SAN GERARDO OF RIVAS

SAN GERARDO OF RIVAS

Some 22 km to the northeast of San Isidro, this village of 1.350 meters altitude, is the point of access for the Chirripó National Park. The climate is pleasant and you can go on excursions and bird watch around the village as well as in the park. To go up to the mountain or to visit the hot springs, entry is 2 US$; open from 07:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m, continue along the road to Herradura and walk 1 km to the north, from the forest post there is a sign that points to the right. If you follow this footpath for 1 km until you get to a house, the owner will charge you an entry fee to stay in the hot springs, and spend the night; the house has a few rooms and a small soda.

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The Chirripó forest post is 1 km from the village, on the road to San Isidro. On passing this post the road forks, you will need to take a right turn to San Gerardo, if you take a turn to the left you will arrive at the village of Herradura, some 3 km away.