Sal de Mar (Sea Salt) is the name of the house we stayed in twice in 2013. It is Paradise.
The character of this vacation home is open, breezy, fresh. You feel like you are one with nature. Yet, it has enough comforts to make the experience very enjoyable. The details in the decorations inside the house (the ceiling, the mosquito nets jems, the windchimes, the paintings, the wooden bateas, the sea shells lining the floor in the shower and sinks), and also outside of the house (the wooden sculptures on the beach, the flowers) show the love and the good taste that the owners must have for this place. The hammocks entice you to rest. The beach invites you to see the sun set. This mood made all our group romantic.
We were a group of 5 adults, a six-year-old and a three-year-old. The setting, with the sand and ocean a few steps away from the house, is perfect for kids. It is very relaxing for adults as well. There is absolute peace in this remote part of the world. The only commerce you are exposed to is the smiling fisherman who comes every morning to show his catch. Once in a while, a lady from the nearest town walks by offering massages and hair braiding.
Each morning, after eating arepa de huevo (typical Colombian breakfast) prepared by Eidys ---part of Sal de Mar’s staff--- we’d relax on the hammocks, where we had a clear and close visual of the kids making sand castles in front of the house. Later, we would swim in the ocean, or hire one of the wáter taxis to take us snorkeling to a beautiful coral reef about 20 minutes away.
The house has 3 rooms on the second floor, about the same size. One room has 3 single beds and a small closet. Another room has 3 single beds with the option of a pull out from underneath, with no available closet. The third room has a full bed and a small closet. There is a sofá outside of the rooms (in an open balcony) that could be used for sleeping as well. The pillows and mattresses are a bit knotty, so if you need a good pillow, I recommend bringing yours along. Because the house is open, mosquito nets are provided with each bed. Beware, though: you will be bitten, so bring along plenty of repellent and after bite ointment.
Bathrooms are basic, but what you would expect in this --more rustic-- type of vacation home: upstairs there is one private toilet; downstairs, there is another toilet. Sinks for both are located outside in the open. There is
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