The best hiking trails in Costa Rica
One of the main reasons why we invite you to visit Costa Rica, is because the greatest attraction that this beautiful country of the Caribbean has are its landscapes and above all, the routes you must travel to get to know it; and that is in the country of pure life, roads and trails are the order of the day. Each time you get inside a national park, a biological reserve and even a beach, you will discover a set of roads that connect to each other as if it were a huge web and the best of all is that each path has destination some pleasant surprises. There are those that flow into large waterfalls, others into huge underground grottos, some in lakes that reflect the surroundings as if they were a mirror of polished silver and others that simply lead you to meet a multitude of wild animals and the odd legendary tree of great magnitude.
If you are one of those who love outdoor hiking, if you regularly practice hiking or you like to explore all the places you visit, in this post we will tell you about the best hiking trails that Costa Rica has. We start?
Dare to discover the best hiking trails in Costa Rica
Travesía Talamanca: It is a route that is made in 6 days, so you must be willing, camping under the stars, bring food, kitchen and a very good tent, especially because in the region there is a lot of humidity. It is important to hire a guide, at least the first time you do the route, because the mountain, landslides and trees, often obstruct the road making it necessary to divert the route a bit. The crossing of Talamanca takes you from Ujarrás in the province of Puntarenas to Bambú in the province of Limón, you can also take the opposite route, but usually most prefer to finish their trip on the beaches of Limón. It is advisable to choose the dry months to walk along this path, because in the rainy season the terrain yields a lot and the ravines that cross the road grow, becoming almost impossible to cross.
Ancient cobbled path: Near San Jerónimo Moravia, there is an old cobblestone road dating from the 19th century, specifically from the year 1881, it was the path that was taken in the past to reach the town of Carrillo, where it was connected to the train that went to the province of Limón. The route has several points of historical interest such as an old chapel, the old customs of Carrillo, the same stone road that should have been an excellent engineering construction, because even today it has survived a stretch of it. The route is not particularly strong, so if you are thinking about a good and healthy family activity, walking this historical trail is more than advisable, because it will not only serve as sports training, it will also allow your children to learn a little about Costa’s history. Delicious.
Ruta del cerro de Escazú: The Escazú hill is the second highest hill in Costa Rica, there are several ways to go hiking, however, it is important to note that not all roads are suitable for all types of visitors . For example between the point that calls «up» and the Cerro Rabo de Mico, the route is only for experts, because it is mountainous terrain rather wet and poorly marked, where the inexperienced can have some type of accident or get lost inside the mountain. The advisable thing is that if you are going to climb to Escazú, you do it in the company of a guide unless you decide to just walk the lower roads.
La Laguna de Hule: One of the easiest trails to cross and a fairly short distance, since it is only 20 kilometers away from La Colonia by Los Bajos del Toro. During the tour one crosses several rivers, the path is paved, reason why the walk is not so strenuous for most, the climate of the area also helps, since it is temperate, that is, not very cold or very hot. Just before reaching the descent that leads to Laguna de Hule, you will come across a beautiful restaurant that has a balcony from which to admire the landscape.