Cerro Amigos

Cerro Amigos, Monteverde: Address, Cerro Amigos Reviews: 4/5

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Ari
7 contributions
Cool Jungle Loop
Feb 2020 • Couples
It‘s a steep and exhausting 2 hours hike to go up. Anyways, you get rewarded with a view over the rainforest and really cool 1 hour loop through the jungle. Absolutely recommended!
Written February 25, 2020
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Linda P
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Don't be rude
Feb 2020 • Friends
Road is not driveable when wet and you do have to hike all the way up. View is fantastic if it's not cloudy. If you want to continue past the top to the trail keep in mind it is going through someone's yard/home! This is not a shop like the other reviewer said, this a family's house. Carlos makes wonderful jewelry you can buy along with coffee or tea if you'd like. Don't be rude, say hello, and don't walk into his house uninvited even if you see a door open. Buy something, even if it's just a coffee before hiking on. Carlos is super nice but we saw so many people walk into his home, sit down on his couch without saying even saying a word (try hola).
Written February 14, 2020
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Aoife
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not bad at all.
Jan 2020
its hard to climb but once at the top there is a fantastic view and its worth it and on the way down its not hard at all and you get to see all the beautiful nature you might have missed on the way up.
Written January 26, 2020
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Anuka J
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Great hike
Aug 2019 • Solo
Great hike to see some great views. Quite steep but worth the climb. Best of all its free of charge.
Written August 27, 2019
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VSD
7 contributions
good exercise on the way up, beautiful hike on the way down
Jul 2019 • Couples
As others have said, the walk up is along a steep clay road that would be tricky in the rain. It wasn't a particularly lovely walk, but it was good exercise and nice to get up to a viewpoint. I recommend stopping in at the Green Hermit's souvenir shop at the otherwise deserted top. He will give you helpful, reliable directions for how to make your way back down through the forest. The hike up along the road is worth it for the beautiful (and still free) hike back down on the trails. The trail down eventually intersects with the trails at the El Establo Hotel and others. The round trip took us just under 4 hours and was around 6.5-7 miles. I would not recommend taking kids. It is slippery and with sharp drop offs in a number of places. You will want boots and should take enough water, etc to manage if you take a longer route than you expect.
Written July 10, 2019
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Nlenigma
Corner Brook, Canada1,057 contributions
January
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great hike. Quite the climb into the clouds. Road a bit slick in spots. Got periodic views looking down into the valley.
Written January 21, 2019
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Jodi G
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Careful on this extremely rutted and slippery toad
Nov 2018 • Couples
Not a place to hike if raining. A good vertical workout requiring good hiking boots. Beautiful view from the top. Black bumblebees nesting about two thirds of the way up that have vicious sting we hear. Yhere are better things to do in this area. I would not recommend.
Written November 6, 2018
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Lucy-V-Cl
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Free Access to the Cloud Forest, continue past the top!
Mar 2018 • Couples
We hiked up Cerro Amigos, it’s a steep clay road that leads to the radio towers. The real highlight is the trails off the back of the summit, allowing the rare free access to incredibly remote jungle. You can climb up the radio tower if you talk to the watchman, to reach a scary 10m high platform with great views. There is a local jeweller and bird watcher that lives up there, we stopped in for a chat and he made us coffee and told us how to navigate the trails. We also wrote up some access tips on Lucy’s Backpack Blog, google if interested.
Written March 21, 2018
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LondonNefertiti
Greater London, UK1,324 contributions
Steep walk to the summit.
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is the highest point in the area about 1842m and there are supposed to be great views from the top but it was cloudy when we went up. It is a free hike and easy to find if you go to the Hotel Belmar and follow the signs. Then just keep walking up and up. We came across some very large bee creatures that came out of holes in the ground so the air was buzzing with them but only for about 5 minutes as they seem to like being in one area and they were not interested in us at all. At the top there are a lot of masts and a couplse of buildings. One of them seems to be where a man lives and he sells bead jewellery. The whole walk takes about 3 hours.
Written May 25, 2017
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mdos7
Ottawa, Canada204 contributions
It's a dirt road up to the local high point
Mar 2017 • Solo
I really enjoyed my run/hike up Cerro Amigos. But it's not for everyone. Let's be honest, it's just a hike up a steep dirt road, to a radio tower at the summit. Probably the most redeeming feature is that it's free, one of the only free attractions in Monteverde.

To get to the Cerro Amigos trail (sendaro), drive to the Hotel Belmar and park your car. Then follow the dirt road downhill about 50m. At the bottom of the hill, there is a sign indicating that you are to turn to the left. That is the only turn. After passing a few houses, it's just a steep grind all the way up. If it's raining up top, it can get very slippery, which is a little tough on the descent. Wildlife can be seen along the trail, and there is a craft shop (I did not go in because I was hiking early in the morning). If it's cloudy (often) you won't see much of anything from the summit. I hear that on clear days, you can see Arenal Volcano and other peaks.
Written March 12, 2017
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