El Descanso Hotel & Restaurant provides a wonderful base from which to plan and enjoy your trip to Chirripo National Park, the highest peak in Costa Rica at 3820 m.

For 26 years we have organized tours for our clients, all of whom recommend us. We were the first small business in the area with a long-standing reputation in the community.

We are also now the one and only gourmet food option in San Gerardo, which has generated much interest among local, Costa Rican and international tourists. We offer a variety of dishes: spectacular breakfasts, hot and cold soups, salads, the finest cuts of meat, and delicious desserts that gastrophiles will not be able to resist!

In our restaurant we offer professional service and relaxing music, making for the most memorable dining experience in Aguas Eternas.

In order to cater best to our clients, we offer promotional deals throughout the year:

1 – The first package costs 95,414.00 colones per person, per night, in rooms with private bathroom and your choice of 1 double bed or 2 single beds, with total capacity of 7 persons.


2 – The second package costs 85,414.00 colones per person, per night, in rooms with shared bathrooms, with your choice of double or single beds, with a total capacity of 13 persons.

All packages include the following:

  • A 2 night stay in Chirripo National Park
  • Admission to Chirripo National Park
  • A welcome tray on the day of your arrival
  • 1 night stay in our hotel
  • A gourmet dinner the day of your arrival (includes a dessert and natural fruit drink)
  • A gourmet breakfast the following morning
  • Transportation to the entrance of the park between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00 a.m.
  • Box lunch
  • Gourmet lunch the day of departure (includes dessert and drink)
  • Bath and towel on the day of departure

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We do not charge a commission on the entrance to Chirripo National Park; our guarantee is our clients’ enjoyment.

Don Francisco, proprietor of Hotel y Restaurante El Descanso is an upstanding member of the community, and is also the only athlete to have completed the Chirripo International Cross County Race every single year! We are more than willing and able to provide advice about the Chirripo journey.

All of our rooms have orthopedic mattresses, hypoallergenic coverings, and towels, pillows and quilts made of 100% cotton.

Wifi is also offered for no additional cost to all of our clients, private and secure 24 hours per day.

We also offer an option that includes a therapeutic sauna for tourists who make the climb to the top of Mount Chirripo and need to recuperate and detox after their arduous journey. The sauna is also open to the public for $10 per person for a 30 minute session.

In addition to Chirripo packages, we offer options with tours to various local attractions, including a cheese tour, beautiful gardens, bird-watching, waterfalls, horseback riding, and orchid viewing.

A promotional package to visit San Gerardo, with a room with private bath, costs 45,000.00 colones per person.

The San Gerardo package with a room with shared bath costs 35,000.00 colones per person.

Both packages include the following:

  • Welcome tray
  • 1 night stay in our hotel
  • Gourmet dinner on the night of arrival (includes a dessert and natural fruit drink)
  • Gourmet breakfast on the second day
  • Gourmet lunch the second day (includes dessert and drink)
  • 30 minute session in the sauna

For guests who only wish to stay in the hotel, the prices per person, per night are $30 for rooms with private bathrooms, and $20 per person, per night for rooms with shared bathrooms. Our gourmet restaurant is also open to the public.

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

(506)-2742-50 61

Email: hoteleldescanso@hotmail.com


Restaurant: open 5am – 9 pm