Cerro Pelado, Juntas

#18 of 19 in Nature in Province of Guanacaste
Must see · Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Ideal to watch sunrise or sunset, very rustic accommodations at entrance. Should arrive by 4 am to see the sun rise (around 5:20ish am), or 3 pm for sunset. 1 main trail with very simple signs, after....  more »
  • Cerro Pelado is a great place to hike and stretch your legs, after a long drive to or from the coast! There are well established trails and requires some physical fitness to reach the summit...  more »
  • This hike is beautiful and challenging. Bring double the water you think you need. I drank 2 liters. At the end of trail, be prepared to rock climb to get to the top of a peak if you dare. It was awesome
  • An incredible hike through Costa Rican mountains in Cãnas, Guanacaste province, to get to our destination of Cerro Pelado. This sits sits in a private area composed of 8 properties, totalling nearly 500 acres. It's a spot described as " one that every Tico should visit at least once in their life ". Tico is an idiomatic term used for a a native Costa Rican. Our goal was to reach the peak in order to take in the sunset. We weren't disappointed. With constant high winds, hiking this trail during a hot day, the wind became our saviour. It was a steady uphill climb with many vistas to take in along the way. Go prepared with proper hiking shoes and plenty of water and you'll be sure to enjoy this hike. BTW, once you reach the top, you can see Nicaragua as a bonus.
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