Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica

Our cycling trip through Costa Rica continues. On the road, the days don’t mean nearly as much. Which day is this of our trip? What is the day of the week? The date? Who knows!

I have been falling behind on posting anything. For me this is a challenging trip and most nights I want to touch base with family and go to sleep. But, little by little I have been sorting photos and putting things together.

By the time we rolled in to Playa Tortuga it was afternoon, and I was very tired and about melted. Elza got a lead on a cabaña so we went to look. It was fine, $20, had a bed, water, electricity, and WiFi. What more does one need? Well, maybe WiFi that does need a cord connection that didn’t fit my iPad, but he let me use his computer to at least get a message home.

We couldn’t be this close to our first beach area without paying it a visit, so after we showered and rested a bit, we set out for the beach. It was definitely worth the trip!

Unfortunately it seems my patched tire wasn’t holding air very well but I was too tired to do anything with it, so we ate and went to bed. The next morning I put in my spare tube, pumped it up, and it promptly went flat. We got some water and couldn’t find anything leaking. We did find a small leak at the patch of the repaired tire though. I hoped the new tube lost air because I had left the pump attached, so I put it back on and hoped for the best. Thankfully it seemed to hold. I am getting enough practice at changing tires! Since this was my last tube though and there were none to be had in this town, I couldn’t afford to have any trouble with it.

Bikes loaded, tires adequate, we set off stopping at a gas station on our way out of town to get my tires inflated to proper pressure, thankfully. I’m sure it didn’t help yesterday that I was peddling in that heat on a tire that was low, which takes more energy to peddle.

Hopefully today would be better. Little did we know!


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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8 Responses to Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica

  1. Your doing Great! Because your doing it!


  2. Sunni Morris says:


    I think you’re doing great so far. I can only imagine how tired you must be every night. Hang in there and stay safe.



  3. Still following along on your adventure. Beautiful scenery, as always! You really are doing great, Kris, I don’t know that I would have the stamina but we are all so proud of you!


    • Thanks, it is very beautiful here.
      I have been working for this for a couple years, thankfully, because I needed all the training and more but it is going very well. Thanks for all your support 🙂


  4. Carole says:

    Once you get back home, a trip from David to Boquete will seem so easy for you. I could never do that, I really envy you. You are an inspiration, drive safely.


    • Hmmm, I don’t know. It’s a very long uphill to Boquete. It’s still on my list of things to accomplish though. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement 🙂


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