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Costa Rica’s Chirripó National Park grows 500 hectares

Chirripó National Park is located in three provinces: San José, Limón and Cartago. It is named after its most prominent feature: Mount Chirripó. At...

New Plant Species Discovered in Cerro Chirripo Costa Rica

A new species of plant has been discovered recently in a remote part of Costa Rica high in the mountains. Gentiana bicentenaria is the...

Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NP

Costa Rican authorities are searching for a woman who disappeared Tuesday while hiking to Cerro Ventisqueros, the country's second-highest peak and part of Chirripó National Park.

Chirripó National Park to reopen October 30

Chirripó National Park will reopen for tourists on October 30, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced Monday. 

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). 

Pic of the Day: Hiking Cerro Chirripó

On a clear day at the Chirripó's summit, it is said that you can see both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines.

The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Summiting Chirripó

This week, reporter Alejandro Zúñiga discussed his two-day hike to Costa Rica's highest peak at Cerro Chirripó.

On top of the world at Chirripó

You are hovering above Costa Rica, looking down at the layers of rolling mountains as they descend toward the sea. 

Municipal project to build cableway to Chirripó’s peak faces opposition

Environmental groups believe a cableway to Chirripó peak would attract crowds that would overload the national park’s capacity and endanger the protected lands.

Our favorite places in Costa Rica

This Independence Day, the foreigners on The Tico Times editorial team share their favorite places in Costa Rica.

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