When I was exploring this beach, Playa Panama, in Costa Rica, I was surprised to come upon a cactus at a far edge of the beach! It seemed to be majestically standing guard over the turquoise blue water.
There are thousands of seashells lying on any given beach, but you really can appreciate each one:
Bike Ride to Manzanillo
Manzanillo is a half-hour bike ride south of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
It’s nearly in Panama. You feel like you really are “away from it all”, and the truth is, once you leave Puerto Viejo, you are. It does get hot, so bring water to drink…
Or cool off in the water: