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Chirripo Mount

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Chirripo Mount

Cerro Chirripó is the name of the highest point in Costa Rica, part of the Chirripó National Park.

The massif is located in the area bordering the cantons of Pérez Zeledón (San José), Turrialba (Cartago), Limón and Talamanca (Lemon). At its summit, located in the province of Limón, the boundaries of these three provinces converge very close.

This summit is 3,820 meters above sea level (12,530 feet), and is the best known mountain of the Talamanca mountain range, and one of the highest in Central America. It offers visitors landscapes that nowhere else in the country can be appreciated, including lakes of glacial origin. From its summit, on clear days it is possible to appreciate the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea looking to the southwest or northeast respectively; you can also see 3/4 parts of the country and Panamanian territories. At its highest point there are plains, steep tips, lakes of glacial origin, forests and a wide variety of nature.
It is the 38th highest peak in the world and one of the 1,500 highest in the world.

The only possible way to get to this point is to take a hike up to 20 kilometers, which is normally done in two stages. In a first stage it ascends up to 3400 meters in an average time of 6 or 7 hours, where is the Refugio El Páramo, which has electricity services (regulated), drinking water (non-temperature), kitchen utensils, two computers with limited internet connection, and capacity for about 80 people. The second stage is usually done the next morning on a walk of 5 kilometers of moderate intensity and a time of 2 to 3 hours.


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