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Out-and-back linking Nosara-area doubletrack with multiple creek / river crossings.


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Map Key

19.0

Miles

30.6

KM

10%

Singletrack

84' 25 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

442' 135 m

Up

440' 134 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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Family Friendly Easy cruiser with views and wildlife everywhere. Stays on the back gravel doubletrack paralleling CR160 to the east.

Inaccessible at high tide. Playa Ostional closes during arribadas (Olive Ridley sea turtles laying eggs in the 100,000s). River crossing may be challenging during the 'green season' - this is an adventure ride!

Overview

You are likely to see crocs, howler monkeys, snakes, iguanas and other wildlife during the day. Ostional is a turtle breeding ground - you might encounter those if done in the dark so be careful as babies are making their way to the Pacific around full moons.

Need to Know

Could be a challenge across stream crossings during the wet season. Tides and wind will affect the ride. There are dedicated singletrack MTB trails along the route but those are on private property.

Contact Nosara MTB for access information - please do not trespass on private lands.

Description

This route starts at Bakers Beach or South Guiones. Ride the beach to singletrack next to Nosara Hotel crossing to Playa Pelada.

Continue on the gravel road past El Chivo followed by a short stint of tarmac on 160. Use the doubletrack gravel River Trail and cross Nosara River on the Rasta Bridge. Turn left at Santa Marta past Sibu on more doubletrack with two stream/river crossings.

Next, turn left back on 160 and head over the pedestrian bridge. Turn left again at the soda and onto the beach past the Ostional cemetery. Ride the hard-pack dark sand beach north to Rock Point and turn back to do it all in reverse.

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Beau Trivers

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Hammock Bridge on return leg south of Ostional on 160
Feb 28, 2021 near Sámara, CR
Wonderful cattle land doubletrack passing Nosara MTB singletrack (private property, permit required).
Feb 28, 2021 near Sámara, CR
Playa Ostional - no Olive Ridley turtles or people that day!
Feb 28, 2021 near Sámara, CR
Crossing rio in dry season
Feb 28, 2021 near Sámara, CR
3 meters of croc from the Rasta Bridge before Santa Marta!  He lives here but recent rains have him out of the river today!
Apr 23, 2021 near Sámara, CR
Jungle SingleTrack
Feb 28, 2021 near Sámara, CR
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Apr 22, 2021
Beau Trivers
Green season started in Costa Rica two weeks ago - rivers are filling. I rode at high tide - no playa. Finish at K-Rae's Irish Pub gmap it for swim! 21mi — 2h 14m
Mar 9, 2021
Beau Trivers
Ostional closed today with arribadas (mass egg laying event) Alternate stay on 160 gravel north. Reading: https://nicoyapeninsula.com/ostional/ 20mi — 2h 10m
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