Posted By: DoubleE
Trip Report #2 - 03/25/04 05:36 PM
Saturday 3/20 Took a trip with Sea Duced to Lamani. Wow what a long day but well worth the time and money! Loaded the boat at 7am picked others up till 7:30-8:00am then off to the mainland. Had a short breakfask on the boat and saw lots of different stuff. Docked at Bomba, Everyone shoped for a while, What beautiful work these people do with wood. (Great place to buy your carvings) Loaded a bus and headed for another river and tour guide to the Lamani Ruins.We saw a couple of small crocks and got several great pictures. (Will try to post them Later) Had lunch and toured the ruins. Saw some (Several) Howler monkeys and they were singing away. All climbed the large ruin by rope and what a sight from the top (This is a must do) Harder to come down then up but use the rope and you will be fine! Back on to the boat for a fairly Quick ride back to the bus and by now the Rum punch was flowing. Bus ride back to our first boat. (Tip, do not try to drink a rum punch on the bus!!!!) A fast ride out of the mainland and back to San Pedro! Long day and in bed by 9pm. Sunday wanted to rent a cart and go up north but a beach walk down to Cholos revieled that no gas carts were available. (Rent one for 24 hrs) so it was time to hit the beach bars all the way back to Paradise Villas. We looked all over for a gas cart. It was around 4pm when we got back to the room and decieded to make a day of this bar thing and try the Hammock House (This shoud be a must for all) Stayed at the hammock house till around 7 and headed back. The folks at this place were great and wished we would have spent more time there. Mon. morning before the flight out spent the morning watching the people on the beach from the Paradise Hotel Beach Bar, Had to have a few more of those fresh fruit drinks and the food here is great, and as I heard that this was the last week of operation! Too bad as we spent several evenings and off time there hanging out. A tip for all is too carry a copy of your passport with you if you have travelers checks this is a requirement on the island too sign with an ID #. We stayed at Paradise Villas this year and the rooms and service was excellant! Too all who plan to stay there you will not regret it a bit. Too all who may be looking then this is the place. A little bit more to follow later.