We decided not to take a taxi, we took a local bus from just outside the old city wall to the beach. We rode for 30 minutes, then got off the bus and walked along the beach/playa de Boca Grande looking for a quiet area. Here the restaurant workers tried to get us to buy water, umbrellas or just to enter for lunch.
I watched the bag and items while Carmen went to change then got in the water. There were lots of waves but the water felt great in the hot afternoon. Carmen enjoyed the water and talked with some ladies that were swimming near her. While sitting on the beach some small fishing boats came in and docked. After we swam for about an hour, we walked back towards where we had seen a public restroom/shower area. Carmen paid the lady some money to turn on the shower for her and the water barely came out. The other ladies convinced the girl that it was not fair and she should turn on the water more. I jumped in the shower first and rinsed off. Then Carmen jumped in the shower...she rinsed off and had plenty of time because the attendant was arguing with some man. Carmen then went in to change and use the restroom. The restrooms were clean and very roomy. On the way out of the restroom Carmen tipped the girl and thanked her.
Now hungry we walked looking for a restaurant. We ended up at a place where I had a great meal of soup with fried fish. Carmen had a soup that was very hot and she was already sunburned so did not enjoy it much. We then got back on the bus and headed to the AirBnB to change. Now back at the room and after a cold shower Carmen finds out that she really got sunburned.... what was she thinking! Later that evening we buy an aloe gel to cool the sunburn. She also got some sunscreen. In the evening we walked back out to see the city in the night.
We walked up to the top of the wall and enjoyed some drinks and music. We also watched some locals having exercise dances in the plaza. We had a dinner of Kebab at a small corner shop. It was an ok meal....more of just filling our stomachs than a sit down dinner. We then walked out and found a shop with some amazing pasties. We took them to go to enjoy them calmly. Lots of chocolate. I forced myself to get on the web and make reservations for a flight to Medellin because I was so tired. If i did not book it the fare would have been double the price.