Playa Piskado (Also known as Playa Grandi) is a favorite spot for swimming with sea turtles. It’s a surreal experience to be able to swim so close to them and while touching them is forbidden, you can get pretty close even within shallow waters.
The turtles are protected in this area and even have their own names. In case you spot one, you can easily identify it on a poster hung along the shack right by the beach. They have funny names like Pointy, Sharkbite, One Eyed Bandit and Hook. Our biggest regret that trip was not taking our underwater camera along as otherwise would have shown you the ones we met.
This beach in Westpunt is also known for the fishermen who can be spotted catching fish off their boats early in the mornings and then cleaning them in open view before selling at the markets.
We arrived a bit later than planned that day, so we only got to catch the latter part of the process. It was unfortunate that only one of the fishermen actually spoke (broken) English but he didn’t seem much in the mood to chat. I would have loved to learn more about them, especially considering a few were quite young. Was it a family business? I don’t know (maybe? probably) but I did enjoy taking a few shots of them at work below.