Laguna de Apoyo

We had heard about a great day trip from Granada to a crater lagoon, so we looked into it and discovered there are currently two hostels in the city that offer transportation to stay at hotels on the lagoon for the day, with full use of their water sports equipment included.  We went to one to sign up and they told us there was a minimum of five people required for the trip to run.  It was the day before and we were the first to sign up, so we weren’t too optimistic, especially since the details including prices were not what they had advertised.  The morning of at breakfast Georgia suggested we go to see if enough people had signed up to go.  I was not enthusiastic for various reasons, but agreed to check it out and we are both very glad we did.  They did indeed have enough people, in fact six more signed up after us, so at 10:30 am we headed from The Bearded Monkey Hostel in Granada to San Simeon Hotel, Laguna de Apoyo.  After a bumpy ride in the back of a truck with a roll cage and a tarp for protection we arrived at our destination and headed straight for the water.  The hotel had two kayaks, a row boat, inner tubes and other floatation devices and we spent a lazy day using them.  We also swam, read and had an interesting veggie sandwich with plantains for lunch.  Georgia marvels at how people here use plantains-how they are like colourful potatoes that grow on trees.  It was a beautiful, relaxing day.

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