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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
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If you like hiking you have to visit Chirripo

The Cerro Chirripo is the highest mountain in Costa Rica, 14 km through to paths is a very nice place to take pictures, you will need to reserve with lots of anticipation and 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Cerro Chirripo is the highest mountain in Costa Rica, 14 km through to paths is a very nice place to take pictures, you will need to reserve with lots of anticipation and 3 days in the zone, if you are lucky at the top of the mountain you can admire the ocean Atlantic and pacific if not the view... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The paperwork before you can get going is a pain in the neck, be sure to keep all paperwork safe as you will need it. To get permission to enter the park is done at one place and the lodge reservations are done at another. I used the services of the hotel I stayed at to prearrange all of this.... More 

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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First of all, hiking Chirripó is a quite expensive experience and getting tickets for the park is everything but convenient. If you do not live in Costa Rica you will either have to go through agencies like Costa Rica Rios which of course charge extra for this service or gamble to get a permit on short notice when you are... More 

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easton, maryland
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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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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86 reviews
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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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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose

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