Hotel Tamaca Beach Resort
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... Vince showed me how to start my first camp fire!
One afternoon myself and Estella went to visit the cacao farm to see how chocolate is made. The farm was run by Horatio who also worked in Finca Carpe Diem doing work outside such as the new cabin. On our return, I brewed up a pot of Barry's Tea for everyone and we ate our organic chocolate.
I had been detoxing until Natalia and Karen decided they were thirsty and the hostel bar was depleted!! After a few more ...
... the time passed by quickly. Then it was time to hike back to the finca. This was a task in and of itself not only beacuse we were beat from our morning hike but also because everything was mud and puddles. Needless to say we had a few laughs and much needed showers upon our return. In the evening we read our books and made a couple plans for the upcoming days. I am currently in my wonderfully bug safe hammock listening to Elia y Elizabeth very excited for ...
... the receptionist explained the bag would arrive after 2200. With that we left in a freezing taxi all the way to our hostel. The layout included a pool with hammocks all around. We dropped our bags off in Australia (our 4 bed deluxe room) where we found one english girl sleeping and another just plain depressed girl with origins unknown as she never once spoke. We quickly dropped off our bags and ...
... at night. The trail was just over 30 miles with lots of steep climbs and descents. Rain was a daily occurrence making the trail treacherous in places. We slept in camps with bunk beds or hammocks covered with mosquito netting. We went through two bottles of bug spray. Each day started at 5:30 and typically ended at about 6 pm. All this sounds miserable but we had a great experience. The food was surprisingly good and we were treated to fresh fruit along the trail at ...
... still live by. We also leant more about the 7 tourists who were kidnapped by guerrillas in 2003 while doing the same Lost City trek. We saw where they were taken from and met their guide, who funnily enough still takes tourists on the trek. The tourists ended up being released after some time, but it was still a crazy story to hear while doing the actual trip. Just goes to show how intense this country was 10-15 years ago. Hence the large military ...