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The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

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Photo of Tamarindo - playa Junquillal Photo of 20130824 - RACE - Rincon de La Vieja Challenge MTB 100, 8th Place Photo of Cañas - Cruce Tierras Morenas by El Farallón.
  • Tamarindo - playa Junquillal

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    near Tamarindo, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    51.00mi
    Elevation +
    2769f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Tamarindo - playa Junquillal Photo of Tamarindo - playa Junquillal Photo of Tamarindo - playa Junquillal

    The first 3km are a nice single track rail in the forest. This is followed by 25kms of a unpleasant gravel road with a thick cloud of dust being raised after each car. Playas are amazing. The best part is that loop on th...

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  • near Cañas, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    16.80mi
    Elevation +
    1063f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Cañas - Cruce Tierras Morenas by El Farallón. Photo of Cañas - Cruce Tierras Morenas by El Farallón. Photo of Cañas - Cruce Tierras Morenas by El Farallón.

    MTB route. I made in two hours approximately at 14.5 km/h. The route is moderate. Beautiful scenery of cattle ranches, wildlife, river crossing and tropical dry forest. Make sure to bring with you plenty of water, spare...

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  • near Zapotal, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    6.22mi
    Elevation +
    512f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Las Catalinas - Pura Vida Ride: Single Track Trail System

    Fantastic intermediate - advanced single track trail with some stunning ocean views. Few Costa Ricans have carved it into a hill/mountain by hands in last 4 years. Several wooden bridges and 180 turns make it great fun t...

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  • near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    17.83mi
    Elevation +
    1759f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Round trip to Líbano de Tilarán from Cañas. Photo of Round trip to Líbano de Tilarán from Cañas. Photo of Round trip to Líbano de Tilarán from Cañas.

    This is a moderate - hard MTB route. At the beginning the slopes are not very steep but the last hill is exahusting and demands a little more, also in the way back that same hill is even more step and you have to shift t...

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  • near Unión, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    27.82mi
    Elevation +
    3878f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of 25-12-2021 From Miravalles volcano to Tenorio volcano Photo of 25-12-2021 From Miravalles volcano to Tenorio volcano Photo of 25-12-2021 From Miravalles volcano to Tenorio volcano

    Guayabal to Fortuna de Bagaces 18km Fortuna de Bagaces to Bijagua 43km Bijagua to Hotel Catarata Rio Celeste 13km Departure: There is no departure time yet, it is recommended to start early in the morning We leave ea...

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  • Cañas - Palmira. Solo ride at night.

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    near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    20.17mi
    Elevation +
    1378f
    TrailRank
    31| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Cañas - Palmira. Solo ride at night. Photo of Cañas - Palmira. Solo ride at night. Photo of Cañas - Palmira. Solo ride at night.

    MTB. This is a really beautiful route that leads to Palmira from Los Cedros, the road is a dirt road with an average good condition specially in the way to Palmira. There is a big hill that once you summited you will see...

    No encontramos el sendero a lo largo del río.. Como le hiciste?
    Alejandro Sanchez 12
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  • La Leona y Victoria

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    near Guachipelín, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    9.57mi
    Elevation +
    1155f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of La Leona y Victoria Photo of La Leona y Victoria Photo of La Leona y Victoria

    3/4 of shaded trail. You can visit blue waterfalls, Chorreras. You should expect 4 climbs that require some experience and 2 technical descents that require some experience too. 3 river crossings along the trail. Great v...

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  • near Zapotal, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    10.33mi
    Elevation +
    2054f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of LAS CATALINAS in GUANACASTE near LIBERIA , Costa Rica, FEB2020 Photo of LAS CATALINAS in GUANACASTE near LIBERIA , Costa Rica, FEB2020 Photo of LAS CATALINAS in GUANACASTE near LIBERIA , Costa Rica, FEB2020

    Epic. Hot in February !! Technical, and around 900 meters gain in just 17kms. Ramps at 10% 15% 20% and yes 25% ... Some parts to recover then again ramp it up. Walk-the-bikes on the 20%+ ramps. Other than that not reall...

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  • Devil's Hill - Javilla | MTB

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    Mountain Bike
    near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    7.40mi
    Elevation +
    430f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Devil's Hill - Javilla | MTB Photo of Devil's Hill - Javilla | MTB Photo of Devil's Hill - Javilla | MTB

    Steep hill but worth the effort. Once you get to the top you will be able to see the landscape, the mountains including Cerro Pelado and the city of Cañas down below. This route from the summit to Javilla gets really ...

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  • Cañas, Pozo Azul, Montenegro - Bebedero

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    near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    57.03mi
    Elevation +
    1762f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Cañas, Pozo Azul, Montenegro - Bebedero Photo of Cañas, Pozo Azul, Montenegro - Bebedero Photo of Cañas, Pozo Azul, Montenegro - Bebedero

    MTB route. Hard intensity. This road has a fairly good quiet road, the only "awful" segment" is some kilometers just before hitting the Panamerican highway. It's a bumpy road. Take with you plenty of water and some sna...

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  • Carrillo to Sta. Marta

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    near Carrillo, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    18.83mi
    Elevation +
    712f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Carrillo to Sta. Marta Photo of Carrillo to Sta. Marta Photo of Carrillo to Sta. Marta

    From Carrillo to Sta Marta over three bridges and to the highway, then back in a loop. Lots of up and downs.

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  • 30/12/2021 From Monteverde to Nicoya

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    Mountain Bike
    near San Gerardo, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    67.94mi
    Elevation +
    2805f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of 30/12/2021 From Monteverde to Nicoya Photo of 30/12/2021 From Monteverde to Nicoya Photo of 30/12/2021 From Monteverde to Nicoya

    Rancho Humo spans more than 1069 hectares (2641 acres) in one of the last private protected natural areas in Guanacaste and one of the most important Blue Zones in the world. This is where wildlife thrives, lives, and ro...

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  • Shortcut to Tamarindo attempt

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    Mountain Bike
    near Playa Grande, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    12.59mi
    Elevation +
    381f
    TrailRank
    29| Rating 2.0
    Photo of Shortcut to Tamarindo attempt Photo of Shortcut to Tamarindo attempt Photo of Shortcut to Tamarindo attempt

    Jay and I attempted to find an even shorter cut to Tam which would let us out at the "church" on the hill above the airport and golf course. mid way the riverbed was still a river, so we back tracked home. nice views of ...

    Why was it an “attempt”? I’ve been looking at the map and it seems that the road you chose is a gravel road that has see...
    Marianela Castro 1
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  • Santa Rita to Puerto San Pablo

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    near Santa Rita, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    13.29mi
    Elevation +
    256f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Santa Rita to Puerto San Pablo Photo of Santa Rita to Puerto San Pablo Photo of Santa Rita to Puerto San Pablo

    From the church in Santa Rita to Puerto San Pablo and back, also the side road in Santa Rita to the rio and back

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  • The whole enchilada

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    Mountain Bike
    near Guachipelín, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    16.61mi
    Elevation +
    2073f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of The whole enchilada Photo of The whole enchilada Photo of The whole enchilada

    2 great trails that together make a great combination. Mostly shaded. Lots of different terrains, great downhills and some tough up sections. Good Flow.

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  • near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    12.35mi
    Elevation +
    991f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Cañas - Tanque Oscilación (Melcocha) - route 142 Photo of Cañas - Tanque Oscilación (Melcocha) - route 142 Photo of Cañas - Tanque Oscilación (Melcocha) - route 142

    MTB route, moderate intensity which increses a little at the end of the dirt road due to the fact that gravel is loose and bike loses traction while going up, then you get to the paved road that passes in front of the IC...

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  • Santa Cruz - Beach mountain pass

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    Mountain Bike
    near Marbella, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    59.08mi
    Elevation +
    6991f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Santa Cruz - Beach mountain pass Photo of Santa Cruz - Beach mountain pass Photo of Santa Cruz - Beach mountain pass

    Lagarto - Ostional - Vista del Mar - Santa Cruz - Lagarto Beautifull views. Very long ascent. Last part of ascent is hardly possible staying on your bike. Need to start very early to avoid heat at traject Santa Cruz t...

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  • San Antonio to Corallillo loop

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    near San Antonio, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    28.70mi
    Elevation +
    919f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of San Antonio to Corallillo loop Photo of San Antonio to Corallillo loop Photo of San Antonio to Corallillo loop

    San Antonio thru Barra Honda to the highway then back to the Barra Honda cut off to Corallillo then back to San Antonio

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  • Nosarita - Caimital loop

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    Mountain Bike
    near San Juan Bosco, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    9.33mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Nosarita - Caimital loop Photo of Nosarita - Caimital loop Photo of Nosarita - Caimital loop

    Nosarita to Caimital then through Caimital to t he start of the Hojancha hill and then back to Nosarita Loose gravel in spots especially hills

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  • The Hammock Bridge Loop

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    Mountain Bike
    near Santa Marta, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    6.36mi
    Elevation +
    381f
    TrailRank
    22

    This track is a 10 km loop around Nosara town. It starts and finish at DMA parking lot, and is a mix of roads, single tracks, up & down little hills, and cross bridges.

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  • El Sitio

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    Mountain Bike
    near Guachipelín, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    3.25mi
    Elevation +
    381f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of El Sitio Photo of El Sitio

    Short and intense. Great views of Rincon de la Vieja Active Volcano. Good flow. One river crossing. 90% shaded. I very technical downhill, so be prepared.

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  • Oropendula Jaguarundi

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    Mountain Bike
    near Guachipelín, Guanacaste (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    7.35mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Oropendula Jaguarundi Photo of Oropendula Jaguarundi

    Great trail for intermediates , but it can also be fun if you push it a little bit. Fresh trail that rides along side Rio Blanco in the forest. All man made, with 3 short climbs and a downhill section where riders need t...

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