Today we took the day off......no unpacking, washing, sorting or finding a place to put something. Just a nice Sunday afternoon drive towards Santa Fe.
Santa Fe is a Garifuna village about 25 kms from Trujillo. The Garifuna are the descendants of slaves who were deported from St Vincent to Roatan, Honduras in the late 1790s. They settled along the coast of Central America. We like to go to Santa Fe to eat seafood, which the Garifuna are famous for cooking.
We got side-tracked on the way when we turned off first at Tranquility Bay Resort, a small, well-kept, boutique style resort on a great stretch of beach. We sat out under the champa on the beach and relaxed to the sound of the surf. Definitely a place to go if you want peace and quiet.
After we left Tranquility Bay we headed down the road and again got side-tracked to Banana Beach. We met Rand, with whom I have an email friendship, and he immediately welcomed us to Trujillo Bay and Banana Beach and made us feel right at home. We ordered drinks and lunch, and all I can say is, "Oh Boy!"
I had a mixed ceviche which was served with home-made tortilla chips and is, without a doubt, the best I have ever eaten. I really hated to have to share it with Macho Man. I also ordered conch fritters. They were more conch than fritter, just the way I like it. The conch was obviously fresh, sweet, and tender. Done just right. Macho Man ordered fried shrimp. He was not doing much talking, but a lot of eating, so I am sure he was just as impressed as I was.
The restaurant is in a champa which also houses an excellent bar, a pool table, a flat-screened TV and hammocks. There is a tennis court and a volley ball court. The beach is so close you can hear the tide change and the breeze had the palm trees swaying.
Check out their web page at http://www.bananabeachbums.com/. We plan to go back and take the whole family. Thanks, Rand, for a relaxing good time.
As soon as I learn how, I will post some pictures.
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