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Chirripo National Park

Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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15 reviews 15 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Amazing hike, beautiful place, inspiring experience. Somewhat extreme but would definitely do it again!

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Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I absolutely loved it! Make sure to bring the right gear (if you ask now what kind of gear you probably just got the answer if you should do it)... Yes, it's very muddy and slippery, partially steep up to 35%, can rain at any time all year round, etc. But there's 2 fresh water stations, and rather encouraging sign... More

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