Introduction: noob moving to Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by CRisthmus, May 29, 2014.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    That'd be great to talk to an Inmate in Panama about their thoughts over a beer! (You were also talking to me, right? :evil)

    I have a SPOT tracker set to ping every 10 mins so you could check our progress.

    The Hotel we're hoping to get is up that shared driveway serving 4 lots. There's a full time caretaker and a locked gate so you couldn't see anything anyway. The neighbours are also from France and the Lady is, um.....appearing to be a bit nuts so she'd likely tell you off in French and Spanish! :rofl She no habla Englis!

    Anyway, I'll PM the link to the picture gallery. If anyone else wants to see then ask. I don't want Photobucket asking for money when I exceed my limit.
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  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Those Terrios (original not the larger & newer Bego) are kick ass perfect Toyota mini SUV for tight CR places. Rented one for 2 weeks from Wild Rider and traveled all over with it. If I could, I'd own one in the US.
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  3. CRisthmus

    CRisthmus Adventurer

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    will do Chiriquí Charlie!
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  4. Silverfin

    Silverfin Been here awhile

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    Hi...currently with friends in the Nicoya penisula (near Cobano) and headed south to Panama 2 up on a Super Tenere. Going to take the ferry to Puntarenas and then follow the Pacific coast to the Panama crossing. Want to avoid tough dirt and touisty places (we are 2 up)...any advice on places not to miss and also reasonable accommodations on this route? We might even camp for a couple days. We like this area but a quad is better suited to the terrain than a 900 lb touring bike with passenger.

    Any advice appreciated!
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  5. alejandro_gp200

    alejandro_gp200 Two wheeled rocket

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    Salutes!

    Down from Cóbano its all on-road, don´t worry about the road. You may find cheap decent accomodations on the way, as long as you avoid luxury touristy hotels.

    For camping, just try to find a camp-place, are very cheap and safe, If you want to be all by yourselves, just pick a place that it´s noo easy to see from the road, to minimize the chance of robbery or anything like that.

    Try to go to Manuel Antonio, one of the best beaches it´s inside the National Park, but all places from Jacó Beach to Panamá dererve to be seen.

    Nice Trip!
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  6. Reaver

    Reaver How Did I Get Here?

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    Hey! Look who I found.

    CRisthmus (OP) and I went for a ride.

    Great to meet you.



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  7. CRisthmus

    CRisthmus Adventurer

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    Good times with the legendary Reaver!
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