T-minus 2 days until our Puerto Viejo vacation!! A couple of last minute questions as I pack:
1. We are trying to figure out how much cash to bring with us. We want enough to be able to not worry about going to an ATM every day, but don't want to be stuck carrying a bunch of money around with us either. We are staying at Walaba and Mother Dear, does anyone know if they have safes in the rooms or somewhere to stash our extra cash and passports? I have emailed and called Walaba but haven't been able to get ahold of anyone yet...
2. The only backpack we have isn't the most inconspicuous thing you have ever seen (looks nicer than one you would have in high school). We will be carrying my boyfriends nice camera and copies of our passports in it, so we don't want it to stand out or draw unwanted attention and will be renting bikes all week, so we will be out in the "open". I know that I am going to get a lot of "use common sense" comments, and I understand all of that, but after reading tons of reviews I am paranoid and want to crawl into a dumpster to find a beat up bag to use so we don't become targets! Is it really an issue, or do people keep warning about things like this to keep the tourists from feeling too comfortable and possibly get taken advantage of?
Thanks in advance to any responses, they are very much appreciated...especially at this point when I am pacing around the room like a lunatic and trying to get everything together! :)