We headed upstairs and grabbed some breakfast. Once we finished eating, the gangway was reopened and we made our way off the boat. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the clouds were fluffy like cotton candy and the skies were blue. We were so excited to make our way down the pier and find a taxi that would take us to our destination, Playa Uvas.
We had booked this excursion over the internet. It promised a guided snorkel tour, unlimited beach access, free lunch and an open bar. This is what we have been looking forward to.
We arrived and made our way to the check in cashier. Our paperwork stated that they took credit cards so we had brought limited cash as it was all inclusive. They were kind of put out by having to take a credit card. They just were not set up for it. But she took the information from the card and said it would be about an hour and then we would need to sign the receipt. No problem. We were going to be here all day.
We were given a tour of the place and then we set up our beach chairs and umbrella. They brought us our first drink. A pina colada. And then we settled into our loungers and enjoyed the view.
And then....I chickened out. Yeah. I know. I am a big silly stupid head. I did insist that the super cool man friend go on without me. So he went off to get outfitted and go over the safety instructions.
After my picture taking jaunt, I grabbed my book and sat down to do some serious drinking. I had chatted with the bartender for a few minutes and I asked him to make me something yummy. He recommended a Blue Paradise. It was vodka, blue curacao, and pina colada. It was tasty. And they went down so smooth, I probably had about 5 before the super cool man friend returned from his snorkeling tour.
|Yeah, these little beauties are "shots" HA!|
Then, as he is sitting there, spouting off in Spanish because now that he is drunk, he is totally fluent...I keep saying no more shots, he keeps saying MAS TEQUILA! I say hush...he laughs! Here comes our waiter...with a beer, and in the beer, is a shot of tequila. Down this one goes...
Then we hear these words ring out..."Would you like us to make you a drink TO GO?" What?!? We can take it with us? Well, who could turn down that offer?
As we are leaving, we are stopped and asked to pose for a picture. This is what was posted to the Playa Uvas site. It is a miracle we are standing upright.
We woke up in time to grab a late slice of pizza from the buffet and then it was seriously time for bed. We slept like logs for the rest of the evening. Best shore excursion EVAH!! All for $38.00 per person.