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Exploring Puerto Viejo

Beautiful Costa Rican landscape
Beautiful Costa Rican landscape
We woke up to the rain, still falling from the night before, so we relaxed, had breakfast, and decided to just go for a walk after the rain stopped. We walked away from Puerto Viejo, towards Panama, along the road. After about half a mile or so, we found a trail down to the beach and kept walking south along the beach. The beach was empty, other than a few people we passed along the way, and even though it rained a bit, it was the perfect walk. We were starting to get a little hungry and finally found a trail back out to the road. We immediately found a little open-air restaurant that looked like it would have great food. I grabbed a menu from the counter, and realized that it was Selvin's, a wonderful little place that a friend had recommended. We both ordered a red snapper plate and a beer. It was the best meal we have had on our trip so far, and it was only $6 each! We walked back along the beach, and got back to Cariblue late in the afternoon. I had spotted an Argentine restaurant the night before, called Patagonia, which was owned by a couple from Argentina. We decided to head back into town and eat there. It was this little place with a traditional open Argentine grill, and it was spectacular! After dinner we walked around town a bit, ended up watching this horrible band playing Bob Marley covers. After 20 minutes, we ended up moving and hanging out at a little bar that was right on the beach. We were surrounded by tourists, but it was a fun place to spend the evening, listening to more Bob Marley (the real thing this time) and watching the tourists hang out on the beach.

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