I’d heard a lot about Bocas del Toro in Panama on the Central American gringo grapevine.
Stories of quiet islands engulfed by still, crystalline turquoise waters. Untouched lush jungle and tangled mangroves sprouting from the silky Caribbean ocean. Colourful coral and starfish as intriguing and tranquil as the sloths in the trees above.
As I lulled in a pristine infinity pool with a rum spiked fresh fruit smoothie in hand overlooking a family of howler monkeys dancing from branch to branch along a canopy of jungle, I felt like I’d reached the peak of hollibobs relaxation.
Welcome to Driftwood Glamping and Boutique Hotel…
Manuel Antonio is a lush National Park located around 3 hours south of San José.
Renowned for its cotton wool white beaches framed by vibrant green jungle, sleepy sloths and white-faced monkeys, it’s no surprise that this area is swarming with binocular-clad tourists all wanting to get a sighting of Sid the sloth.
Whilst living and working in Masaya, Nicaragua I sampled most food establishments on offer. From traditional comedors and street stalls to western cafes and pizza parlours, there was a lot of choice to fill my forever grumbling tum.
Yet, nothing quite hit the spot like Ceviches el Pollo.
Well haven’t I been great at keeping you all up to date on my time working as Communications Officer for Raleigh International in Nicaragua…
My last blog post was an introduction to my new home in Masaya when I first arrived in Nicaragua in January and to be honest, since then, it’s been non-stop. From writing blog posts, conducting interviews and taking photos to visiting remote communities, building ranches and trekking volcanoes, Raleigh sure knows how to keep you occupied.
After a longggg radio silence on the blog, I’m back in action and most importantly, I’M BACK TRAVELLING!
If you don’t already know, I have just arrived in the city of Masaya in Nicaragua, Central America where I will be volunteering as Communications Officer for the charity, Raleigh International for the next three months (have a read of this blog post and my JustGiving page to find out a bit more about the charity as well as, why I chose to volunteer for them).