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10 stays under $100 in the Chirripo Valley

Hotel de Montaña El Pelícano is located in the foothills of the Chirripó National Park, the highest point in the country at 3,821 meters above sea level. It is a magical place at the base of the Cordillera Talamanca.

Private cabins are surrounded by dense forests making it a pleasurable spot to bird watch. Stay in a junior suite or one of the many rooms above the restaurant. Enjoy the pool while taking in the best views of Costa Rica's highest peaks!

El Pelicano is the restaurant located below the hotel. It has a varied menu with traditional Costarican food, Seafood, and includes some vegetarian options!

Casa Colibri @casacolibrichirripo

Casa Colibri is a beautiful cabin-style hostel in the middle of the mountains of San Gerardo de Rivas. Their slogan "Todo con Amor" describes perfectly the vibe of this magical place. Everything there is done with so much love for the community, the space, and nature.

Four different rooms are available for private or shared accommodations. The rooms are named after the elements: air, water, fire, and earth. The facility has a kitchen, lounging areas, a balcony overlooking the mountains, and private river access.

This place is great for, as they say, hikers, healers, hummingbirds, and artists. It is located within walking distance of Cloudbridge and Cerro Chirripo.

Want to know more about Casa Colibri? Visit our blog post on this magical place that is a hub for the mountain community and hosts amazing events

Alma Temple

On the main road in San Gerardo de Rivas near the central office for Chirripo National Park, and within walking distance of most mountain attractions including Kapi Kapi Eco Mercado, Alma Temple offers rooms at budget rates and a communal kitchen.

This space has a regular schedule of movement classes such as various styles of yoga and capoeira, live concerts, community circles, and much more. Alma receives a steady flow of travelers from diverse backgrounds. Staying at Alma means instantly landing in a place where you will make new friends.

To book your stay contact Shai via WhatsApp at +972 50 588 8524.

Kapi Kapi has two riverfront cabinas overlooking the Rio Chirripo. The best part of staying here is access to the health food store and cafe. They have an incredible vegan menu with a wide variety of fancy hot and cold beverages (the blue matcha is a must-have), elixirs, kombucha on tap, local beer and so much more!

These private rooms in San Gerardo de Rivas are located on a major bus route and each includes a full-size bed, a private bathroom with a hot water shower, desk, chair, and fiber optic internet for working. Rooms also include a clothing organizer and dehumidifier!

An outdoor covered kitchen with a small fridge, gas range, table and chair, pots, pans, and kitchenware that makes it easy to prepare your own meals. The area is secure with video cameras in outdoor areas.

Rooms allow for a maximum of two people. The policy is no pets and no smoking.

Roca Dura is a small family-owned rustic hotel, restaurant and bar located across from the soccer field at the plaza in San Gerardo de Rivas. The restaurant serves delicious traditional Costarican food like gallo pinto, casados, delicious fruit smoothies and more! Roca Dura is within walking distance of the entrance to the Chirripo Trail and Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. It also has gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains including Cerro Uran.

Free high-speed internet is available for those who need to stay connected with the digital world. Otherwise, it's a great place to enjoy the sounds of nature and explore the nearby areas for hiking adventures.

Hotel Uran is located 75 meters off the main entrance to the Chirripo National Park hiking trail. This hotel is one of the veterans of the mountain and has been running since 1998. They started this business due to the need for lodging for tourists visiting the area as they used to have to stay in people's homes before starting their hike up the mountain.

Guests have the option to stay in a private room or rent out one of their cabins for parties of up to 4 people. This is a great option if you're planning a group trip to hike up Cerro Chirripo. All accommodations include breakfast. They also have private parking, laundry service, fiber optic wifi, guides for adventures in the area, and a restaurant on site.

Garden House Cafe AirBnb

Right at the foothills of Cloudbridge Nature Reserve and only 300 meters from the entrance of the Chirripo Trail is Garden House. A cozy home turned cafe and now airbnb as well. The place counts with 3 private bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, 2 of the bedrooms are perfect for single guests and one with a queen bed which is great for a couple.

Garden House is owned and ran by Chris, a costarican young man, who dedicates his time perfecting his cooking skills, gardening, and art making. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner available for purchase for guests, visitors, and hikers making their way up the mountain. One of the greatest attractions of this cozy home in the mountains is the amazing food!

The place also has good internet, guests have access to common areas and garden.

Sweet Studio In San Gerardo de Rivas

Sweet rustic studio located in the center of San Gerardo de Rivas. Steps away from the bus stop, and the entrance to the Chirripo National Park. Studio has a kitchenette, bathroom, and sleeping area with double bed and single. Private balcony to listen to river and birdwatch.

Comfortably sleeps two adults and one child.

Truchero Los Cocolisos

This beautiful cabin is located in a completely private space, it has a covered garage for two cars, it has a small spectacular stream in front of it, it has Wi-Fi, cable TV and hot water in the bathroom, it is also equipped with a gas stove , refrigerator, television, armchairs, hammock, main table, and equipped with all kitchen utensils.

It has two rooms, one with a double size bed and the other with a single size bed, they also have a "sofa bed" in the living room and a double mattress in the attic for additional sleeping space. The attic is a small but a very special space to sleep comfortably.

In the back there is a cellar with a washing machine in case you need it. Next to the cabin, there's a have a farm for trout fishing, ranches and a small kitchen in case you want to have lunch outside.

The place can be rented by the night or by the month.

Toucan View Studio

Located off of a quiet road in San Gerardo de Rivas, the toucan studio sleeps three people in one double bed and one small single bed. In walking distance of most mountain attractions and constantly visited by a variety of birds, truly a birdwatcher's paradise.

Accessible by a steep road, you must have a good vehicle or walk up the road.

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