Puerto Viejo ended up being a pleasant experience for me. I found this less popular and less developed side of Costa Rica to be more than I expected. The people were lovely, the scenery breath taking, the food delicious and the price was right. I never felt uncomfortable while there, even as a solo female traveler. The vibe got me; the town made me think of drum circles and bare feet. It impacted my weird self and I would return in a blink. Not to mention its proximity to Panama’s border….some of us travellers just cant resist hopping over to a new country. Puerto Viejo is a place worth visiting.This post was originally published on WalkAboot.