Tortugal, Rio Dulce Guatemala, el cinco de inero, 2017
I was up bright and early-
to the Castillo which surprisingly was open-
Tortugal, where I am staying, is also a marina for sailboats and yachts. People are from all over the world, including a few from Ontario. Woody sailed down 15 years ago and keeps his boat here for our spring/summer/fall, then sails to Belize where he spends the winter. Sounds like a lot of fun to me!
After breakfast, I walked to Rio Dulce. It got hotter and hotter. I was in search of tapado and the best available. I was told to cross the bridge-
And find Rancho Mary. I did and because I was as red as a tomato-
The waitress took pity on me and brought some fish soup broth that was excellent-
Tapado is a traditional sopa with a coconut milk base, crab, shrimp, plantains, rice and a large poached fish-
The fish on the plate and the broth were excellent, but there wasn't half a teaspoon of crab inside that shell. I left very disappointed.
Once back to Tortugal, I checked into my new room. When I made my reservation back in November/December, I planned on being here January 5 and 6 so that's how I booked. When I changed my plans to the 4th and 5th, my original room was only available on the 5th, so I had to choose another - the cave I slept in last night. I complained that according to booking.com, I was supposed to be in a garden view room. Well, there weren't any windows to have a view of any kind and I paid $15 more for the cave than my new room which Is pretty sweet. I even have my own bathroom-