After much speculation, a little bit of extra gossip and finally, the sight of the finished product, Caribbean Villas unveiled their latest addition to the public: El Diablo (The Devil). We can’t say owner Pedro is subtle…

 

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On Sunday, October 11th, the crowd was out in full force to check out this devilish contraption. Every so often, a big splash would be met with cheers and whistles, and eventually, I snapped up some courage. My turn to get on that big slide.

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Built by Captain Shark’s, the 50-foot water slide sits imposingly at the end of the dock where eager observers waited to see the brave souls land with a ‘graceful’ splash.

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The walk UP to the slide was the first test in courage. Steps, steps, steps…oh boy…everyone below seemed to shrink further and further away…don’t look down…oh, goody, a landing…then, more steps!

Finally, I reached the top of the tower, and a very helpful guide explained the best way to go down the slide. To avoid things like concussions, it’s really best if you listen and follow commands to a T.

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I lay down the top of the slide, feet together, hands on chest as told, and my head slightly lifted – but shoulders back…and then, with a shout to cascade water around my ankles (can’t go down a dry slide…ouch!)…one quick push…and wheeeeeeeeee!! Down the slide I went!

I’m not going to lie, my eyes were squeezed shut the entire time – which, to be honest, was mere SECONDS! With a great big kerplunk, I sliced through the water and it was over faster than it took to climb the tower! What incredible FUN!

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The cost to get on El Diablo is $5 per turn, or, unlimited fun for a fee of $25! Anyone under the age of 18 has to be supervised by parents/guardians. As always, LISTEN to your guide at the top, and follow instructions. And of course, have a blast!

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Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym 'Tia Chocolate'. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.
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