San Gerardo to Providencia trekking.

Description: Hike of approximately 12 kilometers with a minimum duration of 4 hours, between two communities surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes. The trail is easily passable due to its excellent condition and the presence of a suspension bridge over the Savegre River.

Departure at approximately 8:30 am to take the trail into the mountain, where you will see secondary and primary forests at different elevations, making this a journey with ample opportunities to see wildlife. There will be times to pause and chat with your guide and then arrive at the rural community Providencia de Dota, where the best Costa Rican mountain scenery awaits you, a delicious traditional lunch at the end of lunch, you will have private transportation in a community car who will take you back to your hotel in San Gerardo de Dota.

This hike, in the direction of San Gerardo de Dota & Providencia de Dota, is considered moderate intensity from 2200 meters above sea level to 1700 meters above sea level with a calm and pleasant climate.

Important: This hike is operated with a minimum of 2 people. Experience in trekking is required. It is recommended to do this hike all year round with the exception of September and October due to the winter season.

More information

  • Bilingual guide with experience in mountain hikes
  • Lunch in Cabinas Colibri – Providencia.
  • voluntary tipping
  • alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast

Please note that each hiker should carry its own backpack with all necessary belongings throughout the complete hike. Recommended weight 8kg. In case there is rest-luggage to transport, please consider the extra cost mentioned above.

You should bring in your backpack:

  • rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • flash-light
  • hat
  • comfortable clothing (dry fit) and already worn hiking shoes
  • Sun Block
  • Water bottle & filter


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