The good, the bad, and the down-right ugly.
Trip Start Sep 03, 2011
58Trip End Mar 08, 2012
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Puerto Viejo is home to Salsa Brava, one of the biggest reef breaks in Costa Rica. It's safe to say that I was relieved when Dave thought better of a surf here given the breaks reputation for broken boards, skin and bones.
We hired bikes and rode to some beaches outside of town however, only made it to the first beach before chilling the day away with James and George. Rather than be lazy we hired bikes for a second day to take the 13km ride to a neighbouring town Manzanillo. Along the way we saw a heap of Sloths and even managed to get up close and personal for a few pictures. They're quite tame animals and are generally not bothered by silly tourists trying to take their picture.
With 5km to Manzanillo it began to pour with rain (of course we didn't have rain jackets with us) so we literally did a u-turn at Manzanillo and returned to Puerto Viejo in the torrential downpour! Not the funnest ride, but as Dave says 'it's all part of the adventure' (insert me generally cursing back to this statement).
Next stop... Bocas del Torro (Panama).