We wanted to get a small fishing boat out to the islands and wanted to negotiate a good price. This is harder than it sounds for me, as a pink skinned fair haired Gringa. I decided this time to hide in the car and send Alex my 26 yr old step son to do the negotiating. Alex looks like he has backpacked around Central America and has a legendary reputation in the family for being something of a tight-wad with his money. This tactic worked a charm, Alex got us a boat for almost one third of what I had been quoted a couple of months before.
We decided to go to Isla Bolanos about 30 mins by boat and we arrived on our island around 11am. We were the only ones on the island. We spent the day snorkeling, picking up bits of coral from the beach, swimming, making sand castles and spotting giant lizards in the forest. Our fisherman boat man stayed around for us and caught some giant snails and clams he said he was going to eat in ceviche for supper.
We headed back around 3.00pm, picked up some warm water lobsters from one of the fisherman's houses and headed back up the mountain. We we are pan searing the lobsters for dinner and serving with parsley butter, garlic and lemons from the farm.