Cerro Chirripo Hiking

At 3821 m.a.s.l, Cerro Chirripo is Costa Rica's highest mountain! Find an experienced guide to show you up this stunning peak with Explore-share.com and book your next Hiking trip in Cerro Chirripo.

Cerro Chirripo is a beautiful mountain in Costa Rica, located in the Chirripo National Park. Its name translates to “land of eternal waters”, due to the many lakes and streams that surround it. With its stunning nature and wildlife, it’s a must-see. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Cerro Chirripo. The mountains are calling!

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At 3821 m.a.s.l, Cerro Chirripo is the highest mountain of Costa Rica. Experienced climbers can tackle it in a day, but if you don't have experience, you can still head up this stunning mountain on a longer 3 to 5-day program. A good fitness level is a must.


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Costa Rican colón

Best time to visit

December through April, as they are the driest months


Temperatures on Cerro Chirripo range between 4˚C–18˚C and can drop below zero at night. Furthermore, keep in mind that during rainy season from May to November, there are heavy rainfalls, specially in the afternoon

How to get there

Cerro Chirripo lies approximately 83kms away from San José. To get there, you will first have to get to San Isidro del General, and from there to San Gerardo de Rivas at the base of the park. Options to get there include driving yourself, taking a taxi in any of the stretches, or taking two buses

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As the tallest mountain of the country, Cerro Chirripo, set in the Cordillera Talamanca, stands out in the Costa Rican landscape. It is about 83kms away from San José, and is a unique vantage point from which to look over the island after reaching its summit. Furthermore, it also boasts a vibrant ecosystem and a variety of landscapes and terrains that range from lush rainforest to arid paramo. This means you will see amazing wildlife as you hike. On the way, you can stay overnight at the Chirripo mountain huts as you go up, and hopefully, enjoy a stunning sunrise from the peak. To access the mountain you will need to acquire a permit, and also prepare properly for a challenging hike. The best way to tackle this beautiful Costa Rican landmark is with an experienced local guide who can help you with logistics as well as point the way to the top!


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