Albacora Praia Hotel
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... and he was shaken, rattled and rolled the whole way to the car ferry port. Next was a boat across the river and on the other side a rather cool but battered beach buggy was waiting for us. 3 hours after we started our 30 minute journey we were finally there ready to go and see the manatees.
As expected the entire manatee tour was in Portuguese as foreign tourist really don’t bother visiting these parts and seeing how hard it is to get ...
... for a walk into town and had an ice cream in one of the many ice cream shops. I had made plans to see the Argentinian girls later. So meanwhile Nathalie, Chloe and I had a drink in a bar, the music was SO loud so eventually went to the bar opposite. We found the other girls and chatted with them. By this point it was about 2 and Nathalie was tired. I thought I was probably going to go home soon too. I then got talking to a man from Chile and it turned out he owned ...
... sand. It is not a very big town. It has tourist shops, restaurants and a supermarket. It was smaller than Pipa and although the guide book makes out its very touristy it didn't feel like that at all. It seemed much quieter and localised than Pipa. When we arrived Gaston asked me, 'are you regretting coming after that drive.' He thought it was so brave of me to go off with 4 Argentines that I didn't know. He kept asking me in the car if I was ok ...
... which is a super small town at a 20 km long bay...all beach! Really nice. So the touristy things to do where walking at low tide for one km through the sandbanks to the reef...quite a beautyful walk with this amazing colour of the water.
The next day we got in the tourist trap again. They told us to go snorkeling in the natural pools. It was packed with boats and people there and apart from water and some unspectacular fish there was not much to see - but well they kow how to sell it! ...
... feeling bold, I tried body surfing with my arms at my sides in pretty big waves. Well, the wave picked me up and plopped me right on my head into the sand. Ouch. I'm ok but it was embarrassing! The scabs took a few day to dissipate.
Living life on the edge. It was an astoundingly wonderful day, with my accident and all.