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Address: San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 27425083
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Can't get away from the elevation gain!

As a climber and hiker you always look at ways to minimize the upcoming long day but you can't minimize over 8 thousand feet of gain. So go in with the understanding that you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony S
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The national park itslef is stunning and unique (rating 5/5), but I feel like the people responsible for managing the national park and the lodge want to make your experience as bad as possible and make you spend as much money as possible. Reservation process is just ridiculous and makes you feel like a Kafka character. Two different offices. For... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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211 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a climber and hiker you always look at ways to minimize the upcoming long day but you can't minimize over 8 thousand feet of gain. So go in with the understanding that you will be heading uphill, sometimes very steeply, for hours and hours on end. This is not for the novice or out of shape. As usual, when... More 

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2 Thank Tony S
Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The hike up to the top of Chirripo is long and challenging, but well worth it for those who are fit enough to tackle the challenge. The hike is steep, but climbers are rewarded with a lush jungle, beautiful views of the valleys, and fantastic views from the top (especially if you arrive for sunrise). I recommend a night at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We chose to hike up to Crestones base camp on day one (leaving at 5:30AM and arriving about 9 hours later). We then did NOT ascend during sunrise, though almost everyone else chose to do so and raved about it. Instead we set out around 7:30AM and summitted Chirripo and then completed the loop, ascending Cerro Terbi and hiking along... More 

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1 Thank FR34
Costa Rica
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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 

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4 Thank Kembly B
Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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 

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98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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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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 

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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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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 

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