We are on the road again. During the next seven weeks we are discovering and surfing Central America – Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Our first stop was Puerto Viejo. This small village is located on the Caribbean coast and got a real laid back atmosphere. Reggae music everywhere, Bob Marley-lookalikes, Hippies and howling monkeys can be found. I highly recommend this area to every traveler who goes to Costa Rica. We mainly surfed the beachbreak called Playa Cocles and some other empty beaches more south.
From Puerto Viejo we travelled to Sixaola and passed the border to Panama, where you have to pass an old train bridge. After a short busdrive we reached a small harbor and took a boat to Bocas del Toro. These exotic islands are a small paradise. Almost every island got some hostels and even good surfspots. Warm water and good reefbreaks make it to a natural beauty for surfers. Island hopping is possible by watertaxi for 1-2 $ per person (depending on distance).
Both Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro are a stunning garden eden, but be aware of the frequently rainy periods. Now we are enjoying the sunshine and beach life at the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and trying to improve our pésima espagnol vocabulario – pura vida.