Perfect apartment to call your home in paradise
I stayed in this apartment for 3 weeks during low season (July) and found it to be exactly as Missy and Reginald described it. The apartment was clean, well-maintained, and had everything I needed, including utensils, a jug of clean water, and plenty of towels. Hot water was plentiful, as well. The balcony was the perfect place to sit, enjoy my coffee, and watch the town go by (and have some wine and cheese in the evening). It is shared with the neighboring apartment, but is certainly big enough for everyone and nice opportunity for small talk.
The location was central. After an evening out i was able to safely walk home down busy streets. The bedroom is interior and quiet, so you can't hear the street noise. The A/C kept the bedroom cool, and ceiling fans kept the air flowing in the living room. The beach was about a 5 min walk away.
Missy gave good advice for restaurants that were not immediately found on the main strip. One of the best things about Isla is the friendly people and ability to easily explore so even without the advice there are plenty of amazing places that you can find around every corner. While I could list every bar, restaurant, and adventure that I enjoyed, half the fun of vacation is exploring on your own and discovering your own places to love and call your own.
One priceless bit of info that I did receive from the guy who owns the laundry place on Juarez (I think it's called Tim Pho) was that the sea turtles were laying their eggs around 10:00 each night. We took our golf cart, drove down the Carribean side until we saw three locals standing on the beach. After calling out "Tortugas?" and their response of "Si! Si!" we pulled over and saw two giant turtles crawl onto the beach, dig their holes, and lay their eggs. We were incredibly lucky and it's worth asking around if you're there during the summer months.
Another bit of info worth passing along is if you're swimming with the whale sharks, ask the captain about the conditions before you go out in the morning. And even if you're not prone to sea sickness, bring some meds with you just in case.
Isla is an amazing island with friendly people, good food, and one of those places you love more and more each day. I felt fortunate to have such a central apartment to call my home at the end of each day.
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