Published: November 29th 2009
November 29th 2009
Paddington checks out the surf
OK he is a tiny keyring bear that Neil got me to travel with!
The need to see the Pacific again meant we treated ourselves to a beachfront room at La Guitarra resort at El Tunco Beach. OK treated means $60 a night but views like nothing else. To the left we can see the Bocana break and to the right Sunzal break where the ride is just the longest I have ever set eyes on. Pretty large so as we arrived on the weekend we are leaving it to the locals and hoping to get in the water tomorrow - as our surf instructor friend John says this will be the ride of our life here and he knows after taking a month out here last year.
To the left is the East and the right the West so we are seeing the most amazing sunrises and sunsets and of course I have taken a million photos - on the first night the waiters were even taking photos so just shows it must have been good. Literally next door is a great restaurant on the water and it's a regular now for breakfast and dinner, truly I could not think of anywhere else I would love more to just take it all in.
Sunset at El Tunco
Incredible, the sun is just huge as it sets here
Last night I woke and could not sleep so just sat on our balcony and watched the waves and shooting stars, just a bit different from a sleepless night in SW19!
Our resort is dedicated to the love of music and so many cool posters from Abbey Road to Bob Dylan and also loads of iconic artwork; Che Guevara et al. A more hostel like than we have been doing and some really cool people from all over the place - it´s the norm for people to be painting, playing pool as Neil is doing now and just chatting about travel around the pool, the common love of all after football of course!
Here for four nights before we make our way down the coast just a little towards La Libertad stopping at San Blas where we will be staying at the Punta Roca Surf Resort recommended by my contact at Taca. He told me to expect slow and then a bit slower so looking forward to seeing another break and more chilled time in this gorgeous unspoilt undeveloped country. BTW El Tunco is the most developed coastal town and consists of a tiny barred shop and
sunset and the locals making the most of it
a few restaurants and a surf shop - how fantastic to see somewhere that has not actually emerged quite yet.
There are more photos below