Valle de los Ingenos & Peninsula de Ancon
Trip Start May 01, 2008
13Trip End May 11, 2008
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We ate lunch at one of the only good state restaurants in Trinidad, the Trinidad Colonial
We parted ways for a quick siesta and then met up again to head to the beach. The beach was increadible. It was white sand, and the water was about 27degrees. It was super fun watching Ross get into the warm water for the first time - he's used to the west coast where it's a little bit cooler. haha. We lucked out in that it was cloudy so we didn't end up frying ourselves at all. There were some people, but it was very calm - not a lot of children or people running about, and no loud music. The only thing that was a bit disturbing was that on our way back into town, they were spraying for some sort of insect and all the spray got into our cab....a little creepy.
After getting cleaned up we headed out for dinner. We tried to go to the Paladar Estela, but it was closed - they were apparently having some sort of water problems....but we met the owner and she took us to another paladar. I asked her if it was a legal one and she said yes, but we had our doubts. It was called El Torrador, wasn't marked at all, and would have been impossible to find. It was a bit expensive but good. (In hindsight, we paid extra for a tropical wasting disease...). 10CUC per person included bread with whipped cream cheese, delicious yucca, salad, a harty serving of fish and fried plantain and rice and a beer. The only sketchy thing was when one of the cooks came into the backyard / eating area, pulled the lid of a big oil barrel back, filled a pot for rice with water and walked back in. We were a little worried by that....
After dinner it was back to the hostel to pack for Santiago!