Hua Hin beach
We took a Bangkok South terminal bus and in less than Three hours(140 Bahts) we planted ourselves in the center of the small coastal town.
We had been told that the area was a bit expensive in terms of accommodation but, after seeing 5 or 6 sites, we found a fairly decent Guest House a few meters from the beach, in the heart of the bar and restaurant area near the pier. For 500 Baht we had a double room with fridge, bathroom, satellite TV and fan. Much more luxurious than the places where we used to stay and with a very quiet atmosphere in the house.
Hua Hin beach is quite long and the tide makes its width change. The water is quite clean although it is something too hot for my taste. When out of the sea there are about 35 degrees what you want is to dive in cold water but this sea was somewhat hotter than my Mediterranean in summer, at the height of Alicante, the Millor Terreta del Món.
The tourists who sunbathed on sun loungers or towels were mostly elderly European people or families with children, a great contrast to the backpacking environment that reigns in the rest of the country's beaches. There is also a minority of young Westerners who come to Hua Hin attracted by the good opportunities for windsurfing or kite-surfing. In the afternoons a good wind rose and the sky on the beach was full of giant and colorful kites that made the boys at the other end of the harness surf the waves at full speed.
I stared at them for a long time and felt great desire to go see my great friend Pedro to Fuerteventura to teach me how to kite. In fact I decided that I would make it safe as soon as I returned to Spain. So Pedrito, prepare yourself and also prepare the kit given my legendary ability with sports that require coordination of movements.
Since I could not sail the seas tied to a kite I consoled myself with a soccer match in the arena with some Thai boys. It was the first time I played football on the whole trip and I enjoyed myself as a dwarf.
Then I took a cart on the beach and a good bath at dusk. The place was beautiful in the dim light of sunset.
Without barely drying out we walked back to our hostel, but instead of going along the beach we did it on the road. There is a pretty decent mall - and expensive - right on the second line, some places to eat in the street and a night market that does not have much.
The other options for dining, eating or drinking They are mostly in the area where we were staying. Near the Hilton and the pier there are many restaurants with all kinds of food, televisions offering Premiership parties and cocktail bars where there is the curious mix of western couples and sex tourism (but to a lesser extent than in other places famous for this , like Pattaya).
Another business that populates the city is the tailors They make custom clothes, especially for men. It seems to be something quite widespread in the beach area of Thailand - very aimed at foreigners - and I have to admit that the prices are really good. I was tempted to make myself a pair of pants but in the end the logistics issue could do more. Step of loading them until the end of the trip.
We only spent two days there but it was a great rest from the heat that we had been going through for a large part of the trip and our first contact with the beach after 2 months of travel. It is not a paradise beach like those of the islands, but rather something more similar to those you see near the cities of the Mediterranean Coast, but it was worth it to us.