San Jerónimo is a sleepy mountain pueblo, tucked away on the slopes of the largest mountains in Costa Rica. It truly is the entrance to the paradise, offering unparalleled access to the mountains that surround it. The two most popular mountain treks are Cerro Chirripo and Cerro Ena!
Cerro Ena, a peak in the Talamanca Mountain Range, is situated at 3126 meters (10255 feet). Located in the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica, it resides within the protected ˝Área de Conservación La Amistad˝, an international park shared between Costa Rica and Panama. Due to the parks unique environments, and the flora and fauna that inhabit them, the park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989. The ascent of Cerro Ena is 12 km (7.5 miles), lasting approximately six hours one-way. The trip length is optional, but a full three-day trek is recommended, as this option provides the complete experience. Presenting the opportunity to discover and explore one of the most beautiful, hidden peaks of the Talamanca Range.
Cerro Chirripo, the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, rises to an altitude of 3820 meters (12,532 feet) above sea level. The popular three day hike starts in the town of San Jerónimo and passes through five different ecological zones, presenting visitors with mystical cloud forests, babbling brooks and spectacular landscapes. It is inhabited by tapirs, orchids, quetzals, monkeys and a wide range of tropical flora and fauna. The hike is 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and ascends 2400 meters (7874 feet) – it is more demanding than your average trail. This amazing hike is a favorite for people looking to explore off the beaten path in Costa Rica.