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... and huge butterflies. Arriving at the beach, sweat dripping all over the shop, we ate our soggy lettuce sandwiches. The beaches were beautiful: Arrecifes - huge, wild, disorientating jungle backdrops, raging dangerous sea. La Piscina - great for a swim, not as pretty as the others. Cabo San Juan - two sandy bays full of backpackers, hippies, Colombians, everyone really. ...
... swimming year round so we had to make the 15 minute walk to the first swimable beach. It was quite the pleasant walk and found it was well worth it when we discovered La Arenilla. This beach was a stunning little bay and the water was absolutely lovely. We then popped over to the next hill and found a deserted beach with strange black sand. Behind the beach we discovered hundreds of large Blue Crabs which were pretty cool. ...
... we decided we'd give the 5 day trek a go. We were delighted that we did, as it was a really great experience. I suppose the fact that we hadn't built up expectations for the hike may have helped, but for me, it was a comparable experience to our Torres del Paine and Machu Pichu experiences. OK, not quite as good, but certainly memorable. Our tour guide Nicolas was a local farmer ably assisted by his wife the cook, Maria. They were really accommodating and eager to ensure ...
To see a bit more of the Sierra Nevada we spent some days in Minca, a tiny village at 650 meters above and still in sight of the sea. Here we rented a simple cabin amidst a fantastic tropical garden. Around sunset we would lie in the hammocks and see toucans, quetzals and tiny hummingbirds - what a peaceful and beautiful world ;-)). We felt happy and fortunate to live our dreams and enjoy our traveler live.
As usual we went for a hike and were accompanied ...
Trekked through the jungle with Heather and Carleen for a few hours alongside a really nice English couple called Chris and Hannah. It was my first experience of the jungle so our eyes were peeled...saw an ant eating bear! Arrived at Cabo San Juan, first impression was breathtaking, definitely one of the best looking beaches I've ever seen. The whole of Tayrona National Park ...
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