It had rained heavily overmight and in the morning and we were minutes from being flooded out when we emerged into the daylight covered in mosquito bites :-(
The Mayan ruins at the site were disappointing and a brief jungle walk only produced muddy feet.
The dirt track exit was heavy going after the rain, but as soon as we were om the main southern highway all was easy.
At the turn off for Hopkins mqjor EU funded roadworks were underway. Thr first section being smooth dirt followed by 5km on small rocks. Hard going.
Hopkins was interesting. A Garifuna town with ramshackke building directly on the beach. A short way south of town the new build areas started. American style mini mansions, everywhere plots for sale.
Passed Sitee River these turned into river plots and finally petered out as we headed on another rocky dirt track.back out to the Southern Highway.
Back on tarmac all the waybdown the peninsular of Placencia though more artificial new towns created to satisfy north American ex-pats. An expensive Costa del Sol!
Exhausted, I convinced Tadek to stay at a $45 a room hotel on thr beach. not luxurious in the slightest, but a lovely location with a room overlooking the beach.