We asked about a beach with sand, and were sent to Playa Estero, not far from our hotel. This is one of the beaches suitable for beginning surfers. Most of the beaches in the area had warnings that they were for experienced surfers only and booties were required because of all the rocks. This one was calmer and though there were rocks, it was mostly sand. It was very pretty and I enjoyed taking photos there.
While we were at this beach I had a conversation with a couple guys who were collecting big pieces of bamboo and hauling them up the hill. They told me that they were building another room on a house. Many of the people in this area seem to have very little money and get by on whatever they can produce or scavenge. These men also seemed to talk a bit differently, perhaps a different accent? I had a hard time understanding them. But, they were very nice to us and seemed happy that we took the time to talk with them.
Little by little I’m getting caught up with the photos from our trip between getting distracted by things going on here that I also find interesting.