Puerto Viejo - Costa Rica!!!!!
Trip Start Mar 24, 2010
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On Saturday morning, Steve ran down to Playa Cocles for another surf as the storm swell was still around and the girls walked down to have a look. By late morning it had started raining so we settled in for grilled cheese sandwiches and beers for lunch. In the afternoon we walked around Puerto Viejo town before heading back to J's for a relax on the hammocks! In the evening we went to Flip Flop Cafe, which was a beautiful restaurant serving amazing pastas, curries and local cuisine. Jenna enjoyed a salmon and dill pasta whilst Steve ate a fresh fish burger and the price was not more than shopping at the supermarket! The house red was also delicious (from Chile) so we enjoyed a proper night of wining and dining! Once back at the hostel and after a few drinks, we were told of a party being held at an exclusive hotel up the mountain
Sunday was 'bike day' as the five of us decided to hire some awesome back brake bikes and ride the 26km round trip to Manzanillo, a little beach town south of Puerto Viejo. The ride itself was stunning as the road is lined with boutique hotels, cafes, houses and tropical jungle! The beach itself was a little bit of a let down as the one just 10 minutes from J's was a lot nicer! However, on the ride back we saw two sloths which was amazing! That evening Cat decided to get braids, so we all watched in hysterics as the corn rolls appeared!! After that excitement, we went to a local restaurant for dinner to celebrate!
Monday was our last full day in Puerto Viejo and it was sunny and beautiful! We walked down to Playa Cocles and spent the day swimming and relaxing. As Flip Flop Cafe was so amazing, we decided to have our last meal on the Caribbean there again! It was just as amazing as we remembered!
Today we are saying goodbye to Puerto Viejo, the Caribbean and to Julia who we have been traveling with since Cartagena! Cat and Laura are coming with us to Santa Teresa, our first Pacific stop in Costa Rica!!!!!