Woke up and had coffee on the patio. Headed out south on the golf cart this morning. Went all the way down to Punta Sur. Had a quesadilla and cervezas at el acantilado and walked around the trails for a good 2 hours. Absolutely gorgeous views and took many great photos. Even saw a little snake slithering on the cliffs.
Left Punta Sur and drove along the Caribbean side. There are some gorgeous houses over there! Drove a little bit into the Colonias and around the lagoon. Stopped at the bead coop and got some very unique pieces. The ladies were very nice – apparently there are around 60 people that make pieces for the coop, women, children, and even men! One of the bracelets we bought was made by a 10 year old boy, it was amazing. I wanted to stop at la bruja because I had read some good reviews on here but we got turned around a couple times and some of my lady friends were getting a little uncomfortable in the neighborhood (first timers out of the country) so we headed back over to the west side.
Stopped at El veradero. Had amazing mojitos and was really looking forward to the food but they were strangely out of a couple of things – no guacamole and no sweet plantains. Ceviche was okay -the shrimp were the best part and we also got tostones which were dry and not really good. It was a very relaxing place and I could see it as a nice romantic spot if you were with your spouse. It was cool to watch all the fancy boats go by on the lagoon.
There were some guys cleaning boats next door playing loud music and they started playing a song with a long intro of um,,,, extremely loud bedroom noises? The other patrons and us got a good chuckle out of it. After that loud boat left a lady started playing some classic cuban songs on the guitar and singing at el varadero – she was good.
After heading out of El Varadero we heard a band playing next door and we went to check it out at Chuuk Kay. The band was really good and it was nice to hear Spanish music in Mexico (imagine that!). Great service, bathrooms, free wi-fi and tasty pina coladas. Very cute place. We had 1 bottle of water, 4 shots of tequila, 2 pina coladas for 328 pesos / 29 $ USD
Drove down to el centro and walked down hidalgo checking out the shops. Had a light dinner at Brisas and caught the sunset. We were really cold so we had lobster bisques and a shrimp / corn / potato chowder and some amazing garlic tortillas with a spicy dipping oil. The chowder was awesome but the lobster bisque was bland and had some bits of lobster shell in it.
Headed back south towards the condo, passed the checkpoints without being stopped. It was freezing on the golf cart driving south after sunset with the wind!
Went to sleep after an amazing day!