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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica

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Expensive, exhausting and yet still a wonderful experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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easton, maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
7 helpful votes 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 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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