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“Nature at its best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park
San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
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Type: Mountains
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nature at its best!”
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!!!

Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“natrual beauty grate guide people wewr friendly food was really good”
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

Visited September 2013
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“Natures Best”
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 you are unsure of your fitness level I recommend you walk from San Gerardo to Cloudbridge (about 3 km/2.4mi) which is mostly uphill and similar in terrain to the Chirripo trails (that is dirt, mud, and loose rock). If you do that comfortably then tackle Chirripo. If not then I recommend spending time at Cloudbridge where there is plenty of wildlife (spider monkeys, quetzals, trogans, coati, etc) but the trails are more accessible.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Extreme but Definitely Worth It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

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

Visited August 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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“truly awesome 2-day hike, don't overestimate yourself”
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 posts on the way, and it's close to impossible to get lost - a key feature.

If you're fit and struggle between yet another beach, some "adventure" like canopy or some real stuff - well, I'd recommend to go for a really inspiring and beautiful piece of nature.

Enjoy

Visited August 2013
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