Welcome to Cerro de La Muerte


It's still a harrowing journey, snaking the fog-shrouded spine along a path riddled with blind corners, hair-raising cliffs and careless drivers who take huge risks to overtake slower road users. The upside? Exquisite panoramic views of the Cordillera de Talamanca.

Cerro de la Muerte marks the northernmost extent of the páramo, a highland shrub and tussock grass habitat typical of the southern zone. This Andean-style landscape is rich in wildlife and home to many of the same species found in nearby Parque Nacional Chirripó. On the way to San Isidro the road also descends through cloud forests, montane and premontane forest.


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$59 Outdoor Activities

Cerro Buena Vista guided hiking and cloud forest wildlife watching tour at Talamanca

Cerro Buena Vista is a mountain within Perez Zeledon and is near Cerro de la Muerte, east of Cerro Frío and southwest of Cerro La Asunción.  We will begin our walk in the facilities of the Hotel Savegre and we will ascend until arriving at the highest part of the Buena Vista Hill to the 3492 meters on the level of the sea. In the upper part of the hill we are waiting for an impressive view, with good climatic conditions it is possible to observe the South Central Pacific and some of the volcanoes of the central volcanic mountain range. Part of the beauty of this hike, is that at the beginning of the tour, we can appreciate the cloud forest of huge oaks and hundreds of evergreen plants and as we ascend the vegetation will change drastically until reaching the Sub Alpine Forest in which the vegetation does not grows to more than one meter in height (characteristic vegetation of the páramo, product of the height).  Without a doubt, this is a unique experience that will stay with you forever. Approximately six hours after starting off.

$119 Outdoor Activities

Full day hiking and bird watching at Savegre River San Gerardo near to San Jose

Full day bird watching at national park los Quetzales at San Gerardo de Dota and Hiking  at Savegre River San Gerardo near to San Jose, we pick you at hotel in San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia or Cartago. We pick you up at your hotel to drive for around 2 hours making some stops to watch the gorgeous views to get at National Park Los Quetzales to start the bird watching tour. Los Quetzales National Park, located 97 kilometers from San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica, was created in 2005. Stretching across 5,000 hectares (12,000 acres), the national park has limited facilities including a small ranger station and a single, highly mountainous main road. The park predominantly protects cloud forest and is named for the Resplendent Quetzal which is the national bird of our neighborhood country Guatemala. Then we will have a little fishing of trucha to have a lunch and watch the hummingbird at the restaurant garden. Then we will continue to San Gerardo de Dota to hike at the Savegre River and find some beautiful waterfalls and walk through the trails. The Savegre River is a river in Costa Rica, belonging to the Pacific Slope. It is born with the name of Quebrada Providencia in the Cerro de la Muerte, Cordillera de Talamanca, at 3,491 masl, and after receiving the river Division, it travels 41 linear kilometers of rugged topography to empty into the Pacific Ocean.

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