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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Beach Vendors in Mazatlan, Mexico

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Throughout Mexico, it's a traditional scene to have beach vendors selling items on the beach.

The good part of this, is that you needn't go anywhere for snacks, fruit or even hot food -- It all comes to you!

Below is a short peek into this enjoying this beach convenience in Mazatlan.

Vendor selling beach buckets and shovels, Mazatlan, Mexico

Vendor selling colorful beach buckets, shovels and kites





Here you see this beach vendor selling very popular beach buckets and shovels to make sand castles - a favorite pastime for tourists who visit the sea.

Outside the photo is the kite he is flying, and the other bag he carries is full of them.

Beach vendor selling fruit and crunchy snack, Mazatlan, Mexico

Fresh fruit and crunchy snacks!

This vendor carries whole mangos on a stick, and cut mangos in cups. You'll also see cups filled with cut watermelon, and a tray of cut limes to squeeze over the fruit you have purchased. Commonly, Mexican enjoy their fresh fruit with powdered chili and lime... sometimes sugar too.

He also sells a crunchy, airy snack, something we have never bought, as we tend to favor the fruit.

Beach vendor selling donuts, Mazatlan, Mexico

Donut vendor

Not to give you the impression that we are "food saints" -- we have been known to buy donuts on the beach. This man sells cream-filled pastries and donuts tossed in sugar.

He'll easily sell this whole tray and more by the end of his shift.

Beach fruit vendor, Mazatlan, Mexico

More fruit, crunchy snacks and beach buckets!

This vendor as the cut fruit, crunchy snacks and in addition, he carries the beach buckets and shovels.

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Notice the folding tray he carries over his shoulder. When he has a sale, or when he needs a rest, he takes the tray off his shoulder, opens it up and places his fruit tray on top. In this way, he can display his product, prepare them for his customers and make change.

These cups of fruit run about $1USD each.

Beach vendor with coconut crisps, Mazatlan, Mexico

Baked fresh coconut delights

These coconut rounds are amazingly delicious.

They are made from fresh, grated coconut, cooked with sugar and coconut milk, then baked until crispy.

As a standard, there are 2 flavors: one is natural coconut in its milk, and the other is usually vanilla.

The bowl under the plated coconut delights carries her napkins and plastic bags for when customers make a purchase.

close up of coconut treats, Mazatlan, Mexico

Close up of these coconut delights





You can see the differences in these coconut treats. The ones on the left are cooked with coconut milk and sugar only, the ones on the right are the  vanilla (sometimes with a hint of cinnamon).

They are fresh, delicious, and ... chewy!!

Price generally runs about $1USD each, but depending on the beach, you can get 3-4 coconut rounds for 50Pesos, bringing the price down to about 70US cents each.

Billy and I can usually split one satisfactorily, keeping a 2nd one for our morning breakfast in the hotel.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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