Sol y Mar Backpackers
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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... reserve that butts up against the National Park. Of course there are no trails into the park from there and it looks like it would be treacherous going to sneak into the park. We have never had the desire to do so and really have enjoyed walking through this reserve; no other people and lots of birds to be seen.
We set off to the reserve in the early morning and thought it had been abandoned but then found the ...
... close you can feel the draft from their wings.
Our room has 2 fans and a bathroom but no air conditioning. Neither do we have glass windows or curtains, only insect mesh over large 'window' openings to two walls.Because the room is at the top of the hill no-one can see in (I hope!). The bonus is that we are woken by the sun rising over an amazing view.
Breakfasts are good and very sociable as there have been a few people ...
... there talking. In the meantime he professed undying love for my machine and I urged him, in the presence of his wife, to buy one quickly before he got too old...
The other agroindustrial crop I had not mentioned was palm oil. I drove through huge plantations of the trees, and they gave their name to the tiny town of Nuevo Palmar, where I spent the night on the banks of the Rio Grande de Terr.
... back to the dock.
All in all, it was a fun day, but a bit low-key compared to white water rafting and zip lining!
Tomorrow, we have our last full day here - starting with a 3 hour hike in a national park which we have to be ready before 8am for, so we're all getting ready for bed now at 10pm.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Our last full day here in paradise. We started it with a 7:50 pick-up time at our hotel's front desk ...
... head to Playa Seco to Cocomar. This was a resort about 3km off the main road. Another place tucked away from all the crazy tourist areas. We arrived before check in so we hung out at the pool and at the beach. It was so hot out. The pool water was so hot that it didn't even feel that refreshing. But we enjoyed ourselves before we checked in. We had lunch by the pool and I had a few fruity drinks :) We again lounged around the hotel for the afternoon (common theme of our trip) and ...