Summer is nearing! San Cristobal Norte from Tabarca (Routes 209, 222, & 406)

My schedule is getting crowded with social activities, but I managed to squeeze a ride in this morning before meeting some friends for lunch. Yay!

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A friend joked that I should add motorcycle mirrors to my art of Costa Rica, and I laugh every time I remember him saying that! Hahaha!

It was a beautiful morning. Hopefully a sign that summer is almost here.

I headed over to Ciudad Colon, then through Palmichal on Route 209 to Tabarca, where I turned off to go to San Cristobal Norte via Route 222 and 409.

 

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Route 209

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As I have written before, I enjoy route 209, which I take relatively slow because it is quite curvy. Quaint and curvy. Lots of great views.

 

 

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Route 209 views behind me
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Street art, Acosta

I could not find any restaurants open on a Thursday morning, so I was happy to finally find a tiny place past Acosta to have breakfast. The toilet was in a renovated bus. ๐Ÿ™‚

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View Turn off from Rt 209 onto Route 222

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I turned onto Route 406 to ride through San Cristobal Norte. This road is full of steep, sharp, hairpin curves. I have only taken it once before. (See POST). I was happy to be riding UP this road rather than down like last time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Road behind me, Route 406

Needless to say, the views are also wonderful all along Route 406.

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San Cristobal Norte is ADORABLE! If you turn down to go check out the church it feels like the most peaceful town in Costa Rica! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Police Station, San Cristobal Norte
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Heading down to check out the church.
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Windmills on left as I near Route 2 to head to San Jose.
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Beautiful views from Rt 2 today with this perfect weather!

I finally met my friends at Cafe Otoya at noon. I had been riding for six magical hours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cafe Otoya – TERRIBLE FOOD!

Barrio Amรณn has a lot of cute shops and restaurants popping up all over the place. It is perhaps the nicest neighborhood in the city. I do NOT recommend Cafe Otoya.

I am grateful for having gone out on my Honda XL once again to feel the beauty of Costa Rica. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Link to Google map of Rt 222 and 406.

Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.

Song: What you see is what you get.

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