Punta del Diablo, Cabins, Beach and Dirt Streets

Trip Start Sep 28, 2010
Trip End Apr 11, 2011

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Monday, November 29, 2010

We took another 2 hour bus ride to Punta del Diablo. We did get stuck in a small town (5 hrs.) waiting for a connecting bus to take us to Punta. We ran into a couple, Alberto (from London) and Estelle (from Spain) who were going to Punta as well and who actually stayed in the last town of Cabo, in the same Hostel as us and at the SAME time!! We had lunch together and caught the bus. The bus was dropping us off at the side of the highway AGAIN and we would have to take a taxi into the town (6 miles). There were NO taxis when we got off the bus.... but luckily Vic yelled out to a guy getting into a truck and asked if we could get a ride into town. He waved us over and the 4 of us, all our packs and 2 dogs got into the back of the truck.

The town was great! It is a fishing and surfing beach town with a population of 700.  It is wonderfully remote and beautiful. It has winding dirt/sand streets throughout the small town and just enough restaurants, bars and small stores to keep us busy when were not on the beach.

Neither Vic and I or Alberto and Estella had made reservations for a place to stay, so as we were walking on the road across from the beach (to check out some Hostels) an older man, named Winston, asked us if we would like to rent a house. We said, "Sure, can we see it?" It turned out to be GREAT! It was right across from the beach, great view from the patio and right in the heart of town...and only $35 US dollars a night for the 4 of us! We all stayed for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. We hated to leave. 
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