Panorama of the new Palapa Bar from the west side, facing east.

Screw you, Earl, the Palapa Bar is back and better than ever

Hurricane Earl destroyed a lot of livelihoods when it ran down the coast of Ambergris Caye, here in Belize, tearing out piers like stubble on the end of a razor.

At least temporarily.

So many docks have been rebuilt, so many businesses were quickly up and running again within days of the terrible storm.

But none has been more anticipated and welcomed back from its watery grave than the Palapa Bar & Grill on Boca del Rio.

That happened on Sunday.

In a little over 114 days, the iconic island watering hole went from sea-soaked kindling to this new, expansive super-iconic beach bar.

Fans, family and friends came out on Sunday to help Scott and Jodi Harnish celebrate this new beginning, their third in less than a year.

It was the end of 2015 when the Palapa moved from its original pinions in the Tres Cocos neighborhood. It had taken years for Scott and Jody to turn the original Palapa from a sweaty drug and hooker den into the islandís most and iconic popular bar ó inviting to locals, expats and visitors alike.

This came out during the grand re-opening of the Palapa Bar & Grill in San Pedro, Belize on Sunday. Weather, in the form of Hurricane Earl, took away the Palapa and weather it seems is bestowing its blessing on the newly rebuilt bar.

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