Palapa Bar - A Piece of Calm in the Heart
The 2-story structure is about 100 yards off the shore. The entire place is adorned with black markered autographs, shout outs and quotes. There's something magical about standing up there with a rain storm in the distance that just never reaches. Or laughing as the approaching speedboat bumps right into the structure, shaking it. Or the cool locals or fellow travelers who also just so happened to notice the bar as they were golf-carting or biking by. You can get lost in the moment here and before you know it, you've spent 5 hours chatting with new friends who you run into later who similarly don't know how but managed to spend an entire day there. It's life and it's travel and it's the sensual view. Everything is good here and everything reminds you how lucky you are and how beautiful your life is.
By Kate Olson
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