Today we want to go to Merida, on the south part of the island, where there is Isla de Monos, a small island with rare monkeys, which you can reach just swimming.
The road to go there is unpaved, rocky and hilly so bikes are not an option today.
There's a bus at 11am, so we go for that, we chat with the family that owns the kiosk at the bus stop, there's a fun little girl playing with parrots... Time passes and it's 11.45am, no bus has come and I decide to hitch hike!
We get a ride with two nice Germans, father and son, who are going to Cascada S. Ramon and we decide to join them: you can't be picky when you get a ride!
The waterfall is actually very pretty, you can't swim but you can have a nice shower with water falling 50m, $3 entrance, 2hrs nice hike w no car, 1 hr w car from half way.
The Germans decide to drive back making the full loop around Volcan Madera. The road is very bumpy and we spend over an hour passing by local families with their pigs, chickens, dogs, and horses...at the end I'm exhausted and I wish I had a better sport bra!
Pizza night at El Zopilote is fun as usual and I'm very happy to discover that their delicious home made fermented honey water has 14% alcohol because the other night I thought I got drunk on a soda!! : D
Tip of the day: transportation in Ometepe is unreliable and unfrequent so if you don't have much time, rent a car with good suspension if you can afford it!