bike ride to Punta Uva

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Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

bike ride to Punta Uva Puerto Viejo Reviews

spursbackpacker spursbac…
53 reviews
Dec 26, 2006
one thing that is a must in Puerto Viejo, is hiring out a bike for a few days, why walk when you can bike... There are some great places to see and visit in this area, Playa Cocles, Punta uva and if you got the energy in your legs Manzillion. The bikes are cheap to rent, nothing more than 2,500c and if you take them out longer than a day, i am sure the owner will do you a deal.. We get ours from Pete, and he has decent bikes, ok no breaks, but who needs them when you can back peddle.  The shortest ride is too Cocles, a good beach good surf, but another 8km up the road is Punta Uva, a very nice calm clean beach, this is the place to see.  You will see some great things on the way to Punta uva, including howler monkeys, spiders and lizards... the roads are ok, its flat up to Uva, but after that its uphill and down hill... Make sure you use the locks and chain given to you, dont trust it without..

Also there is a really nice place in Uva that sells icecream and veggie burgers, i cant remember the name, but its a colourful little shack, and cheap.. good place to reward yourself with a icecream after the ride to the beach..
livefree says:
Puerto Viejo area is like my second home for many years... not sure why you would give biking to punta uva just 3 stars? It is a brightly and strongly shining 5 out of 5 for me and the many I have taken on this pura vida ride for the first time, or locals who enjoy it 5 out of 5 just the same :)
Posted on: Feb 11, 2012
smhirsch says:
I did that...well not all the way to Punta Uva...just to Manzanillo, but it was AWESOME!
Posted on: Jul 18, 2007
egabry2 says:
This ride is amazing. We had some problems with our bikes, but the locals were SO helpful, so don't worry that parts of it seem like you're in the middle of nowhere.
Posted on: Jun 17, 2007
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