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Over the river and through the jungle

COSTA RICA | Friday, 1 February 2013 | Views [656]

Manzanillo the end of the road.

Manzanillo the end of the road.

Heading towards Porto Viejo we didn't have far to go.

Nice to just kind of stroll along. We left the main road to Bribri and kept hugging the coast. This bustling, touristy little town didn't have a whole lot for us, but I did find some damn good chocolate. We stayed at Rocking "J's"  which was recommended by the L.P. Pretty crazy place with lots of very young travelers, rows and rows of tents (they rent them out.  Mosaic, psychedelic tile formations (all broken pieces) make the floors and walls of all the buildings which are interconnected. It felt as if I had slipped inside one of those kaleidoscopes. Pretty crowded, but friendly and inexpensive. The ocean right next to us we got to camp outside of the craziness in the garden (I guess they had mercy on us, allowing  us older folks to find a more peaceful, quiet corner of the facility).
We left after a couple of days and headed to the end of the road in Manzanillo, over the river and through the jungle and the end of the road it was.......Only a very muddy trail, pretty inaccessible by bike. We spend the night at the beach and after talking to a local backtracked to an actual road (but dirt) by Punta Uva to connect us to the paved road heading into Panama. Bye, bye Costa Rica......ready to meet Panama!


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