Calle Chompipe (between Desmonte and Hacienda Vieja/Orotina)


Desmonte_OrotinaToday, I took Calle Chompipe from Desmonte (on Rt 3) down to Orotina. I have been wanting to do this for a while, but did not have the courage to do so until today. On my way, I said to myself, “Just go slow if it is steep, trust your bike, and use your back brake.” But, the road is not a stressful road at all! 🙂


Calle Chompipe is a mix of pavement, artisan concrete, and flagstones.



In the middle is a fancy residential community called Vista Mar with big houses (for sale).

Vista Mar Residential

This road has nice views on both sides (left and right) and the inclines are not too steep.



Ocean view from, yes, Vista Mar.

I went straight through Orotina to route 757, another new road for me, then got on 27 to go to Caldera.

Old Train Station, Rt 757 after Orotina.

At Caldera, I had some ice cream. 

Inlet at Caldera. View from Restaurant.

I will take this trip from Desmonte to Orotina again (or take it the other way around, coming home).

Song: Cause you’re my home.

Link to map. Vista Mar, Calle Chompipe.

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

November 29, 2018

Vista Mar
Storm! Coming home on Rt 622

New Ride on the Chompipe:

Today,  Thursday, December 20, I took this road UP from Hacienda Vieja. It is only 6 kilometers. Before I knew it, I was at Vista Mar.  I’d say it saves time if someone wants to come home the Atenas way without having to go to San Mateo.

Calle Cordoba near Hacienda Vieja.


Coming down into Desmonte.

I have nothing more to say about this trip. It was quick and easy. Vista Mar feels like an odd place in which to live because it is so isolated.


Enjoy your day!

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