Just a few meters south-west of the Posada begins the Geen Mountains of the nature reserve "Cerros de Escazú."
These, lush green mountains are very easy to explore on your own. Below on the map we have some recommended routes. But take care: if you enter from Santa Ana you have to climb from 900 m up to 1600 m.
But you can fetch the bus to Salitral (1100 m) or make the greatest height with a taxi (or a driver from us) for about $ 5US and then use the mountain trails. From the slopes one has a fantastic view of the entire Central Valley, and the valley of the Rio Oro. On the proposed route (there are many alternatives, all steep) you will reach the 2012 built wind farm of Santa Ana.
Leaving Santa Ana
Here you will start your hike.
The wind fram
Great view over all central valley.
Rio Oro valley:
Great view from 1600 m altitude.
primary and secondary dry forests
It's green in dry and rainy seasons.
The 17 wind turbines were supplied by the German company Enercon, the engineers from Germany have been able to enjoy our hospitality at the Posada Nena during the nearly two-year construction period. Thanks to the good wind conditions nearly 40 million kWh of electricity are produced every year.
This helps the climate goals of Costa Rica, which has set itself the goal to cover the internal demand for electricity by 2021 to 100% with renewable energy. The towers can be seen in the hike from very close.
One can hike down to the Rio Oro or continue and simply return to Santa Ana, or you cross one more small ridge and reach Ciudad Colón. From Ciudad Colon there is a regular bus service to Santa Ana.
Bring enough water. Around the wind turbines, there are three local restaurants, which offer an excellent view of the valley- but these are usually only open on weekends.
Nature, adventure, hike, level of difficulty 2-4, on your own