You are driving along the beach, gazing at the clear blue sea, bright beach and beautiful scenery when suddenly find yourself making an abrupt stop. There is bunch of coconuts blocking your way. What do you do? Well when live gives you lemons, you naturally make lemonade. So when life gives you coconuts, get some coconut water and refresh yourself.
It’s one of the problems of living in Belize, if you can say so. Fortunately, injuries from falling coconuts are not a common occurrence in San Pedro/Belize. If you stumble on a bunch of coconuts such as this on the road it is more likely that it is the ‘Coconut Lady’ and her husband collecting coconut to sell its water and meat.
There is nothing more refreshing than fresh coconut water straight out of the nut! People abroad pay lots of money for it, only after it has been refrigerated for weeks; we island folks have the luxury of just heading to the beach and getting it fresh.
The ‘Coconut Lady’ spends her days traversing the beaches of San Pedro picking up coconuts and collecting the water which she sells in one-gallon containers for $15. She also sells the meat for $5 a bag, which contains about five coconut’s worth of meat.
So finding a bunch of coconuts blocking your way might seem to be a problem of living in Belize, but like most of us residents do – stop and purchase some fresh coconut water and meat. You can also have the ‘Coconut Lady’ slice open one coconut and have yourself one serving of coconut water (milk); she carries straws with her too!!!!