Travelling up into the Talamanca mountain region you’ll notice the air cool and the vegetation begin to change, and soon you’ll be surrounded by dense woodlands in the lower part of the cloud forest. You’ll arrive in the tiny village of San Gerardo de Rivas, dotted over a lush green valley, and consisting of not much more than a scattering of houses, lodges, a couple of shops and a football pitch. It has a gentle, friendly charm to it, and attracts a steady stream of nature lovers and trekkers.
Your comfy lodge is run by a local family, with views over the valley, a little pool, and a few cosy rooms and bungalows. Here you can relax, enjoy the local coffee and breathe in the mountain air.