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Location: San José

Day 1 - 20 Jan 2022

Selina San José

San José, Selina San José

Content: I arrived to San Jose at night so i decided to have a meal and spend the night at selina before moving on to my first destination

Location: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 2 - 21 Jan 2022

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Content: I took the public bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo. It’s a direct bus that costs you less than 10 usd and takes about 5 hours to get there.

Selina Hostel Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Selina Hostel Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Selina Hostel Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Selina Hostel Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Selina Hostel Puerto Viejo

Content: I left my bags and checked in to my hostel Selina Puerto Viejo and I went straight to explore the little town of Puerto Viejo. One of the best way to explore the area is to rent a bike, which will cost you about 6 usd a day.

Location: Manzanillo

Day 3 - 22 Jan 2022

Manzanillo

Manzanillo, Manzanillo
Manzanillo, Manzanillo
Manzanillo, Manzanillo
Manzanillo, Manzanillo

Content: With the bike i rented at selina I cycled for about 45 minutes until I reached the fishermen town of Manzanillo. I liked it because of its clear water and the fact that there were almost no tourists, just local people who came to spend the weekend at the beach

Location: Puerto Viejo

Day 3 - 22 Jan 2022

Playa Cocles

Puerto Viejo , Playa Cocles

Content: In the afternoon I came back to puerto viejo and took a surf class at playa cocles, ones of the main spots for surfing, right next to Selina. I am a beginner and I struggled because the waves were big and there were dangerous currents pulling you far away from the shore.

Location: Cahuita

Day 4 - 23 Jan 2022

Parque Nacional Cahuita

Cahuita , Parque Nacional Cahuita
Cahuita , Parque Nacional Cahuita
Cahuita , Parque Nacional Cahuita

Content: Cahuita national park is one of the most famous parks in the country, hosting unique wildlife species. It is also the only one that doesn’t require you to pay the entrance, you can just leave a voluntary offer. You can access a beautiful Caribbean beach from the park. It’s very common to see sloths, monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, raccoons and much more.

Location: Bocas del Toro

Day 5 - 24 Jan 2022

Selina

Bocas del Toro, Selina
Bocas del Toro, Selina

Content: The next stop of this trip is Bocas del Toro, an archipelago on the Caribbean shore of Panama, not far away from puerto viejo. There are two Selina hostels there. One on Isla Colon, on the main town, which is the most “party” one, and one on Bastimento Island called Red Frog, that is way more chill.

Location: Bocas del Toro District

Day 5 - 24 Jan 2022

Carenero Island

Bocas del Toro District, Carenero Island
Bocas del Toro District, Carenero Island
Bocas del Toro District, Carenero Island
Bocas del Toro District, Carenero Island
Bocas del Toro District, Carenero Island

Content: I took a 5 min boat from Isla Colon which cost me 2 dollars and I arrived to Isla Carenero, one of the main surf places but also great to just relax by the beach.

Location: Bocas del Toro Province

Day 6 - 25 Jan 2022

Starfish Beach

Bocas del Toro Province, Starfish Beach
Bocas del Toro Province, Starfish Beach
Bocas del Toro Province, Starfish Beach
Bocas del Toro Province, Starfish Beach
Bocas del Toro Province, Starfish Beach

Content: You can take a bus from Bocas town and then walk 20 minutes or just go straight by boat from Bocas town. This is one of the best beaches I’ve ever seen. Located on the north west prt of Isla Colon, it’s the typical Caribbean beach with palm trees, white sand and huge starfish.

Location: Bocas del Toro

Day 6 - 25 Jan 2022

Tequila Republic

Bocas del Toro, Tequila Republic

Content: Had dinner at this Mexican restaurant. The chicken quesadillas and the burger were delicious!

Location: Bocas del Toro District

Day 7 - 26 Jan 2022

Colón Island

Bocas del Toro District, Colón Island
Bocas del Toro District, Colón Island
Bocas del Toro District, Colón Island
Bocas del Toro District, Colón Island
Bocas del Toro District, Colón Island

Content: On the most fun activities to do in this island is to rent quads and explore all the beautiful beaches. We went north from Bocas town and stayed in the east coast. We went to monkey island, la piscina and blue lagoon. Super fun!

Location: El Empalme

Day 7 - 26 Jan 2022

Om Cafe and Bar

El Empalme, Om Cafe and Bar

Content: If you like Indian, I highly recommend this restaurant in the center of Bocas town called Om. We had this big dish with a lot of delicacies to try. So good :)