In Costa Rica, most tourists visit places close to the Pacific ocean, which was also my case three years ago. Making use of the fact that it was my second time to the country and that I had a car, I crossed the country along the Caribbean coast this time. The differences were visible. It was even more humid and lush green and it rained several times a day. And I noticed an increase in black population and their cuisine.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a touristy beach town on the Caribbean coast and is just about 40 minutes from the border with Panama. It was warm but cloudy at the same time – a convenient combination for hanging out at a beach.

I heard about an abandoned pirate ship at the beach a day before, and it was at an unmissable place.

@Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica, February 16, 2018