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Chirripo National Park

San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
+506 2742 5083
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“base camp” (10 reviews)
“national park” (9 reviews)
“costa rica” (17 reviews)
San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica
+506 2742 5083
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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

1  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

1  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

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

2  Thank Omar M
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

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

2  Thank Jason M
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

5 stars for the park, 1 star for the park authority! The entrance fee is quite expensive and you have to book it on the worst website ever seen, especially on a mobile. According to the parks authority you have to book the refuge "base...More

3  Thank finges
Reviewed June 20, 2016

After left San Gerardo de Rivas, at the bottom of the mpuntain, we walk for about seven hours to get the place to stay the night and the next morning go out at 2:30am to climb the highest summit in Costa Rica 3,820 mts (12,525ft.),...More

3  Thank Marco_Montero
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Firstly, it is expensive. Lonely planet (approx 2 years old now) says $15 for 2 days in the park. This is no longer the case. It costs $18 per person per day in the park and you forced to stay in the hostel at the...More

2  Thank Mark Y
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I live in Colorado, have traveled and hiked throughout the world, and I can safely say that this hike was not worth the trip. The cost to enter the park is expensive ($18 per day) and in order to complete admission you must pay an...More

10  Thank Ann L
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