A longer ride mostly along the coast.
I was sweating before I started. Just carrying my bike and gear down two flights of stairs in the humid early morning air and my shirt started to get soaked. It wouldn’t really dry until after I finished the ride. Fortunately, it was warm but not extreme today.
First back to the main highway. Saw these types of housing along the way. A little more basic than some tourist accommodations so wonder if this was for workers along the palm oil plantations.
This factory I think was for palm oil.
The first 40km continued on a flat plain. As I got close to Dominical at 44km, the plain narrowed and there were some slight hills to climb. Nothing severe and overall only 636m (2086 feet) of climb for the entire day. I had actually passed most of Dominical before I realized it.
Continued past a number of places with signs in english selling real estate.
This was good example.
At 60km came to Uvita. This town had a nice village center with big supermarket and several hotels. I was getting warm and I was tempted to stay here. However a cold drink and a yogurt and some time in the shade and I was feeling cooled down. Fortunately, it really didn’t get much warmer in the afternoon than it had been by 11am.
Some nice ocean views. Most of the time, I couldn’t see the ocean, but I saw many signs for “ocean view” or “beach front” turnoffs as I passed.
This was a more typical road.
By mid-afternoon reached Palmar Norte. The Pan American Highway from San Jose joins here. Not sure if this will make the road busier or larger than it has been. Overall, a good ride as I’m slowly making my way southeast through Costa Rica.