Hotel Villa Del Mar
Travel Blogs from Veracruz
... feeling hungry, bought some soup, and just stayed at the hostel that night where met some Australians that had been travelling through Mexico in one of the VW Camper Vans and had some cool stories. I shared some of mine, and seemingly gave them a different impression to their usual English backpacker – the last of which was a southern softie who carried one of those handheld fans around with him! Met a guy called David who was pretty sound, although he was travelling with a couple ...
... napping, it was actually kind of painful to be wide awake in the dark with nothing to do. Finally after falling asleep, I discovered later that there was a hole or leak in my inflatable pillow. So that gave me something to do every few hours until morning. Wake up, pack up, and hike out to the highway. I didn’t accomplish much on this stop but I got use out of the gear I have been carrying and felt cleaner after fasting for a ...
... their work and the importance of the island as a natural lab. 2 troops of howler monkeys were introduced in 1988-9 from the mainland, to protect them from poachers and hunters. At their peak, they numbered 100, and have now stabilized at 75. The island can probably accommodate more but there had to be sufficient food source, which is why we saw human intervention in propagation of trees.
We hiked up one of the small hills, not high or clear enough ...
... gave me $520 and a Clif bar. That gave me more than $150 a day extra to play with. I felt rich, even though it was only about $11 US.
But what really made me rich was all the help I’d received from these kind and generous people, who were, essentially, strangers.
Suddenly, Fernando stood up. There were 1400 turtles that had been born early and we needed to hurry back to camp and release them, ASAP.
Then he paid the restaurant bill for everyone.
... of them to take out on a release. I accompanied the group and assisted the turtles who washed back to shore.
Back in camp, while I was waiting for something else to do, Maria came into the yard from the house. At first she looked away, but then peered at me shyly over her shoulder. Still hurt by yesterday’s mysterious snubbing, I didn’t know how to react. The language barrier made it hard to have a discussion, plus I was still hurt and felt like ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking