We drove all of about 10 miles out of Puerto Viejo until we found a little stretch of beach called Playa Uva. We were thinking of getting a little farther down the road – maybe cross into Panama – but it was literally too good to pass up.
The turn-off was barely marked and at the end of the short road is a restaurant. If you turn right and keep following the dirt, you eventually drive into something that we think is a protected park or reserve area… there aren’t really signs. Regardless, it was pretty clear that we could just pull up under a palm tree and park and camp.
Angela’s parents had also brought us a replacement cheapo awning, so it was a good time to get our house back in order.
The water was blue and clear and we could just walk right out and snorkel a chain of small reefs. Bode was all over it – we thought we would be feeding him through the snorkel at the end of the day.
Despite being so close the Puerto Viejo, we only saw maybe 10 or so people all day. There was plenty of beach to share. Our own little slice of paradise.