All reservations for Chirripo National Park are now being
THE PARK'S NEW WEBSITE IS
Chirripo National Park has announced that
walk-in tickets are no longer available. Crestones Basecamp
no longer allows cooking, but they offer meals or you can
bring cold food. Crestones Basecamp now provides a sleeping
bag for you.
are the Step-By-Step instructions for purchase of park
entry permits only.
This guides you through park permits only. LODGING must be arranged
after your purchase you permits.
Go to bottom of page
for Lodging instruction
Please contact us with your questions or problems.
go to http://www.sinac.go.cr/
Click on 'Online Booking'
located in the upper right corner
Click on 'Check In' (very
small letters in the lower left corner) and set up your
username and password and info.
Click on "Buy" and then "online reservation"
on the drop down menu.
Wildlife Area: choose "PARQUE NACIONAL CHIRRIPO"
Entry Sector: choose "SECTOR SAN GERARDO"
Click on the 'AVAILABILITY' calendar. This calendar is in
'Fecha' is the day you enter the park.
'disponibilidad' indicates the number of beds available for
that date at Basecamp Crestones.
'visita diaria' is for a day pass only with no overnight
you find an available date close the calendar and then enter
your entry date (dd/mm/yy) in the first box. In the second
box, put the date you depart from the park.
Admissions type: ADULTA NO RESIDENTE
the number of people hiking
Days=2 permits needed for an overnight hike.
days=3 permits needed for a two night hike
Hit the blue + sign for the
total of park passes required.
Accept the terms and hit the blue arrow to pay for the passes
you're ready to commit. You have 8 minutes to complete
Enter your passport as your IDS number and click on the +
sign after each entry.
ARRANGING YOUR CRESTONES BASECAMP LODGING:
Your permit to hike Chirripo coresponds to a bed at Crestones Basecamp.
To arrange lodging at Basecamp Crestones on the mountain;
immediately email your entry permit number and a date that you can make payment in person at a
Banco Nacional in Costa Rica.
As they have no way for you to pay from outside the county,
they ask you to make a payment at Banco Nacional when you arrive in Costa Rica. Banco Nacional is
located in most cities throughout the country. You must pay the amount they indicate to the following
Asociacion Camara de Desarrolladores de Turismo Rural Comunitario Chirripo
Cedula juridica: 3-002-566224.
Banco Nacional de Costa Rica 100-01-010-007326-1
Cuenta cliente: 15101010010073263
Be sure to give the bank teller your permit reservation number and save your receipt.
If you are within 10 days of your hike date, you can pay your lodging fee in person in cash
or with a credit card.
The contact number
for Chirripo.org (Crestones Lodging) is (506) 2742-5097 or
All reservations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Space at the Chirripo National Park base camp is limited.
The Park requires each hiker to check in at the San Gerardo
Park Office, at the entrance to the village of San Gerardo de
Rivas, by 4pm one day prior to hiking.
The Crestones Basecamp lodging office requires each hiker to
check in at the San Gerardo Office, at the soccer field of
the village of San Gerardo de Rivas, by 5pm one day prior to
Please check in at the offices before hiking up the hill to Casa Mariposa
Please contact Casa Mariposa about road conditions, updated
bus schedules and travel times to ensure that you arrive in
time for Park check-in.