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Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

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Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Hello, a group of 5 of us are headed to CR April 1st and are renting bikes from wild rider in SJ and will be working our way north west over several days until we reach the NP. We are currently looking for two places to stay along the coast one in the northern area and one in the south. We prefer beaches that are laid back and somewhat secluded and that have good access to some dirt trails we could explore in and around the area with the bikes. We were thinking of the Avellanas area and maybe somewhere near the montezuma area. Any thoughts? Any help will be much appreciated thanks.

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1. Re: Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Maybe this will help you: www.yourtravelmap.com This is a great website for distances and travel times so you can figure out long you want to travel each day and pinpoint a place to stop.

You could consider heading for Arenal for a few days and then on to explore the Nicoya Peninsula.

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2. Re: Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Have you already asked Thorsten for his suggestions? Renting bikes and organising bike tours is his main business thus he would be the best source of bike related informations.Bike riding is not popular in Costa Rica (roads, weather, traffic) so not much info can be gathered here.

The whole south part of Nicoya Peninsula is off the beaten track. You will share dirt tracks with ATV's and an a solitary SUV. Montezuma, Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, then take the coastal road towards Samara. Be prepared for plenty of dust. If you will have enough time, on your way back to San Jose I would take the bikes up to Monteverde.

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3. Re: Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Here's what I would do:

Head out of San Jose toward Puntarenas. In Puntarenas, take the ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Paquera. It's sort of a longish crossing, but you'll have a tough time capturing a similar feeling of being in the jungle elsewhere as the ferry approaches the lush hills of the Nicoya Peninsula.

Keep on driving to Montezuma, Mal Pais, or Santa Teresa - whatever town floats your boat.

Next, drive up the coastal road toward Samara or Nosara. Make sure you stop at various beaches along the way: Miguel, Coyote, Camaronal. Perhaps have lunch at Punta Islita.

From there, keep heading north to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Spend the night at Hacienda Guachipelin, do a full day of activities, hike the National Park, relax in a hot mud bath.

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4. Re: Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Hi, Thanks for all the replies. Great info. much appreciated. Rincon is on our list. Thought about staying at blue river but they seem a bit expensive and the cost for the hot springs seems very high. Hacienda Guachipelin sounds like a better deal.

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5. Re: Nicoya via motorcycle. Have a few questions.

Blue River is a bit expensive - and very isolated. I think you will be happy with Hacienda Guachipelin which is very nice and very close to the entrance to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

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