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!
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
Needless to say, the views are also wonderful all along Route 406.
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! 🙂
I finally met my friends at Cafe Otoya at noon. I had been riding for six magical hours. 🙂
Barrio Amón 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. 🙂
Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.