Road to Drake Bay | Warning

Costa Rica

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4 months ago
Altitude:
186.0 masl
Contributor:
Calderescapes

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A 31 km decent graded dirt road in dry season. Five stream crossings so could be different story in rainy season. some steep sections for which 4x4 is helpful. We recommend airing down and only air back up once you return to pavement, made for a smoother ride for sure.

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We decided to take the speedboat from Sierpe to get to Drake because of these warnings. Being here now, I see several delivery vans and 7.5t trucks. Talked to the drivers and they all drive here regularly without any issues during rainy season.

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Bridges all completed. Be carefull, some steep sections with a 15° slope. One part is tarted but the others still bumpy.

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Most rivers have bridges now, there are 2 incomplete bridges that require river crossing but I am sure those will be complete within months of writing this. The road is being worked on and in pretty good shape despite the current weather (rain all day!!!) 4x4 is still a wise idea, high clearance probably recommended for that first river crossing on a rainy day, should be fine if the level is lower when it’s dry. Other wise a decent 2x4 will work in the dry season for sure.
Unfortunately I have the feeling this road might get paved in the years to come… then the community will lose its charm.

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Track is very well maintained, and no (serious) river crossings any more as they've build new bridges.
Def doable with any 2wd, which is not a super low sedan or so.

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No issues with incline. Did this route today from the Ferry in Sierpe the road has clearly been improved. You still need a 4x4 to cross one river at the end that’s knee deep in June.

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In July its for 4x4 and high clearance only. Last river had water above the tires of the Defender. Maybe because it was raining... Fun drive...

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This road has a few steep inclines but otherwise was not a big deal. The Rio Drake now has a bridge and other than a few deep ruts in the road was an easy drive.

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had to turn arround with our VW Eurovan 93 T4 2WD at one of the steep climbs

with drier conditions 2 days earlier or RWD we would have made it.

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not really a track, it's a wide, levelled gravel road with A LOT of construction traffic goingvto/from the new airport being built at Drakes.

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With a 4x4 this track is a fun experience!

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A 31 km decent graded dirt road in dry season. Five stream crossings so could be different story in rainy season. some steep sections for which 4x4 is helpful. We recommend airing down and only air back up once you return to pavement, made for a smoother ride for sure.

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