On Monday we decided to take it easy as my calves were beyond sore from all the hiking we did at Rio Celeste, so we decided to go to the beach. We went to Playa Hermosa (pictured above).
The drive only took about 20-30 minutes and once we got there it was easy to find parking you just tip the person who is watching over your car and they do watch over them because I left something valuable and it was still there when we got back. Next, we were going to take a snorkeling tour but because the person we bought the access from didn’t warn us about the unsteadiness from the boat and we had a minor accident that could have been much worse but luckily that wasn’t the case for us. Caution: If you are going to be doing any activities make sure the guides are from a company with good reviews, you’re better safe than sorry. After the accident we decided to not let it drag us down and we chose to tan and take pictures while we were in such a beautiful destination. See pictures below:
On Tuesday we decided to have a late start but mostly because we slept in & we ate at a restaurant nearby in the town and I definitely recommend eating close by rather than trying to find some well known restaurant because odds are you will end up spending more money than you’d like. For breakfast/lunch we only spent $6 USD each for our food which was flavorful and a good portion. Afterwards we headed to Cataratas Llanos de Cortéz which was about 20 minutes away driving and a small hike down to the most stunning views of the waterfall. I would 100% recommend visiting this site, it’s cheap and gorgeous and you get to cool down. We went to a side trail as well where we found a smaller waterfall where I took the seated picture, see below:
All in all today was not planned but still filled with adventure and hidden gems. Waterfalls have always been one of my favorite things and I’m so happy to have swam in one and made a couple friends out here while we were at it, they were friendly and very sweet.
I’m excited for what the next few days will bring, stay tuned!