Paella In The Jungle
09 November 2017 | Rio Dulce, Guatamala
Susan / hot & humid, 87 degrees F
We treat ourselves to lunch out at the newest eco resort / restaurant in the area, Dreamcatchers, because on this morning’s net she announces the day’s special is paella. We’ve heard it is fantastic so of course we have to try it before we depart the RioD. She prepares it once a week, perhaps less often, and since we have no pressing work to do this afternoon, today’s our day. Dreamcatchers is located up a Monkey Bay tributary in the jungle. In anticipation I “shower’ with bug spray and am very happy I did.
The paella is expensive at Q.85 but worth the splurge; perfectly cooked & seasoned rice with all types of seafood - firm white fish, mussels in half-shell, shrimp with heads on, half of a very small crab (mostly for decoration since there was virtually no meat in it). I wonder where she sources her seafood, these items are not available for purchase in Fronteras! She also serves speciality margaritas; I have the tamarind, Jerry has the papaya. It is a full and delicious meal.
One more want-to-do-before-departing item checked off.