El Descanso: Hotel & Restaurante de la Montana

El Descanso Hotel & Restaurant provides a wonderful base to plan and enjoy your trip to Chirripo National Park. The hotel will arrange all park excursion reservations for you.

descanso logoContact the hotel about four months in advance to be assured of your booking since the climb is very popular and visitor numbers are restricted in the Park El Descanso will provide you with accommodation, meals before, during and after your hike, park tickets and assistance as well as a guide if you require one.


The hotel has capacity for 25 people in two types of rooms:

  • Single rooms: with one or two beds, shared bathroom. Price: $20 per person.
  • Rooms with two and three beds, private bathroom. Price: $30 per person.
  • Booking Info

    For more information, or to make a reservation, contact:


    Email: hoteleldescanso@hotmail.com


    Restaurant: open 5am – 9 pm

    Typical Costa Rican dishes served including the famous gallo pinto and los casados, fresh trout from San Gerardo, pastas, soups, meat dishes, salads and local vegetables. Alternatively, light dishes are served that are suitable for preparing for your hike.

    Other services:

    • Internet Wi-Fi for our clients
    • Sauna: $10 per person
    • Campground: $8 per person
    • Camping equipment to rent:
    Sleeping bags: $4 per night
    Cooking stove: $6 per trip
    • Free transportation to the Park entrance from 5 a.m.

    If you’re not thinking about climbing Chirripó peak, we invite you to get to know San Gerardo de Rivas with our all-inclusive tour.
    3 days and 2 nights.

    First Day
    12:00 pm: Check in
    1:00 pm: Lunch.
    2:30 pm: Tour to the hot springs
    7:00 pm: Dinner.

    Second Day
    7:00 am: Breakfast.
    8:00 am: Tour to Finca El Mirador, to view a coffee plantation and nearby virgin forest. After that, enjoy a short visit to El Pelicano handicrafts museum and visit the community of Los Angeles before returning to El Descanso again. (Picnic included)
    1:00 pm: Lunch.
    3:00 pm Tour to Jardines Secretos (1 hour approximately)
    6:00 pm Dinner.

    Third Day
    6:00 am: Breakfast.
    7:30 am: Horseback riding through Cloudbridge Reserve visiting spectacular waterfalls and virgin forest (Picnic included)
    11:30 am: Lunch at Los Cocolisos (Trout Fishing)
    1:00 pm: Check out.
    Price: $ 190 per person (inc taxes)