When we got back from our long Villa walk, we couldn’t wait to jump into the lake of the volcano’s crater in front of the house. The resort had its own private access to the water, along with a nice square wooden dock to sunbathe on. We each grabbed a beer, walked down the path and brought both the floatie and the surfboard down with us.
Jon and I decided to paddle all the way out to the center of the crater together on the surfboard—it was the best view in the whole lake. All around us was a huge ring of vibrant green trees and blue water. It was like we were in a big pool. The waves in the Laguna were pretty choppy and created white water—it felt like we were in the ocean back in San Juan del Sur.
JB saw it as the perfect opportunity to teach me how to get up on the board with the little waves. After getting up several times, we decided to just hang out and take it all in. We were out there for hours just swimming together, completely alone. It was just us for as far as we could see in the water.
When I had some time alone, I would go out on the dock in the water with a towel and just sunbathe while reading my book. It was the most relaxing and quiet place I’ve been to so far. The lake was a great water substitute for the beach—a fun place to cool down in the hot jungle!