Oh man, where to even start.. Pavones is absolute paradise, especially if you love to surf or think naked babies running around town is the cutest thing ever. Which I do. We spent two weeks here and every day I would rave about how much I loved being here. I could have stayed for ever (which some travelers end up doing) if we didn’t have a friend meeting us in Nicaragu
We have already decided Pavones is pretty much the best place on Earth so here is a little review in case you ever find yourself down thata way.
Caza Olas – I can’t say enough for this hotel and hostel. It is charming and feels like a grownup treehouse. There are rooms and prices for every style and budget with a variety of dorms, doubles with and without A/C and private bathrooms. We chose a double room without A/C or bathroom and paid about $16/night after making a deal for an extended stay. There is an outdoor community kitchen where everyone cooked together and hungout. The bathrooms are very, very clean which is a major perk for me. The family that runs the place is so stinkin’ sweet and you will fall in love with the kiddos – guaranteed. Oh and it is a very short walk to the beach and grocery store.
Eat & Drink:
La Manta – We cooked most nights but if you are looking for a great meal for less than $10 a plate this place is the bomb. We celebrated our 6 month anniversary here and it was delicious. And it wasn’t gallo pinto, thank god. There is a daily happy hour which you would be stupid to pass up. Deliciously strong $2 margaritas and $1 beers will definitely spark up any evening plans. They play the day’s surf highlight reel and surf movies all night.
Dora’s by the soccer field – great food, great vibe, affordable prices, a pet toucan and good people. What more can I say?
Home of the second longest left breaking wave in the world but be prepared for mostly lefts with the occasional backdoor . Definitely the place to perfect your left and a goofy footers dream wave. Point break with waves that go forever it seems, although the swell isn’t always dependable.