The next three days were spent relaxing, surfing, relaxing and eating. We had spoken to a girl who recommended a 'surf camp' that was located right on the beach in an undeveloped part of the Caribbean coast. We decided to avoid the touristy Parque Taganga and headed straight to Costeño Beach. It was beautiful, a little slice paradise. We stayed in a hut, which is essentially a mattress in a beach hut with a much needed mosquito net. There was nothing around the camp but luckily they had great cooks making delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As I have mentioned most of our time was spent relaxing but we did sign up for a surf lesson on the second day. I was very apprehensive at first and although I struggled to get past the waves to start with I am officially addicted to surfing it was really fun. James was great at it he stood up 5/6 of the goes we had and easily paddled out. I jokingly suggested they should have some sort of chair lift, like in skiing that drops you past the waves but our Ozzie instructor didn't find this funny and thought it was a terrible idea!
Our only other trip out of the camp grounds was to watch Colombia vs Uruguay at an abandoned hotel 45 minute walk up the beach. The football was shown on a tiny TV and the location was very strange. Someone described the hotel as 'The Shining' and it really was. It was huge but there wasn't anybody staying there and only one guy working. We think it had something to do with a drug cover up but have no evidence of this. Some of the guys who work at the camp are attempting to put on a Full Moon Party at the hotel, something that is HUGE in Thailand. It sounded fun but will probably result in the area becoming more and more touristy, we are glad we stayed now.
There were some really nice people staying at the camp and because you have to eat at their restaurant it was very sociable. We played Volleyball one evening and on our team we had two crazy Dutch guys who didn't have a clue but luckily didn't mind when we bossed them around! We won the match very easily-would you expect anything else? We also met Dorthe a lovely girl from Denmark who is traveling with us to Cartagena and aiming to end up in Capurgana with us as well.