Beach time... playa majagual
Trip Start Feb 06, 2006
44Trip End Ongoing
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Playa Majagual was a gorgeous beach with a couple of places to stay and one bar/restaurant, but not much else, so essentially it was a few days of hanging around in hammocks and swimming, followed by a few cervezas in the evening - tough work. I got too lazy and cheap to go and hire a board to go surfing, partly because it meant walking to a different beach, while the waves at Majagual were perfect for body surfing, of which i did a lot
The amount of wildlife at Playa Majagual was pretty cool, aside from the hundreds of fish in the water and crabs on the rocks, there were weird mollusc things in the shallows, seaslugs in rock pools, and scorpions in the dorms. I ate dinner at a surfers hideout where a scorpion was found on the wall, and later that night at the bar next to the beach, while talking about the scorpions people had found and been bitten by, I stood up to feel something crawling on my thigh - and freaked out of course. I hit and shook it out of the inside of my pants, expecting to be stung any second, but it turned out a massive purple and yellow crab had crawled up my pants and latched onto my leg as i stood up.
After a lot of sun and swimming and with Semana Santa (Holy Week ie Easter) rapidly approaching it was time to head to Isla de Ometepe to chill out. It looked like San Juan del Sur was going to get crazy, (not in a good way) and expensive, and possibly dangerous. Ayme and Emico decided to stick around San Juan for a while, so I hit the road solo again.