My favorite picture from our weekend --
In the morning, we had an awesome panorama of this gorgeous lake we live on. We had nowhere to be, nothing really to do - it was perfection.
Isla Verde is just outside of Santa Cruz village and it's cabins are built going up the hill just above the white building at the water's edge.
Our cozy cabin & views from our windows - amazing!
The bathroom in our cabin was a sort of indoor/outdoor affair. Built into the cliffside, with rock and bamboo. Very cool.
One of the coolest flowers I've seen here!
A big part of what is special about the two villages is that they can only be reached by boat or by foot. I love that!
The village of Santa Cruz la Laguna -- built into the steep hills rising from the lake.
Jaibalito was a 30 minute walk from Isla Verde and we loved both the walk and the village. I think the village reminded us a bit of our time on Apo Island and maybe the nostalgia made us love this village even more.
I am fascinated by how any available spot in the sun is utilized to hang laundry.
The homes of the locals were very simple.
As opposed to the ex-pat homes -- which were so noticeable in their contrast to the surrounding homes.
This blue/brown doorway is one the prettiest I've seen yet.
One final view from Santa Cruz of this gorgeous place!