The ride along the river to El Castillo was stunning. I’d say it felt Amazon like, but I’ve haven’t been down the amazon yet.
It took 3 hours and it rained most of the way. As we rounded the bend all 3 non locals on board had cameras ready for the gorgeous photos of the town and fortress on the hill.
I checked into a nice clean hotel and went and had a great lunch by the river. The fort is closed for lunchtime so I had to bade my time before entering it.
I was charged C$25 for entry and C$37 to take photos……..
Anyway I think i got some nice photos so the extra $2 US isn’t too expensive. Oh they do keep looking at you to too make sure you don’t sneak photos, even though i paid to they kept an eye on me at all times.
The museum inside was a let down but the fortress was very nice. Superb views and you can see why they built it here above some rapids that made an potential pirate and easy target.
After the fort I had a nice coffee and cake by the river and thought a quick nap before dinner to catch up on lost sleep from the night before. I woke up at 11pm refreshed from my 7 hr nap….. I was more tired than I thought. I went back to sleep but did manage to wake for the 5:30am express boat back. So a nice little side trip and now I’m heading to Costa Rica.
Until then adios. Hope it doesn’t keep raining as well, the novelty factor has worn off now.