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We made several trips to the Quetzal up until a few years ago. Our last trip we were scheduled to leave the day before Hurricane Emily was to hit. At that time the beach there was only half what it had been in years past. Now our TA doesnt send anyone there due to the beach condition. That is a real big deal because it was a super popular resort for her business. We still love the Quetzal but when we go next will probably stay at the Del Mar or find a new place to go until the beach rebuilds itself at the Quetzal. It is a shame because we LOVE it there.

 

My thoughts are, if you are a real beach fan like us then you might want to consider another location in that area. Just my $.02 and YMMV.

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Wow, I just found pics of the beach. It doesnt even look the same. What a shame. Now I see why they are having concerns. That is simply amazing.

 

These are from 2007 and if you go through them there is some more recent photos. I am just stunned because this was such an amazing beach with palms and palapas.

playa 2007 017 pictures from friends & fun photos on webshots

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I just looked on tripadvisor and they had plenty of pictures on the beach from a wedding there. Not sure how old these pictures are but the one person on tripadvisor had just gotten back from her wedding a few months ago. Also the person said that they were pumping sand there everyday

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Have no fear!!!! (lol…hopefully)

 

My travel agent talked to the WC and asked about the beach renovation. She said of the 2 beaches on the property, the Tucan has been completely renovated and is great again, the second beach is still under construction but should be back to normal soon. She also sent along pictures of the beach taken at the end of may, so like 3 weeks ago.

 

I also have a slew of information about weddings at Iberostar Tucan that I will post later tonight when I get home. Iâ€m a little of a research mongol and Iâ€ve got hotel maps, wedding package pricing, rules and restrictions, etc.

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That is good that they are actually adding sand to the beach. Until now they pretty much let the ocean replenish the sand but this time it is just to much damage. I see that they were building a retaining wall which tells me they are going to be content with the new beach level. Hopefully they willl get it back to a usable situation. I really like the Quetzal for a vacation spot and would miss not getting to go back. The best thing to hope for at this time is that they have a mild storm season this summer.

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Wow Thanks Lots of good info!!!

Did you book a restaurant for your reception? We booked the steakhouse, I hope its good lol. Did you do a cocktail party after dinner or somewhere to do cake-cutting and first dances? I would love to hear more about weddings at Quetzal!!! Can anyone tell me about the Tucan side, would you say its better? Thanks for all your help!!!

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Thanks everyone! I actually contacted Mayra the WC at the resort and she also sent me some pictures she had taken about three weeks ago! Things look good!! =) my worries are gone! We went to the resort last year and loved it( i liked the quetzal side the best! but both are wonderful!!!) I have not booked my reception restaurant yet. And yes I am having a cocktail party after the dinner (we are bringing our ipod and having them hook it up to their system to dance) =) On another note we are getting legally married before we leave and I email the minister for the blessing ceremony he seems wonderful and replied VERY quickly !!! =) hope this helps!

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