Cerro Pelado has slowly become a popular tourist destination for hikers and photographers. In the dry season, it becomes a barren landscape like nothing else in the rest of the country, yet the sunsets seen from its viewpoints are spectacular. The fact that there is low light pollution helps to get an immersive view of the night sky, and when the wet season returns, the whole place transforms with green grass and shrubs.
But Cerro Pelado is not with its dangers. Its wind is the strongest I have ever felt, forcing me to lie down on my belly just to avoid falling with all my photography gear on my back. I almost lost some of that gear when the tripod fell to the ground, that is with the camera, lens and filters attached to it, and my backpack hanging from it. And the last peak can only be reached by walking through a narrow passage that has cliffs on both sides. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. But if you crave for the most incredible views in Costa Rica, Cerro Pelado offers the best.