|06-22-2010, 03:14 PM||#1|
Joined: Nov 2006
Wet season in Costa Rica; current road conditions? Advice/recommendations?
On the road for awhile now, I just arrived in CR last Saturday from Nica. Currently on the Nicoya Peninsula, I've been getting dumped on everyday since my arrival - and this is supposedly the driest part of the country! From here I plan to go to San Jose and then either head northeast to Puerto Viejo or continue on the Panamericana through Cerro de la Muerte. I've heard amazing things about this section of road, but if the visibility is poor and rain continuous, it may be a better idea to avoid it completely and go straight to the Carribean since my next full stop is Bocas in Panama. If anyone is familiar with roads in CR and/or its current conditions, any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also, if y'all know of a good place to rest my head and my ride, before I take on that 10+ hour ride through the mountains, please share that info too.
Victor S Baron
2000 Kawasaki KLR 650 (685)
|06-22-2010, 06:06 PM||#2|
Sounds good, let's go!
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Bassett, NE
Checking the weather forecast, I see Liberia and the Carribean side is currently raining at 6 pm june 22nd with 60% chance of thunderstorms for the next 6 days. Highs in the high 80s lows in the low 70s with 80-90% humidity. The Nicoya looks the same with thunderstorms and rain forecast for the next week..
Flip a coin.
I would head for the mountains. It's a cooler rain up there. I love the rain. It keeps Costa Rica green and beautiful. Of course I grew up in Oregon where people don't tan, they rust.
South America and back on a 250 Super Sherpa Minimalist Adventure
JDowns screwed with this post 06-22-2010 at 06:13 PM
|06-23-2010, 07:46 PM||#3|
This time of the year is usually WET.. so I don't think you'll be getting a lot of sun soon, but most of the time sun comes out in the morning and starts to rain around 1pm... so you could get to San José and the next day head to Puerto Viejo. This way you can enjoy the beautiful thing our country has to offer... lot of B&B @ San José!!
Enjoy your ride... enjoy our contry!!
PS: AVOID route #32!!! lots of mud slides and rocks on the road this past 2 days!!!
V-strom DL 1000
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