The Umbrella Makers
Posted by David Dagoli on February 4, 2017, 7:47 pm
In the nearby town of El Ranchito lives a family that makes the big umbrellas that you see at all the beach restaurants here. |
Unfortunately, Jaime (pronounced 'HI-may) was severely injured in a car crash recently, and is now unable to work for up to one year. The rest of the family is helping fill the gap, but they do need more work to keep up with medical expenses.
Beach umbrellas are available with either 6 or 8 panels, and cost 1,300 pesos complete. New fabric covers are 450 pesos. They can also repair the wood frames of umbrellas. They make replacement fabric seats for wooden folding beach chairs, 70 pesos each.
Here is a photo I took today of Jaime's wife Rosi, and her extremely cute daughters. Contact me if you'd like to order something, they don't speak English. If you speak Spanish, I can send along Rosi's Cel number.
They are a lovely family and they do very good work, and quickly!