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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 27425083
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Breathtaking hiking experience, easy to get tickets through agency.

Hiking Chirripó has been always a lifetime experience. The park itself is amazing for hiking lovers who don't dare on going deep inside the mountain for hours on steep hills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Kembly B
Costa Rica

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Costa Rica
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Hiking Chirripó has been always a lifetime experience. The park itself is amazing for hiking lovers who don't dare on going deep inside the mountain for hours on steep hills. Wildlife is all around you, beautiful sounds everywhere, there is so much to observe! But getting on the hike is the easiest part, because the paperwork you have to do... More 

4 Thank Kembly B
Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Four years ago when I hiked the amazing Chirripó National Park for the first time it was still possible to get 'walk-in tickets' at the park ranger's office. But apparantly things have changed a lot since then cause this time it took me nearly three days before I could finally enter the park. I found out that even making a... More 

4 Thank El_Flying_Dutchman
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank David P
Escazu, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

2 Thank Broho
Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank flokru
easton, maryland
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

2 Thank MissOleMiss
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

8 Thank Angry G
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

4 Thank Falasafa
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

3 Thank Rosie K
Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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 

52 Thank coldblaze

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