Cerro Chirripó

The ultimate in Costa Rica hiking is to reach the summit of Cerro Chirripó, Coast Rica’s highest point and second in Central America. There is nothing like sitting back and relaxing with a view of the famous crestones after a day of hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

At 3,820 meters Chirripo is Costa Rica’s highest mountain and the vast 50,150 hectare park is a World Patrimony Site and Biosphere Reserve. After an early breakfast, start your hike at the base of the mountain and cover a total distance of 13 km through a diverse variety of habitats, from oak forests to tundra habitat above the tree line. In the region around the summit, temperatures may vary from 23 degrees Celsius during the day and to near or below freezing at night. Dress warmly with layers; carry plenty of water, a portable purifying filter to refill your bottle, a raincoat and snacks. The Rangers Station Shelter offers basic lodging with basic facilities, such as shared rooms, shared bathrooms with no hot water and a common area for meals.

Though the pass can be difficult, the views from the top—including the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea—are truly amazing. To ensure a pleasant hiking experience we strongly suggest you to climb up and down Cerro Chirrípó in three days. also is necessary to have a reservation to sleep in the Base Camp, but also to get in the Park.

Besides there are miles of trails that wind through more ecological zones than you will find in most entire countries.

Contact us to arrange every detail of your trip.

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