Soleil Pacifico Resort
Travel Blogs from San Jose
... sign on the side of the pier proclaiming "Bienvenidos a Welcome to" greeted us. We realize Guatemala is not the most politically stable country, but you'd think they'd at least fill in the name of the country on their Welcome sign... Fortunately they had a temporary sign on the pier that said Welcome to Guatemala... we assumed they wouldn't have gone to the trouble and expense of putting up a vinyl banner if a major coup was imminent. When we finally docked, debarkation ...
... to the mall down the road from where we were staying, Oakland Mall, a huge American style mall with everything in it- Zara, Mango, all the important stuff- and another cinema. The first thing that happened when we walked in was a girl came running up to us and asked if we spoke Spanish – she was in need of a model for a photo shoot they were doing the following day and wanted Francisco to be it! So he agreed and we spent the next 20 minutes with her and ...
... and one boat ride later we arrived in the little town of El Paredon just as it was getting dark. We counted seven chickens aboard our multiple vessels, one parakeet, one puppy, we were preached at by two yelling religious men and sold "magic cream" by one passionate salesman, we ate green mango covered in some kind of spicy sesame paste and we probably sweat at least a liter each. It was a good authentic ...
... for more turtles who lay their eggs by night. We find one, but its a bit of a troubling encounter as a group of locals and tourists are photographing and stroking the poor turtle which becomes scared by the flashing lights. Turtles head for the lighter sea when they want to return there, and the bright flashes confuse the animal as to which way to go. A guide has to keep picking the huge creature up ...
I finally had nice fresh seafood for lunch. Wendy and Joan left for their homestay for the week.
Chilled out further, reading my book on the swing, next to the hammocks. Dozing off, decided to just take a nap back in my room.
Woke up in time for sunset. Finally! After a month of traveling in Mexico and guatemala, I finally got to see a beautiful, fiery sunset!
Day 2: Monterrico Sunrise
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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