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conchitaespino
Nov 20, 2021
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There have been about 15 solo hikers. They all have contacted someone from the organization usually the WhatsApp number 506 6036-6199 or UrriTrek 506 6023 5507 and gotten some help arranging their accommodations since many of the places to stay are difficult to reach. The newly published book on Amazon is a great help and can be downloaded, “El Camino de Costa Rica Hiking Guide”. You must have a guide through sections 3 and 10. This is NOT a camino where you can just pitch your tent. It is also not a well marked Camino and you need a good Garmin since cell coverage is spotty. Some solo hikers have had a wonderful time others have found it is too much rural roads and not enough footpath. going with a guide you see a lot more and interact more with what each section has to offer. Some solo hikers have found it more challenging than they expected.
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conchitaespino
Nov 12, 2021
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Well, I did the full camino between December 15th 2020 and January 2nd 2021 to celebrate my 70th birthday. It was an unforgettable experience. Each day was different and I enjoyed, birding early in the mornings, great views, wonderful interchanges with local folks, good meals, some terrific ones. The variety of colorful insects and frogs and the variety of flowers were extraordinary. It was challenging. The most challenging day was crossing the indigenous territory: 19.6km with a cumulative 830 meter ascent and 720 descent, crossing 5 rivers. It took me 9 hours but it was wonderful. I would not have wanted to do anything else that day. Each night was a different experience also some more comfortable than other. I enjoyed thermal waters half way in the Orosi Valley which I think was a perfect thing to do that day.
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conchitaespino
Nov 12, 2021
In General Discussion
A custom made expeditions for a small group of friends is the ideal. That way you set your own dates and we match you up with the best guide or operator posible. The larger the group- up to 8, the lower the cost since you share the cost of transport, guide and guide expenses. You can learn a lot about us on our web site https://www.caminodecostarica.org see a slide show of photos hikers sent us in 2018 in YouTube: El Camino de Costa Rica Photographs 2018, or a narrated version and check out our Facebook page @El Camino De Costa Rica to see all the excitement going on. Our Facebook page @elcaminodecostarica has a lot of recent fotos and also some of the local day or weekend offers. El Camino de Costa Rica is a 280 km trek primarily composed of rural roads, footpaths and trails through forests. It has a wide variety of terrain, altitudes, and microclimates and affords an up close and personal view of many different rural subcultures. It is divided into 16 stages and it is best done in a small group with a guide. (We highly recommend a guide to avoid natural dangers and to provide you access to restricted or private areas.) The hike can be done in either 12, 14, 15 or 16 days depending on the strength of the hikers in the group. We have some operators ready to custom make an expedition for you and a group of friends or you might be able to join a group already going. Let me ask you some questions in order for me to determine the best hiking options for you: 1) What is your level of hiking [Beginners = max 20km and no more than 300m ascent; Intermediate= max 30km and no more than 600m ascent; Advanced more than 30km and over 600m ascent] 2) Do you want logistic support so that you only carry a daypack each day or are you willing to carry your backpack all the way? You can see the route in Wikiloc. Check out this trail on Wikiloc! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/el-camino-de-costa-rica-atlantico-mar-caribe-al-pacifico-via-tsiobata-44005875 (El Camino de Costa Rica Atlantico ( Mar Caribe) al Pacifico via Tsiobata) El Camino de Costa Rica Atlantico ( Mar Caribe) al Pacifico via Tsiobata
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conchitaespino
Oct 04, 2021
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Oct 04, 2021
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