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Chirripo National Park

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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica

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Beautiful

It's beautiful park. You could spend all day here. The hike is wonderful. The sounds are awesome. Lots of monkeys and birds. Stay for sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
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easton, maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you want to hike the Chirripó and need a ticket, you will be HORRIFIED to find the DISorganization, inefficiency...disinterest of the park service people. WHAT A SHAME! This is a stunning park yet so difficult to get the right information and advice. We are going to write Minister of Tourism for CR Wilhelm von Breymann to complain and motivate... More 

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

With their fairly recent move to privatize the registration process to enter the park and stay at the basecamp on the way to Cerro Chirripo, whoever is responsible has made it almost impossible to visit this natural wonder of Costa Rica. Not only is it nearly impossible to actually reserve a spot, it forces tourists to go through an agency... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's beautiful park. You could spend all day here. The hike is wonderful. The sounds are awesome. Lots of monkeys and birds. Stay for sunset.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I enjoyed the entire hike and witness experience. We heard and saw a stunning variety of birds and animals. Zopilotas, Jilgero, and a pletheura of Costa Rican birds!!! I hiked the trail up about 4 km and turned off onto a Cloud Bridge side trail... luckily it actually connected to CloudBridge, as we found out later, not all head marked... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Here is your no nonsense list of what you need to know about hiking the Cerro Cherripo trail to Costa Rica's tallest peak. Getting There 1. The entrance to the park is just beyond the town of San Gerardo De Rivas. Driving to San Gerardo De Rivas takes around 30 minutes from San Isidoro. If you are taking the bus... More 

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Since many people have written about the beauty of this trail, and it is stunningly varied and beautiful, I thought that I would just provide some information that you might find useful in planning your hike. Length of Trip- Your first decision will probably be how many days you would like to take hiking the trail. Most people opt for... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I did this last September with two good friends and loved it. We hired a sherpa and donkey to carry our stuff up for us - no need to try and be a tough guy on this trip, it's such an opportunity it is best to enjoy it. We hiked up with just day packs with some extra clothes and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I book a guided tour trough Rainforest adventures and it was superb! the amount of animals, the scenery and the proximity to the city is very convenient at this national park, next to Manuel Antonia was the best place i saw in the entire country!!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

the views was outstanding ,park was clean the paths were will maintained plenty to see .one could spend their entire day walking in the park

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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I spent 2 months on the slopes of Chirripo while volunteering at the Cloudbridge Reserve. Although most of my time was spent on the Reserve we (my 12 year old son) did walk part of the Chirripo trail. The trail is difficult and typically requires 2 days and a permit from the rangers station in San Gerardo de Rivas. If... More 

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