Hermosa Heights Villas
Travel Blogs from Playa Hermosa
Well no news on my bags.....
We woke up and got our rental car and opted to change our plans a bit to stay close to the airport for the night flight in. Only one flight a day comes in and its at 8:30 pm.
We drove 20km away to Playa Hermosa and called the rental agency of the villa we had reserved for the end of our trip to see if we could …
Well, getting out of Honduras was just as complicated and time consuming as getting in...this time the currency of choice was US$ which only became apparent after most of the group had changed all remaining local currency except the published amount due at the border, only to be told that the exchange rate had changed again, this time in favour of the US$ and extra local currency was required in order to get out. I'm sure there's a lesson here somewhere but it's well hidden. However ...
... are strictly illegal (a case was being heard as I travelled through). And the Ticos are a self confident, brash lot. Easy to talk to -- quick to laugh -- proud of their country.
Crossing from one country to the other was the usual hassle. Large buses dumped their passengers out into the immigration area just as I arrived, and we stood in a long line in the hot sun. I found myself behind a really ...
... looking animals and beautiful trees. Hugo was great pointing out so much of the forest to us. It took exactly 2 hours to get to the waterfall & we only passed 3 people along the way. I was so glad we had Hugo, Jeff and I would have gotten lost. The trail was not clearly marked.
Seeing the waterfall was truly an "aha" moment. Jeff wanted to swim up to the falls, but I was too chicken. I sat with Hugo ...
... in the distance & got off the rocks, fast. The tide was coming in.
Jeff had a great time out there, but was feeling a bit queasy from the waves. He is a registered scuba diver & knew if he was feeling queasy, I would not have made it.
Enjoyed relaxing in a lounge chair & starring out onto the Pacific Ocean. Went into the ocean a couple of times, but the waves really were crazy ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center