Trip Start May 10, 2010
13Trip End Jun 16, 2010
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Mary gave us weekends off, where we hopped a bus in town that comes by the nearest grocery store and headed to Montezuma nearly each weekend. We also went to the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, about a ten-fifteen minute walk from town, and checked out Cemetary Island nearby as well.
Montezuma is a neat little town, touristy but with plenty of locals as well
We heard of this freshwater waterfall that runs into the ocean and decided to try to walk the beach to get to it. What we hadnt planned was high tide times and how far away it would be. It was quite the adventure actually! Of course it was high tide but we decided to press onward. So off we set into the coastline of calf-high water where we stumbled over large trees that had fallen into the ocean and were washing up and down the shore. One huge trunk washed up near me and I walked over it forgetting it would just come back to me with the water and it knocked me on my butt and rolled under me before I knew what happened! We forged so many piles of these washed up trunks and through deep waters and course sinking sand. Quite a workout! We even had to climb into a part of the forest through cacti and sharp needley plants to avoid a part of the beach we couldnt otherwise get around! VERY amusing at the time. When we finally saw this waterfall, maybe a 15 minute walk away, we didnt even care about getting to it anymore. This walk had taken about 2 and 1/2 hours already and we were done. It was also lookin' brown and reversing tourists said it wasnt worth it.
So we rid of our daypacks and swam right then and there. Forget walking to the waterfall! We saw it, we were set. It was a funny story to tell the other volunteers about our huge adventure and then tell them we never even got to the waterfall after all of our trials.
Another time, we discovered the Montezuma Falls
We walked through a field and found we were above the ocean, it was absolutely beautiful. There were tons of these little plants called touch-me-nots that close up their leaves when you brush past them. We headed to the last waterfall, where we swam in seclusion (some of the girls freely said 'Screw the baithing suits!' and luckily nobody else found this waterfall too haha). There was a neat circular rock hole filled with runoff water that looked like a mini natural hot tub! Definitely a good trip.
There was also an absolutely amazing day where we hiked a path near the lodgehouse of Mary's property to private falls on her grounds. They were the most beautiful falls I had ever seen here! They were tucked away in the jungle and made of this weird feeling rock material, not sure what it was but it was all of a light tan color and you could follow the levels upstream to a larger waterfall to climb up it, with tons of little pools and mini falls in between. We found a scorpion chillin out on one of the ledges of a mini fall! It was an incredibly wild place to discover!