The palapa near the end of the main roadway sits right at the edge of the beach. Before the house was enlarged to include a kitchen, the palapa was the kitchen, with plastic sides and a primitive stove (see April 24, 2012 post).
Sea turtles nest in the sand just to the right of the palapa so after we removed the larger of the two buildings that were there, we thoroughly cleaned the area. We also planted some coconut trees and swamp lilies nearby but we did nothing that will get in the way of the turtles. Neither the small trees nor the swamp lilies give much of a show right now, but in only a couple of years the lilies at least will look as though they've been there a long time.