There’s lots of choice when planning where to stay in San Gerardo. All the options posted are well maintained, reasonably priced and will give you a warm welcome. Click on the links below to view more details of each hotel, or to make reservations.

If you have any questions about differences between hotels, locations or to meet your particular needs, email for our advice with our contact form.


Casa Mariposa Guesthouse and Hostel

IMG_4543Our mountain guesthouse, built right into the boulders of the mountain, offers forest views and easy access to nature. Read more

Costa Rica Holiday Homestays

If you enjoy meeting new people, learning a new language and culture, and returning home with a new perspective on life – Holiday Homestays is for you! Read more

Hotel & Restaurant El Descanso

Located in San Gerardo de Rivas close to the magical peak of Mt. Chirripo, El Descanso Hotel & Restaurant provides a wonderful base to plan and enjoy your trip to Chirripo National Park. Read more

Hotel Uran

Fachada Hotel UranA family-built and run hotel closest to the entrance to Chirripo National Park, the Uran offers a memorable stay. Read more

Hotel de Montaña El Pelícano

This hotel has a friendly atmosphere and is nestled in the mountains in San Gerardo. Enjoy tranquility and peacefulness at the Pelícano. Read more

Rio Chirripo

A quiet retreat located between San Gerardo and Canaan, this unique full service establishment offers 8 guestrooms with private baths. Read more

Roca Dura Café (Hard Rock Café)

Located in San Gerardo’s centre overlooking the plaza. This popular ‘watering hole’ provides a warm welcome to visitors and a great place to hang out and meet. Read more

Vista al Cerro (View of the Mountain)

5ace13_9a55d77d9541429fa1c61f11fdb3bad0-mv2_d_4000_3000_s_4_2Vista al Cerro is a family-owned hostel and restaurant, and our goal is to make our patrons feel at home by providing a personalized, quality service. Read more


Camping at “Parqueo Las Rosas” – just below the hot springs (Aguas Termales) 500 m up the road to Herradura from the entrance to San Gerardo:
Secure – campsite is watched over 7 am – 5:30 pm daily
– fresh water
– toilets and shower
– electric hook-up for RV’s
– beautiful gardens
– close to the hot springs and easy walking distance to Chirripo, village of San Gerardo etc.
Cost: $10 per tent per night
Reservations: call (506)8431-7426
email: via the Contact Form on this website.
Note: some hotels have basic camping facilities – please consult the listing and inquire.