Costa Rica – Puerto Viejo

31 01 2011

After an interesting night back in Bocas Del Toro we headed over the border into the surf town of Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica. The town has a very chilled out Rastafarian vibe with Bob Marley being blasted from all of the local shops and bars.

We spent a lot of time chilling in hammocks and eating way to many chocolate brownies with ice cream. On a few of the days we hired push bikes and rode to the near by town of Manzanillo (13km away) and beautiful beaches such as Punta Uva. Matt managed to get a flat tire on both of these trips! 🙂

Crocodile Surf Camp - our Puerto Viejo home

Crocodile Surf Camp - our Puerto Viejo home

Surf shack

Jungle surf

Jungle vines

Just another Caribbean beach

One love

Local footy game

Swamp dog trying to beat the heat

Thieve's in the bushes - we saw a guy in the bushes with a security hat on. Thieve's in the bushes in disguise maybe?

Beach log at Punta Uva

Another sloth sighting


On Australia Day Eve Costa Rican time we talked two of the local bar owners into playing the Triple J Hottest 100 for us. Tasty Waves at Cochels Beach – head there for a cold beer, tasty tacos and a great time with the very cool owners Bryton and Steve!

After the bar shut we ended up at a local jam session with some very talented local muso’s – a great night and way to send Annie off after her month long Central American adventure.

Next stop for us – back to BOCAS!!

Tasty Waves boys Bryton and Steve

Annie's last night with us

Leave us some messages – we miss you all! xx



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13 02 2011

Enjoying looking at all the photo’s and checking out all the amazing stuff that you are seeing and doing. We head home from Bali tomorrow night, two weeks has gone so quick. Restaurant at Echo Beach, in Canggu had organic food on their menu! We had burgers and chips instead. The villa that is being built by the Aussie lady that we met is just amazing and apparently they are going to be putting in a road behind the houses which will make it about 400 metres to the beach! Miss you lots, will try and Skype when we home, internet is really slow here. xxxxx

11 02 2011

To my fellow fatpackers. Life is not the same since I have gotten up off the hammock and stopped eating three packets of chips each day finished off with a chocolate brownie a la mode. Hope you guys are still livin the dream without me to tempt you into all kinds of indulgences. Much love, Annie. PS Tried to run a lap or two of Maroubra the other day. Had to have walking rest breaks. Thank god I only had a month. I may have needed a crane to get me off the hammock if I had too much longer….Be careful!

14 02 2011
Matt & Carls

Matty just ordered the biggest brownie al la mode and couldn’t finish it – my words of wisdom “what would Anna do”! We miss you! Xx

16 02 2011

Ha ha. I am like a god to all those brownie and icecream eating fatpackers out there. Spread the word!

8 02 2011

Are you two dodging Guatemala and Belize?

9 02 2011
Matt & Carls

Have the best time, cant wait to hear all about it!! We doing Guatemala but might not make it to Belize unless we move through some other places quicker, why’s that? x

28 02 2011

Make sure you look after yourselves in Guatemala and Belize, heard it is pretty dodge!
Will Skype soon to let you know how awesome Heliskiing is.
Talk soon

8 02 2011

Swamp dogs and frogga!! Haha
I felt like I was frogga in the hong kong subway dodging locals!!
Off to Canada in about 45 minutes! Will talk when we get back if not before xx

7 02 2011

Hi Guys!!
Love the photos, some of them could even be canvas’ they are unreal!
Really hope to see you mid year
Mands 🙂

7 02 2011
Matt & Carls

Hey Mands!

We hope that you can make it over, make sure you let us know as soon as you are making plans so we can organise to hook up, we will be heading up through the states from around August! Glad your enjoying the pics!

5 02 2011


1 02 2011
Michelle Hillman

Looks fantastic Carlie – enjoy!!! xx

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