Your Dirt Bike Route
DAY 1: Airport / Santa Ana
Arrival in San José and transfer to the hotel. Welcome cocktail and briefing. Night at Santa Ana: Hotel Posada Nena.
DAY 2: Santa Ana / Santa Cruz de Turrialba
A full day of motorcycling through a wide very variety of landscapes and vegetation at an altitude of 1000 meters at out-set on paths through high mountains and coffee plantations. At noon, we arrive in Cartago, one of Central America’s holy cities of pilgrimage. Then, an abrupt change of scenery, a tough climb towards Turrialba Volcano. We circle the volcano on an incredible path, offering a lunar landscape! The step ends in Santa Cruz de Turrialba. Night at the Goyabo Lodge.
DAY 3: Santa Cruz / Rio Pacuare (1/2 day biking – 1/2 day white-water rafting)
From the hotel, we cross a huge coffee plantation where we will stop there for a guided tour of the production cooperative. Then, down to the agricultural town of Turrialba. We finish the motorcycle portion at Tres Equis where we leave our bikes to begin two-hour rafting trip, embarking on the edge of the Rio Pacuare to arrive at the base camp, a magnificent lodge in the middle of an indigenous reserve. Night at the Pacuare Lodge.
DAY 4: Rio Pacuare / Tarbaca
In the morning, 4 hours of a challenging descent on the Rio, one of the world’s five most beautiful rafting river, waterfalls, gorges, rapids, jungle swimming holes, unforgettable !!!! When we exit the Rio, we recover our bikes for a long stretch through tropical jungle and sugar-cane farms until we reach a lookout with a breathtaking view on the whole Central Valley!! Night at the Colinas Alta Vista.
DAY 5: Tabarca / Manuel Antonio
After crossing of several valleys of high mountains, we lunch in a “Finca” at an altitude of 2400 meters. After a hearty typical meal, we undertake the descent to the Pacific Ocean, penetrating tropical rainforests, with exuberant vegetation. We end the day in the spectacular seaside destination of Manuel Antonio. Night at the Verde Mar.
DAY 6: Manuel Antonio / Playa Hermosa
Next, we cut across vast palm-oil plantations, a veritable labyrinth before an incursion on to the deserted beach of Playa Parrita, with its coconut palm-trees, turquoise sea and sand, unique !!! Next, we take great trails in the coastal mountains to Playa Hermosa, a world-renowned surfing spot. For the more adventurous, some partying in the nearby town of Jacó . Night at the Marea Brava Ocean Front & Villa.
DAY 7: Playa Hermosa / San José
Return to the Central Valley. Arrival on San José. Night at the Colonial Hotel, in the center of the city where your journey ends.
DAY 8: San José / Aéroport International Juan Santamaría
Departure to the International Airport Juan Santamaría