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El Descanso
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Reviewed July 25, 2009

I spent 5 days at the El Descanso, before and after climbing Cerro Chirropo. The hotel is in a peaceful and quiet setting with abundant flowers and a small grassy area in front of the rooms. This grassy area can also be used for pitching a tent if you prefer to camp. Mr. Elizondo and his wife were great hosts and their cooking was excellent. The hotel is convenient to park headquarters for your climbing permit and within walking distance to the hot springs. Also, Mr. Elizando will drop you off at the trailhead if you are climbing Chirropo.
The downstairs rooms were small, but I found them comfortable enough. Each room opens onto the grassy area and there are flowers growing in front of each room. Benches in front of the rooms allowed you sit outside and enjoy the bird life as well. Although the El Descanso did not have hot showers, the heat made this unnecessary.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 5, 2008

It was a good location, close to Mount Chirripo Park office, hot springs and town. The food served was great and landscaping was nice.

On the down side, our room was box like, bed was sagging in middle and there was no hot water in both bathrooms. Further, they have absolutely no refund policy. For this reason, it is recommended to pay only for one day at a time if you don't want to get disappointed later. Probably Al Uran cabins, which is close to the Chirripo park entrance and with a great view, would have been a better choice for us.

Stayed: January 2008
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2018, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled as a couple
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