Wednesday 21 August 2019.
Highlights: La Victoria Coffee Farm visit, Pozo Azul Waterfall, and intense topical rainstorm
A leisurely morning allowing for us to sleep in as long as we had breakfast by 9 am and our bags were ready to be transferred to Taganga while we continued our exploration of Minca in the morning and early afternoon.
What wasn’t on the plan as an intense topical rainstorm which was great to witness since we were safely undercover at the time 🙂
Our visit to La Victoria Coffee Farm I personally found disappointing compared to the Recuca Coffee Farm visit back in Armenia on Day 4 which was much more hands on. It didn’t help that our farm guide spoke very quickly and I could only understand about half of what he was explaining but I’m not a coffee person and I’ve already done a coffee tour so no real harm.
This was followed up with a visit to the public Pozo Azul Waterfall, public meant no facilities to change at. The 30 minute hike there was nice and our local guide did a good job pointing out different interesting sights in particular the trees and vegetation. Like yesterday I was not going swimming today but I did pick up a few scopes of crisp water and poured it over my head which helped greatly in the humidity.
We headed back to our hotel from last night for included lunch. For the first time in 3 days I actually completed the meal so I’m probably getting better. A highlight was just after lunch when a major intense storm started which delayed us for an hour. The weather even knocked out the power in the hotel in this remote area.
Eventually we got going for our nearly one hour drive to Taganga. Just short of this fishing village, now fishing town / backpacker destination we stopped at a point overlooking the town and bay that helped create the town. Very nice views.
The hotel we are staying in (Ocean Taganga) is very nice and had air conditioning but no hot water, I guess not really not needed in this climate. The surrounding streets had so much construction work everywhere it limited access.
Miguel informed us that we should stay on the Main Streets only, especially at night, don’t be stupid – something I was going to follow having already lost a wallet, losing my backup funds just couldn’t be allowed to occur.
We finished with a nice group dinner at a local restaurant selected by Miguel and afterwards most of the group sat in the common area of the hotel drinking and speaking about the issues of the world under the stars. Nice 🙂