After 4 hours on the bumpy boat ride, seventy passengers arrived in “El Castillo”. The town was built by the Spanish in the seventeenth century to protect the entry route to Granada city (supposedly full of gold those days). The place was constructed at a strategic place above the rapids. There was little half a kilometre train route to transport the goods between boats, hence avoiding the rapids. The train line does not exist anymore, but the old track has been changed in to lovely walking route. The small town has an amazing feeling and beautiful river front houses. Nowadays the flat bottom boats cross the rapids with no major problems. Found a paradise location hotel with a veranda with waterfront views - what a life. Could stay here forever. Birds nesting in the tree opposite, lovely local music spreading quietly across the neighbourhood and happy people were enjoying Sunday afternoon. Priceless!!!! Knocked down couple of “Tona Cerveza” looking at the world go by, and went for a meal in one of the upstairs patio restaurants.