From San José, we will go on a 3-day trip to the Pacific mountains, the National Park of Manuel Antonio and to the dream beaches of the mid-Pacific coast. On our first day, we take a very scenic route down to the Pacific coast. We leave San José westbound on one of the major highways. After approx. 15 km we pass the picturesque town of Ciudad Colón. Right after the city limits, we begin to climb a mountain range on a well maintained asphalt road. For the next 20 km, on curve ends where the next one begins as the road winds the mountains, giving us breathtaking views over the Central Valley and itsvolcanoes on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other side. On the highest point of our trip, we pass the town of Puriscal, located on a mountain-rim at an altitude of approx. 5,000 ft.
Shortly afterwards, the road changes from asphalt to gravel and the descent down to the Pacific Coast begins. From this point, we can take several routes for different skill levels. But even if we take the “easy” route, some off-road skills are required as some stages are fairly steep, others can get really muddy. We pass many different vegetation zones, from the windy mountain range down to the hot jungle of the pacific coast. From spectacular views over steaming rain forests and dry savannas, down to the white beaches of the pacific, this tour will lead you to the heard of Costa Rica.
Final destination of the day is our hotel Villas Romanticas, located in Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica principal travel destination, as it is home to one of the oldest national parks of the country and famous for its long, white beaches. The route can be chosen according to your personal preferences and skills (on-/off-road). In the late afternoon, we might sill find some time to enjoy the beach. After a nice dinner, we then can explore the colorful nightlife of Manuel Antonio.
We have to get up early, so that we still can visit the Manuel Antonio National Park as well as spend some time on the beach. After a light lunch, we go for an exciting ride to our next destination, the Miramar cloud forest. We will ride along the Pacific coast on paved highways.
Miramar is a small village located in the Alberto Manuel Brénes cloud forest and in the same mountain range and altitude (1.500m) as the Monteverde cloud forest. Our hotel for the night, the Hotel Vista Golfo, is located spectacularly on its own private reserve which comprises 27 hectares of cloud forest, lush jungle, rivers and waterfalls. From the hotels terrace, we will enjoy a breathtaking view over the Pacific coast and the Nicoya gulf and Peninsula.
Watching the sunset and a having nice dinner afterwards will end this long day.
The day starts with a typical Costa Rican highlight, a wild Canopy ride through the cloud forest that surrounds the hotel. Attached to a steel robe (there are 11 cables running from tree-top to tree-top, including one of the world’s longest, single Canopy cable with a length of 700m), you will slide through the “roof” of the cloud forest, enjoying views, that no other way of traveling can offer.
After a good lunch we get back onto our bikes and return to San José. For this, we can take several routes. Either paved roads or, alternatively, scenic gravel trails winding along a mountain rim for a large part of the distance. We get back to San Jose in the late afternoon.
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