After our visit to Pedasi and the Azuero Peninsula, we headed to Santa Catalina for a couple nights. After a beautiful drive down and an evening in the most total darkness I’d ever experienced (power outage, thank goodness for the borrowed flashlight!) we woke up in a really beautiful area.
We stayed at the Hotel Santa Catalina, one of a number of hotels in the area. This is a famous surfing spot, location of some world surfing events. This is evident when you walk around the little town which consists of mainly hotels, restaurants, and surfing shops.
Our room was just to the left of the path.
Some of the other rooms as seen from the tiki bar area.
The microwave in the room was all in Spanish.
The tiki bar and restaurant, and internet location, and just a lovely, relaxing place to hang out.
We had a great Caribbean lunch! It was a tasty as it was beautiful.
Fish with vegetables, rice, salad, and an amazing salsa. We were told it’s Indian curry, coconut milk, and some fish powder product. I need the recipe!
The manager thought we needed a picture together.
Chickens and cats were common underfoot, but the cats were better at begging.
The underside of the thatched roof.
We noticed this workman was always barefoot.
I think they had thrown out some scraps for the birds (turkey vultures)
These noisy grackles were common in the area.
We were lucky to spot this beautiful black hawk in a tree.
A coconut palm with a huge bromiliad growing on the trunk.
As in our area, every tree and available growing surface has something else growing on it.
Another huge bromiliad in a tree.
Pretty hills across the street from our hotel.
Up the road from the hotel you could see some of the ocean.
That’s a start. Now let me go see what other photos I have that might be interesting.