La Ballena Azul Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... I'd signed up to do a 3 day PADI course but only ended up doing the first day. It was always going to be a long shot, with quite a big fear of water and struggling to equalise my ears in water and on planes....it was with these reservations that I booked my course with a company that promised to refund day 2 and 3 should it not go well. Sarah joined me and one other guy who'd also been diving before for a refresher course as it had been 10 years since she'd last been diving. ...
... to get there and hired a horse to take our large bags from Carnivale to Arricifes, the area where our campsite was located. We walked one hour to Arricifes, stopping to marvel at the beautiful views of the ocean, and massive rocks. The weather was not too hot, just right, but very humid! Our campsite was called Paradiso and we rented a tent for $10 each per night. We lived off of our own fresh fruits and vegetables that ...
The flight from Bogota was slightly turbulent at times, but was generally fine. After an hour, we arrived at sunset in Santa Marta. We were unprepared for the blast of heat as we stepped off the plane. It was hot! We took a taxi to Taganga, and checked into La Tortuga. La Tortuga was owned by Guillermo's friend, Monica, and he had stayed there before. We were happy to go with the recommendation and we had a nice room, and the hostel had a great view from the ...
... before, which confirmed my suspicions that I do indeed look like a slightly injured manatee with co-ordination problems underwater (or a fish out of water if you will - eh? eh?!) Our last stop in the region was Minca, a small village in the mountains above Santa Marta. Getting to Minca itself was easy, but getting to our hostel, which was higher up the mountain above Minca involved either a two hour uphill jungle hike or a twenty minute motorbike taxi ride up a bumpy dirt track. ...
... worst surfer in the world! Our instructor is really good and with his help I caught at least 3 waves, where I managed to get to my knees if not my feet. We called it knee-boarding... Anyway, I became very good at falling off, and at playing the over/under game (you see a massive wave coming towards you and have to judge whether it will break and you have to dive under, or if you can float over it. The ocean is not my friend). They have ...