La Pampa Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

By the five stars above, you can guess the direction of this review. Once in a while, I find myself seriously craving the meals that I had at this restaurant. Yes, it’s one of those. Not only a restaurant but an experience in and of itself. Initially, we stumbled upon this restaurant accidentally. The experience was astounding. I ended up canceling my birthday dinner reservation and heading back to La Pampa once more. I’ve broken down the restaurant review into three categories: atmosphere, food, and drinks. Here goes!

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El Salvador Series: Four-Hour Hike To and From Santa Ana Volcano

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I told them, I swear I did. My friends downplay how adventurous I tend to be. I warned them that this wouldn’t be one of those cute girl trips where we sit by the beach or pool and do nothing but drink and take selfies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But, you can do that, anywhere.

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Flying Fishbone Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Five stars aren’t even enough. In every travel vlog I’ve seen, I hear that Flying Fishbone is a must. I honestly thought it was overhyped and just an overall touristy place that locals wouldn’t even bother to step in. Boy, was I wrong! Before visiting the restaurant, I asked around to see what the locals had to say. Told that it’s just an expensive version of Zeerovers, we were reluctant to go. I’m thankful that we didn’t miss out as a result of this comment.

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Aruba Aloe

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The aloe museum, factory, and farm was a satisfactory experience. I’m not quite sure what I expected, but it wasn’t that. I’m a plant mom of many babies, so I looked forward to this. The idea of taking a peek into the factory that turns a plant into many cosmetic products was interesting to me. The tour wasn’t long, but I believed my experience would have been much better if the group was smaller. I learned many new things. Overall, I think it’s a nice place to stop. It’s free, so why not?

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Arubiana’s UTV Rental

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Renting a UTV for a day to go around the island was one of the most enjoyable things we did on this trip. We explored areas that we would not have been able to get to with our car. I thought 8/9 hours would be more than enough time to do everything, but it wasn’t. After checking in and picking the vehicle, the staff gave us a code for their app. Arubiana’s app included a map of destinations and told us about each site. It was also able to record the trip with detailed information such as our speed, location, distance, and time. I do wish that the map was a bit more interactive for the directionally challenged like myself.

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