Hopkins Bay Resort
Travel Blogs from Hopkins
... to surface close by for us to see it. We focused more of our attention on the trees at the river bank and it wasn't long before we heard a big crashing noise and saw something fall from some branches. Manoeuvring ourselves closer we assumed it was a monkey playing in the trees. On closer inspection however it was a large (maybe about 1 metre long) lizard!
It had presumably fallen from a higher branch and was now hanging head first from ...
... this! Ken is now gone and his wife has gone to Maryland for a month to look after her mom. We spoke to an American woman who is managing it for her while she is away. This was pastureland when the DuPlooy's took over way back when. You can't even imagine what it looks like now! Some small ecolodges, with a fairly hefty price tag of $180US a night, but what a setting! We met some Chicago birders with a camera lens a foot long (how do they carry those?). I can see how they would ...
... while we were out walking. We had to stop under another hotel's awning for 20 minutes while it dumped about 20 mm rain in 20 minutes. We were so glad we didn't have our bags:-)
I'm just about over my cold but Clayton may be coming down with one now. Hopefully not. Tonite just after 6PM it started pouring again! Winds were high! It's still windy and I bet another 30 - 40 mm came down. But it's all sand so it just soaks in. We thought this was dry season, lol!!!
... the lay visitor. No ramps, rails or lights have been added. And this is not because they aren't desperately needed, it's because the cave is a highly valued Mayan archeological site. Not only is the cave off limits to those unable to walk, it is closed to those unable to swim if they don't want to wear a life jacket! It is also off limits to cameras, but more on that in a moment. In spite of the fact that this is not in any way a site that should be open to tourists, it is. Much ...
... The guide told us stories of how local people used the flora and fauna, for example what trees they use to make their homes and what leaves can keep food warm for hours. At the end of the second hike, the guide and I swam in the pool of a waterfall. This was a much smaller waterfall, so I got to stand directly under it and behind it which was ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting