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Day 1673, Playa Uvita – Quepos: Pacific Riding

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 24 - 2015

Distance: 69.41 km
Ride time: 3:42:17
Average: 18.73 km/h
Max speed: 51.68 km/h
Total: 35077 km

I didn’t get much sleep in my tent last night – simply too hot and too many mosquitoes. As a result I aimed for a short day to the tourist town of Quepos where I knew there would be a cheap hostel.

Following the Pacific coast I was passing one beach after the other. As the midday heat arrived I jumped in for a swim. Cycling life is good around here!

Arriving early in Quepos I had a chance to look around. Always interesting to be in these tourist towns where everybody is on holiday. I even got into holiday mood myself even though cycling is very much my everyday life for now.

My hostel was cheap and furthermore I was the only person in the dorm room. Low season travelling has it’s advantages. The disadvantage is that the rainy season is very arriving. Well, as long as you start early enough it is still possible to make a proper cycling day out of it before the crazy thunderstorms arrive.

From here it’s only two days cycling to San Jose where I will be taking another break.

Categories: Costa Rica
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One Response so far.

  1. 24 hour pizza? Yes please!

    I’m rather surprised that there would be a low season, considering its location – warm temperatures throughout the year.

    Nice capture of the boat. You should get some fishing in, sometime on your travels. 🙂