Flat easy ride along the coast.
Downside of staying in middle of a beach resort town is music played most all night. I think it stopped just a bit before 5am when my alarm went off. Some breakfast items in the room and then on the road before 6am. Still some folks out around the town, but otherwise quiet cycling.
Got this view looking back into Jaco. From this point the road was mostly flat. Odometer recorded only 153m (500 feet) of climb all day. That meant overall the ride was quick and I was into Quepos by 11am.
Heard a lot of high pitched cicada sounds (or similar insects), particularly early in the ride.
The road passed multiple turnoffs to beaches. Presumably a small hotel or similar at these beach resorts. At 29km in Esterillos there were these fancy looking apartments. Also a small store to get a snack. After this started getting warmer though never very hot today.
Also started passing many palm oil plantations and at least one palm oil factory.
Floristeria Ericka had decorated by hanging fake icicles from the eaves.
Without too much difficulty found my way into Quepos. It was 2km off the main road and then a small town not far from the beach. There is a national park somewhat south of here that advertises wildlife tours. Otherwise had an expedia hotel reservation lined up, so not difficult to check in and finish an easy ride.
Like your pictures a lot Mike! The landscape has changed a bit since you left Deadhorse 🙂