Experience two different cultures in one scenic motorcycle trip! Start riding your motorcycle along the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica to Manuel Antonio National Park. Then cross the border on your BMW, to Panama where you will visit the Panama Canal, Chiriqui highlands, Portobello and “El Valle del Anton”.Then enjoy a great motorcycle ride back to Costa Rica and stop along the way in Pto Viejo
- Riders: Bring helmet, riding gear, jacket, leather boots, and a valid motorcycle drivers license
- Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries)
- We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas
- For the beach areas please don't forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses
- For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.
Arrive San Jose
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel for your first night.
Overnight at Rincón del Valle standard room. (Breakfast)
Early in the morning pick up your bike.
For longer ride take the Panamerican Highway #1 North towards San Ramon / Puntarenas. You will pass the International airport and the exit on your right to Alajuela downtown. Keep driving on the highway north until the first main exit on your right which has a sign that says: Atenas, Orotina, Jaco, Quepos until yo reach and ride to Manuel Antonio
Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you.
Overnight at El Parador garden plus room.( (Breakfast)
Early start riding to the south border of Costa Rica.
We cross border, if we are lucky we will do the paper work fast enough to continue to Chiriqui highlands, until your reach Volcán.
The community of Bambito is located in the region known as “Chiriqui Highlands”, at a distance of 495 km from Panama City. It has an elevation of 1600 meters above the sea level, surrounded by nature and an average 65°F temperature all year round. Its landscape is composed of green mountains and the serenity of Chiriqui Viejo river that will give you a “welcome home feeling”
Overnight at Casa Grande Bambito garden suite. (Breakfast)
Continue riding to Panama City
Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.
Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro standard room, (Breakfast)
Panama City Tour & Miraflores locks
You will start the tour with a 30 minutes drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 5pm, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. After the visit to the Canal you continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour continues to the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter.
Overnight at Tryp Panama Centro standard room (Breakfast)
Drive to The Anton Valley is only 125 km from Panama City.
El Valle (Anton Valley) is famous for its market featuring handcrafts, fresh fruits, vegetables and beautiful native plants such as orchids and bougainvilleas. The valley, emerged from an extinct huge volcano crater. . The moderate and spring-like climate makes the valley an excellent summer resort. Besides of being one of the bird watching hot spots of the country, the Anton Valley offers fascinating hiking possibilities, zip line tours through the cloud and rain forest or scenic rides on a horseback.
Overnight at Park del Eden standard room (Breakfast)
Early morning continue to Chiriqui highlands, until your reach Boquete.
Tucked away on the eastern slopes of Barú Volcano at 1200 meters is the small and charming mountain village of Boquete. Known to produce some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in all of Panama, Boquete is quickly becoming a destination for those visitors seeking the sunniest though cool mountain weather. Boquete's healthy climate has prompted many to believe it is the secret to longevity, since many native Boqueteños have lived well on past their one-hundredth birthday.
Overnight at Finca Lerida standard room. (Breakfast)
Early start riding to the south border of Costa Rica. Once we get to the Sixaola border, we must cross the famous railroad bridge; sometimes we will have to descend of the bike and cross the bridge pushing or bikes through the rails and sometimes missing wood platform of the bridge, quite an adventure!
We cross border, if we are lucky we will do the paper work fast enough to continue again along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Once we reach the coast we ride along the ocean to reach the small lazy town of Puerto Viejo. Check in at Hotel
At night a short visit to the town is a must!
Overnight at Le Cameleon deluxe room
Early morning continue your ride to Arenal Paraiso Hotel, at the base of the world famous Arenal Volcano.
Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. So visit one of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is just part of what you will find in this amazing area of Costa Rica.
Enjoy the hot springs located in the hotel
Overnight at Arenal Manoa junior suite room. (Breakfast)
Enjoy this morning a canopy tour or visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Return to San Jose after lunch
Overnight at Rincón del Valle standard room. (Breakfast)
Transfer back to airport for flight home.
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