Pacific Beach: I can recommend you Santa Teresa, nice beach, nice surf (last year a Reef Classic was held there) and you can find a camp sites and nice hostels, ( I know u re very good with maps so....here is the waypoint from Google maps)
Volcanoes: I strongly recommend two volcanoes (because you mention 2... hehehe)
- Arenal Volcano: the best view is going to the National Park (I donīt know if you can camp there, but who knows, the Park Rangers are very friendly and one little tent next to their house wonīt hurt anybody!! The best way is to get there from Caņas then Tilaran, so you round the Arenal Lake
Irazu Volcano: is the highest volcano in Costa Rica, the route to get there is amazing!! it is locate in Cartago, so you need to stay in San Jose or nearest area.
Rafting: since you are heading to the caribbean side, you can take Pacuare Rafting or Reventazon (right now the rivers are kind of dry due to the summer, but those two are the best here) I contacted Rios Tropicales, they said that since you are driving south you can leave your bike in there Operation Center in Siquirres, so as soon the tour is over you can continue your way to the Caribbean.
And this is the a waypoint where you need to turn to the right and the Operation Center is about 2 miles
Caribbean: Puerto Viejo!!!! the best place!!!!
From there you can drive to Sixaola border.
Let me know what do you think, maybe I can join u to visit the Irazu Volcano
Originally Posted by flyingdutchman177
I think my plan is to hit the beach the first couple of days on the Pacific side
Then head over to the Caribbean side.
I want to ride up the two volcanoes that you can ride up and maybe see if I can do some Whitewater kayaking.
Then head aouth to Panama
I should be there in 2 or 3 days
Any suggestions on what to see or do