Four of us went up to Monteverde yesterday to check out the new paved road.
The winds were so strong that when we stopped along the way, I felt as if I was going to be knocked over — and as if I might not be able to pull back out onto the road. Patricio and his wife decided to turn around. I decided to continue, and, fortunately, Humberto decided to follow me. Hahaha! I must admit at times the winds were quite stressful, to say the least.
We made it up and toured a bit of Monteverde and Santa Teresa, but did not linger. Only went to check out a hotel for his friends Rodolfo and Sylvia. (True story! :-))
The ride down was much more enjoyable, with spectacular ocean and mountain views! Plus the winds seemed to be more behind us.
We stopped by Rest. Pajaritos above Puntarenas for a snack. The green paint is something else! Hahaha! Delicious patacones (fried green plantain).
It was incredibly HOT on the way home, with waves of heat flowing across the road.
It was a short, but fun ride. Since the views are so nice coming down from Monteverde, I think a good ride would be to go to the Arenal Lake from San Ramon, to Tilarán, and go up to Monteverde from there.
To close the day, I enjoyed a full moon rising over the valley below from my new, wonderful home! Life is good!
FEEL THE BEAUTY. KNOW THE LOVE. LIVE THE POWER.
Date of ride: March 8, 2020