Monday, April 11, 2011

Altos de Chavón

Altos de Chavon high above the Rio Chavon
The highlight of our stay at Casa de Campo was a trip to Altos de Chavón.  Inside the resort, about a forty minute walk from the marina, this artists’ colony was built atop the high bluff overlooking the Rio Chavón to resemble an ancient Mediterranean village.  The buildings are stone, and the paths are cobbled.  There are galleries and shops and little restaurants tucked into shaded alleys, and lots of interesting details.  It’s just beautiful.  We spent a wonderful afternoon poking here and there, descending the long stairway to the river and more slowly ascending again, stopping for a drink and a bite to eat.  It really made us want to go find an actual little Mediterranean village.  An Atlantic crossing, perhaps?

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