Chirripo National Park, Province of San Jose
(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Magical and wild, Chirripo National Park contains the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, which rises to a height of 3,820 m (12,530 ft). Five ecosystems flourish here and offer visitors a look at stunning changes of vegetation--from wet tropical forest to subalpine wet forest. While climbing, you can appreciate sweeping vistas stretching as far as the eye can see. Wear clothing appropriate for cold weather, shoes suitable for rugged terrain, and keep in mind that you'll need good hiking equipment and advanced skills to safely scale the park's soaring peak. Arrange to visit Chirripo National Park and other attractions in Chirripo National Park using our Chirripo National Park vacation planner.
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  • First, it must be said clearly that the registration for the national park entrance, as well as the reservation of the accommodation prove cumbersome as zimlich. First you have to the Internet (only enters the Internet, become a suburb strick fact hingewiessen that it is possible only in the intrnet) register and the desired data registered. Park entry costs per day and person. incredibly $18! Payment only by credit card. Connect or upon arrival you must be picked up the ticket at the Ranger Station (at the entrance of the village of San Gerardo de Rivas). If you want Basecamp Crestones Übwrnachten you must Cook the remaining ticket to the Office of the private lodge operator at the football field (approximately in the Centre of the village, 10-15 min walk) who book accommodation and the desired meals and pay. The bed in 4-bed rooms with bunk beds, shared bathroom with only cold water cost proud $35 per pers. Self-catering is possible at the base camp only with sandwiches or similar. There is no kitchen and no skis: zurverfügung. The food can be ordered if necessary (while supplies last) at short notice on the lodge itself and paid. Coffee, tea will cost around $2. Tap water is surprisingly enough (yet) free! Well unterhaltener, the hike: hiking trail, approximately 14.5 km long, at about 2100 m ascent up to the lodge. Length of time from San Gerardo around 6-8h. The hiker will requires a solid Grundkontition. From the lodge several hiking trails on different Summit, varying in length (each ca. 2-4 h). Caution at night, the Termometer just above the freezing point are insbesondete during the early morning ascent to the Summit can.
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  • 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 C...  more »
  • Cerro Chirripó is the beautiful land where you return again and again when we need to remind your spirit that you are strong, it is worth living and find a place of peace within you. It inspires you to move forward even when your body is bent. The hike is demanding, and you have to prepare at least three months before. 100 recommended.
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  • I was completely miserable and the scenery wasn't great. But the people there were pretty dank.
  • Excellent experience, an enormous satisfaction have risen to the top after a good hike!
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  • I met through the NPTC (national tourist award program). Almost all my life I've been adventurous. I liked the change in temperature, altitude, the difference to the breathing, the diversity of the flora. The different views... From the top you feel more than free. If you like nature, you must be here; This is something fascinating. That day I understood xq told you Gaby q should occur with the Chirripo chest... Jajajajaja... By the way, visit Fraijanes, volcano Poas, Irazu volcano, Arenal Volcano Tiquicia thanks!
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  • I know this place, some time back I stuck the idea of wanting to go.! I save for a very good tour.! :) :) next tour cerro Chirripó in costa rica
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  • Incredible, it is worth a lot, it is tired but the experience is worth it. The hostel is very new, with very good service, WiFi, electricity and drinking water
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