Dispatch: The great Cabana search

Wandering down the beach looking for a cabana, we have the beautiful cliffs and ruins of Tulum at our back, but we are more concerned with finding a room and getting our packs off our backs. The first few places are full with burn-outs and hippies, some giving us strange looks. Yes, we are backpackers. And yes, you are an end-of-the-road gringo who’s probably been here way too long. Oh, and no, you’re never getting that VW bus unstuck from the sand. What? No, I don’t think a rolled-up sarong is going to make a very good fan belt.