Hiking in Chirripo National Park

Explore the best of Costa Rica’s mountains and lush tropical landscape on your next hiking trip.

The Chirripó National Park is a nature lover’s haven and a great place to hike. Home to the highest peak in Costa Rica, Cerro Chirripó Grande, many hiking trails and a wide range of plant life and wildlife, it’s a tropical paradise that should not be missed. 

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This is the largest peak in Costa Rica and Central America. Enjoy a couple of days of hiking. Then, from the top, you can get views of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea plus views of the surrounding mountains.


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Temperatures tend to be cool and damp year round

How to get there

Fly to San Jose Airport then drive to the national park

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is the dry season which lasts from January to April

More info about Hiking in Chirripo National Park:

At 3,820 meters, hiking Cerro Chirripó Grande is a great challenge. The climb is normally done over two to three days, spending the nights in one of the mountain huts. You can also combine this hike with Cerro Uran, at 3,600 meters. Besides climbing the mountain you’ll find many hiking trails in the national park that allow you to explore the beautiful nature. There are also Natural Hot Springs within the park


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