We head South for an adventure on the reefs off Cahuita National Park. En route stop for snorkeling at the Cahuita National Park, part of a 10,000 acre protected reserve with miles of coral reef along the coast. On the underwater coral gardens watch for parrot fish, angel fish, snappers, groupers, grunts, blue tangs, jack fish and other species swimming amongst the sea fans, brain coral, boulder coral, fire coral, and elk horn corals. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
With one of Puerto Viejo’s matriarch cooks, we learn to cook Caribbean-style and then enjoy a delicious lunch including patacones (fried plantains), coconut rice, fish or chicken, with Caribbean style-sauce, and fresh fruit shakes. The English language spoken here is called “Patois” in which many a phrase begins with, "Let me tell you what’s been happening." Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight at Shawandha Lodge.