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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climb the highest mountain of my country was a gold for my family and me. We where waiting the perfect time, and the time was when my youngest son turn 11, daughter 15, husband 44 and me 43. We were training but nothing prepare us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I am backing the review of sam m. and his account of what happened. The man in charge of hostel essentially sent a young man back into a possible life threatening situation with absoulutly no concern for human life. The man turned a new backpacker...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This review is more about the manager of the lodge (whoever was in charge that day 9/17/18). I walked/hiked from Rivas to the base camp (~25 km) and arrived at the base camp around 4:30 pm alongside a German couple I had met earlier that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sam M
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Chirripo national park is definitely a “must do” in Costa Rica. On the first day you do a 16 kilometer hike up to get to the base camp, where you can stay for 1-2 nights. From there you can climb up to the peak or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Luo1996
Reviewed July 15, 2017

For my third time I climbed the Chirripo and the experience was amazing as I remember the two times before...The complete experience is done when climbing to see the dawn in Chirripo, but also climb cerro Ventisqueros, cerro Baru, los Crestones and the sunset at...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Maolixi
Reviewed May 4, 2017

One of the special parts of climbing Mt. Chirripó is the fact that you need a permit to do so. That means that it is not crowded and that you meet mostly local people. That in itself makes it a special experience. The climb to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Christiane W
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Baru Valley Vistas offers a guided hike up the back side of Mt. Chirripo and up to the nearby peak of Mt. Ena. Baru Valley Vistas offers a Villa near the beach that you use as your base, and then also lodging in a village...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank baruvalleyvistas
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Climbed to the top of Cerro Chirippo and it was one of the best experiences of my life. This is a difficult hike so make sure you're in shape to do it. The hike itself sends you through all kinds of different climates, ecosystems and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank omuakk
Reviewed January 6, 2017

First I must confess that I have some prejudices. I have been hiking to Chirripó since 1996. The place is beautiful and I still long for the sense of camaraderie and simple life feeling of those trips to the wooden shack that used to be...More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank José Alexander R
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Costa Rica has something for everyone. Ecotourism has been perfected and for those who are up to a challenge then look no further than Cerro Chirripo. This just happens to be the highest mountain in Costa Rica and the only thing stopping you from sights...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Jason M
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Karin L
Quintana Roo, Mexico
Admission Fee (7 Replies)
Does anyone know what are the admission fees for Chirripo National Park and Los Cusingo Bird Sanctuary? Thank you.
June 10, 2015|
Response fromAllylam|
Easy to find with a google search. I found this on Anywhere Costa Rica web site about Chrippo, but I'm not sure if the price is accurate as I thought all National Parks in Costa Rica were closer to $15-$16 per person, and if you read Trip Advisor reviews it appears to be even more, and difficult to get into at all, but here is what is said on Anywhere Costa Rica: Often enclosed in mist, it can be one of the coldest places in the country, as it boasts the coldest temperature, 15°F (-9°C),...More
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trekking in Souther Costa Rica (1 Replies)
I am interested in experiences with trekking companies in Costa Rica. We are particularly interested in Chirripo National Park. Thanks Sharon
March 20, 2010|
Response fromroadadvisor|
Good question...I will research for some links...it is amizing how difficult is to deal with Chirripo! roadadvisor
Chicago, IL
Corcovado, Bahia Drake, or Chirripo from Dominical? (4 Replies)
My boyfriend and I will be in Dominical for 7 days in May. Is a day trip to Corcovado or Bahia Drake possible from Dominical? How about a day hike in Chirripo National Park? Thanks.
March 27, 2008|
Response fromGroucho123|
It's just to far to get to Corcovado or Drake Bay on a day trip. The roads are slow and you have to take a boat to Drake Bay. You could conceivably make it to Drake and back ion a day but you wouldn't be doing much besides traveling- it's a great trip though. Chirripo from Dominical is much easier for a day trip.