Costa Rica has earned an international reputation for safekeeping its environment. With over one third of its land mass under protection as part of the National Parks system, the outdoors remains a wonderful haven for birds, animals, tropical vegetation and fresh waters.

Whilst you are in San Gerardo you will want to take advantage of the easy access for hikers, photographers, wildlife spotters and those just wanting to soak up the beauty and peace of a heaven on earth. The fresh mountain air and ambient temperature makes outdoor activity easy and there is so much to choose from!

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So if you are here to climb Mt Chirripó, or just venturing into southern Costa Rica, making San Gerardo de Rivas your ‘hub’ for local explorations makes sense. Stay a few days, unwind and experience true Costa Rica in a friendly nature-loving environment.

The peaceful village of San Gerardo offers many activities listed here – and your local hosts will be happy to make any arrangements you need for your special interests.

Want to find out more about coffee production? Interested in viewing orchid species? Planning on capturing rare and colourful birds on film? Your hotel manager can arrange for a tour guide who speaks English to show you places you will never find on your own.

Or you can just relax! The local ‘aguas termales’ (hot pools) are heaven on earth. Bask in the warm waters with the forest canopy above you, the trickle of waterfalls in the distance and birdcalls surrounding you. There is a library where you can borrow books in Spanish or simply exchange novels, as well as a number of friendly night life spots to enjoy music, laughter and hospitality.

So, start making your list!

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