On the roads of Talamanca’s cordillera

Last section of our trip to Central America, we leave on February 26 from Curridabat in Costa Rica. We reach in 2 days the banana plantations of Zent where we spend 1 week on a voluntary basis.

We set out again on March 6 towards the border of Sixaloa which goes smoothly under a lead heat. The road is cluttered but full of dangerous trucks near Almirante. Then it climbs it climbs in pouring rain to Hornito Lake and its massive dam! An amazing hostel “Lost & Found” offers us a nice mountain hiking stopover. We then go down the slope to the TransAmerica road that we take (luckily, there is a side shoulder protected from trucks) to Las Lajas. A relaxed German accommodates us for 2 days, enough time to see the beautiful deserted beach, then we finally reach Santa Catalina on March 14!

Last moments of calm and sunshine, we camp on an islet accessible according to the tides and reluctantly abandon the project of a last dive in the Coiba national park due to its closure linked to COVID19 .. .

Quickly, we leave and urgently reach Panama City by bus which will be our way out to Europe and containment. It was too short and incomplete but this short route along the Talamanca mountain range will have delighted us!

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