Yes, yes and yes…back to the beach and the ocean. To breathe again. No matter how much I have come to enjoy the mountains and the bush there is still this deep connection we have with the ocean that is irreplaceable. And the water here! I think I have never felt the water so hot! It is impossible to refresh yourself! Coveñas is a laid-back beach town, or at least laid back during the off season which suits always perfect to us as we can have water views from our windows and sleep with the beautiful sound of waves. And I am glad no one is here as the furthes we move to the north the more touristic the places are the less friendly people have become. Not here, we were welcomed by everyone.
The really impressive things about this city is the fortress that rounds the old town that looks like Disney, the contrast between the really rich and the really poor and the suffocating heat that doesn’t give you a rest day or night. The first time we visited the old town was very surprising. As we entered the walled city a different place opened up to us. It looked magic and it was late in the afternoon and a Saturday! Lots of locals were around, a huge music festival taking place. Perfect! We also did very nice bike rides and others not that nice going back and forward to the shipping agent. It was great that it give us the possibility to really explore the city and really there is no much prettiness to see. The nice area, the rich area, the touristic area. The promenade, the shopping, the tall and new buildings…same same same
We stayed on the beach, of course. But this time with so many other travellers. El Laguito has become a mix of a stopover, permanent or quasi permanent place to rest for gypsies. A place to wait for the crossing to Panama, a "going back point" for travellers from South-America that are not crossing, a place for a good mate, nice chats, interesting people, gather information
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