Inturotel Esmeralda Garden
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So the last day of our holiday.. we again had breakfast downstairs at the hostel and then packed up all our bags, put on our togs, vacated our rooms and went back to the beach.
We hired more deck chairs and umbrellas and then made ourselves most at home for the day. I think the only time we left the beach was to get ice cream and George and I went for lunch at a tapas place.
I even had a ...
... to have lunch as well... backfire again... the crepes were awful and they ended up charging us €10.20 for some flat, syrupy coke... no one will let me ever choose food places again!
We then walked up to the local cathedral and George and I went inside- it was stunning and had the most beautiful stained glass windows! Katie and Kristy decided to hang around in the shade outside instead (I guess between them they have seen ...
... Kristy had an ensuite bathroom and we had our own private bathroom next door- pretty awesome for a hostel!
We then changed into our togs, grabbed some towels and headed back to the beach. We acted like lucrative travellers and hired deck chairs and umbrellas and then we were away for the rest of the day- napping, reading and swimming- perfectly relaxing day!
After we had had enough of the beach (and were quite ...
... happy because of Black Fish), flamingos, penguins, weird seal/whale things, walruses, sharks, sea horses and sting rays- it was actually a pretty cool place and helped us to fill in our day without accommodation (yes no siesta on this day!)
I also would like to mention that George's drink bottle leaked on her lap in the taxi- looked just like she had ****** her pants... refer to picture... I couldn't resist mate!
After we left the exhibit ...
... Heaven, Purgatory…you get the idea) filled with an astounding variety of stalactites and stalagmites. It is in these caves you will find the largest stalagmite (that's one that grows from the ground up) in Europe at 22m tall. The 'Queen of Pillars' is quite rare in that no stalactite hangs above to meet her half way, and whilst it looks like she's about to kiss the top of the cavern, it will take her another 5000 years to reach it.