We wake up at 5am because in our classy room there's a noise of pebbles and sand falling from the wall: what could it be??? Thousands of ants during the night found the left over of a cookey and they were taking it away: so bizarre! I've never found noisy ants!!! So we take advantage of the early start to begin our planned trip. Taxi to bus station 20c, minivan to Managua 40c/ 1.5hr, taxi to other bus station 30c, bus to Rivas 40c/ 2hrs, taxi to Playa El Gigante $15/1hr. We arrive on this nice beach at around noon, we walk around and find a big room w shared bath for $20 at Chele Palmado's, a guest house at the end of the beach with a barefoot bar, great music and good food. Even if it's supposed to be a surf town, there are barely waves and swimming is relaxing. the beaches next door are supposed to be better for that. At 4pm I go for a vinyasa yoga class at Papaya Grove - namely a wellness center but technically just a covered platform - that India just finished to build last week.The class is very nice, $5, I loved to use a mat for a change. Awler monkeys and two cute local girls were watching us.
Dinner and drinks at Chele Palmado's. David -chef/ owner/ manager/ DJ - plays great music, a mix of raggae, funky and chill out. Later this sleepy spot turns into a party but we are too tired to enjoyed it until the end and we go to bed with the music in the background...