We had a wonderful driver who took us everywhere and showed us everything.
Rice fields and volcanos--the view is amazing!
Renting snorkeling gear and getting a guide.
A canoe with pontoons on the side and a motor.
Lubing up for the day!
Resting and playing on the pontoons.
Our final day was a snorkeling excursion. Our driver took us to one of his friends, with whom we negotiated a fee for snorkeling gear and a charter to choice locations. After terms were settled and the price set – I was given every assurance that it was an extremely fair price because our driver was a personal friend, yada, yada – we loaded into the brilliantly colored seafaring vessel that looked like a cross between a canoe and a catamaran (sans sails). The first of two beaches we visited proved to be an ideal spot, exactly as advertised. The entire cast of Finding Nemo – well, maybe minus the sea turtles – was there for us to observe. With a loaf of bread, the menagerie of brilliant colored sea creatures was literally eating out of our hands. The sight mesmerized everyone. After spending a couple of hours there, we went on to the Blue Lagoon. We clearly went to the first beach for a reason. The corral was more plentiful, the water was clearer – and everything was generally better. The winds picked up as the day progressed so the water was choppier at the Blue Lagoon.