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Old 05-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #17
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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Day 3 - Guayabo Lodge to Puerto Viejo

Day three started with breakfast at the lodge.







Someone is having a hard time completely unwinding.



The morning scenery is amazing.



Guayabo Volcano smoking in the background.













Dirk and Clive packing up.



Ron is ready to go.



Dave is geared up.







And we are off.



Todays route.



As we left the lodge we had fun mountain roads with good views and we passed through many small villages.







There was a little more traffic as we made our way through Turrialba.







Then the roads opened up a bit.





The road south from Siquirres was flat, straight and busy. There was a lot of truck traffic heading to and from the port town of Limon.





We stopped for a break at a roadside fruit stand.





Another break here.



This guy happened to be crossing the road at the entrance. I am not sure if he was escaping or trying to get in.



We rolled into Puerto Viejo at around 2:00.



We checked into the Cariblue Bungalows and went for a swim to cool off.





We all went to town and had lunch at the Flip Flop. Great tacos and cold beer.





Fresh eggs delivered right to the restaurant.



Puerto Viejo has a laid back Caribbean vibe to it. I really liked it and I am glad we made the effort to go there. It is quite different from the rest of Costa Rica and worth checking out. Some shots of the streets and people of Puerto Viejo.











After lunch I went south with Dirk and we checked out Manzanillo, a small beach town at the end of the road.





The rest of the guys went to the beach.












Later that night we had an exceptional dinner at Koki Beach Restaurant then made our way back to the Cariblue for a night cap on the deck.



Day three complete.

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #19
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OMG this is awesome! I did a similar trip 6 years ago, rented bikes and did a similar loop. I LOVE Costa Rica! Now I am committed to going back. Keep the posts coming!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:17 AM   #20
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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Great Report !!!!!!!


Guys, this is honestly a great report. You are retracing for a large part of the route we took a little over two years ago. When I wrote our ride report, a number of advriders who had chimed in said how our report put the bug back in them to return and how Costa Rica never leaves you once you have been. I have to forward those thoughts onto your own ride report. I recognize the road in the video above that goes between the Irazu volcano and Turrialba, it was awesome !!!

This ride report has me thinking of visiting Costa again next winter and I thank you for putting this amazing country back in my mind. Keep up the excellent report !

p.s. I voted it metal jockey because it deserves it for the beer chugging alone !!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #22
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Guys, this is honestly a great report. You are retracing for a large part of the route we took a little over two years ago. When I wrote our ride report, a number of advriders who had chimed in said how our report put the bug back in them to return and how Costa Rica never leaves you once you have been. I have to forward those thoughts onto your own ride report. I recognize the road in the video above that goes between the Irazu volcano and Turrialba, it was awesome !!!

This ride report has me thinking of visiting Costa again next winter and I thank you for putting this amazing country back in my mind. Keep up the excellent report !

p.s. I voted it metal jockey because it deserves it for the beer chugging alone !!!!
Thanks for the feedback High Side. I know how you feel. It's been just over month since we got back and I already want to go back.

By the way, I read your Costa Rica ride report and and others before our trip and found it helpful to have an idea of what was in store for us, not to mention the fact that it was fun and entertaining.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #23
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Shorts?!?!?!?!!! ATGATT!!! Yeah I know Its freekin hot!!


Man I frekkin love that place!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #24
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Day 4 - Puerto Viejo to La Fortuna

Got up on Day 4 and had breakfast at the Cariblue Bungalows. The first half of our ride today will be spent returning on the track we rode yesterday. When we reach Siquirres we will go northwest on Route 32 and then north on Route 4 to the Sarapiqui‎ tropical rain forest.



Loading up and getting ready to go.





A fuel stop just outside of Puerto Viejo.





Clive is ready.



Waiting patiently.



We stopped for lunch along the way at a small town.






Here are some pictures from the ride.



As we made our way north the scenery changed from jungle to forest.



A local rider.



These two are doing it the hard way.





Nearing La Fortuna.



Arenal Volcano is lost in the clouds.



Driving through La Fortuna with Arenal Volcano in the background.



Arriving at the Royal Corin Hotel. This looks pretty fancy. Will they let us dirty bikers in?



Got the bikes parked and unloaded.



As usual, we checked in and then headed to the pool.



The geothermal pools at the Royal Corin are heated to 104 degrees and offer a great way to relax after a days ride.



We hit the swim up bar and ordered a cold beer.





Saftey first. Ron tends to need a helmet when he has been drinking.





A few random pictures of the Royal Corin Hotel.









We had dinner at the hotel and it was excellent. After dinner we went up to the fifth floor lounge and finished the day with a few drinks and some enjoyed cuban cigars.

Thats day 4.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #25
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Great ride report so far!

Keep having fun and stay safe.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:04 AM   #26
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Thanks for the nice report

My wife and I are planning to move to CR in the very near future - not soon enuf for me after seeing these reports. Hoping that I can somewhat retire young - but hoping to fulfill my dream of becoming a guide of some sorts when I get there. Working with a guy in Cali right now - who is also moving there soon - on starting up our own tour services (more off road oriented thou) Hoping the I can make my dream into reality. CR is a very beautiful place - cant wait

As we progress, I will spew my info.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #27
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I love the CR ride reports! Anything to gain more knowledge for a future adventure. Thanks for sharing! The pics and video are awesome, keep it up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #28
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #29
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First off, aaaaaaaaargh*%#^!&(*%#. I've got till the end of the year before I head that way. Hope you guys took good care of the bikes, ones got my name on it for 6 days at the end of the year. Lovin the RR and great job. Keep it coming.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:34 PM   #30
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First off, aaaaaaaaargh*%#^!&(*%#. I've got till the end of the year before I head that way. Hope you guys took good care of the bikes, ones got my name on it for 6 days at the end of the year. Lovin the RR and great job. Keep it coming.
We took great care of the bikes so I am sure yours will be ready to roll when you get there .

I hope you make it to the end of the year. It sounds like you are ready to go right now. You are going to have a great time. We sure did.
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