Day 80: Puerto Jiménez

Puerto Jimenez Travel Blog

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Starting the kayak trip

Today was another day to revitalize. We were planning another two-day trek for tomorrow, so we spent today preparing, stocking up on supplies and taking it easy the rest of the day. Arnaud was still feeling a bit shaky, so we didn't do anything overly exhausting.


At the end of the afternoon we took a kayaking trip through the mangrove forests that surround Puerto Jiménez, and went out on the Golfo Dulce to watch the sunset and hopefully some dolphins. Well, the dolphins were a bit shy today, but the sunset was excellent. All that was missing was a nice beer actually, which we hadn't thought of bringing along in the kayak.


After the trip we went for dinner together with two Israeli guys we had met on our kayak trip and had a couple of drinks at the local pub.

Happy with my crab

Apparently tonight there was some local pastime happening: hermit crab race. Hermit crab races are usually done by kids at the beach. Everybody catches a hermit crab, you draw a circle in the sand and place the crabs in the middle, and the person whose crab is the first to exit the circle is the winner. Well, here in the pub it was slightly more serious business: You had to hire a pre-caught crab from the race organisation, place it in a wooden track underneath a coconut shell, and upon the start signal you'd raise the shell and hope your crab would think it a good idea to walk across to the other side. Mine didn't. Mine just wanted nothing rather than crawl back under the coconut shell, away from all the bright lights and shouty people.

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Starting the kayak trip
Starting the kayak trip
Happy with my crab
Happy with my crab
Crab races are go!
Crab races are go!
Arnaud kayaking through the mangro…
Arnaud kayaking through the mangr…
Setting out on the Golfo Dulce at …
Setting out on the Golfo Dulce at…
The only dolphin wed see today
The only dolphin we'd see today
Me kayaking on the Golfo Dulce
Me kayaking on the Golfo Dulce
Sunset
Sunset
Watching the sunset while floating…
Watching the sunset while floatin…
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Puerto Jimenez
photo by: Biedjee