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Rio Chirripo Retreat

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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My family of four had a truly wonderful experience at Rio Chirripo in April. Everything was perfect - from our comfortable room, to delicious and plentiful breakfasts, a great pool and hot tub, yoga classes, and more. The property is spectacular, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. The prices were very reasonable, especially compared to similar accommodations in other parts...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Rio Chirrup Retreat for several days in early February, as part of a yoga retreat. This place is truly a gem. For starters, the grounds are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. A profusion of tropical flowers on the grounds, add breathtaking color in every direction. Of course, the Chirripo mountains offer their own beauty - lush greens of many...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. My goal is to make Rio enjoyable for every guest. Reading your review I feel we are succeeding, one guest at a time.

Eustis, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a natural amphitheater of mountains and cloud forest, Rio Chirripo Retreat is indescribably relaxing and enjoyable. We have been to Costa Rica many times and visited the Rio Chirripo valley before. There is something magical about this valley. The air and water are clear and crisp. The people are incredibly friendly and sincere. The birds and butterflies are...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Every once in awhile the perfect confluence of travelers and place occurs. I am always impressed by people who recognize they are in a good place and know how to relax and enjoy their time where they are. When I read your review, the way you appreciated the details of Rio, it reminds me why we do what we do....

Washington DC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoughtfully crafted beautiful villas in the pristine mountains. Kind of feel like family there with a communal dining experience. Didn't realize how good we had it with warm days and pleasant evenings until we went to the sweltering coast for the second half of our trip. Our kids loved the pool and so did we- saw toucans in the trees...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this nice review. I'm glad your family had such a great expierience at Rio Chirripo. We enjoyed having you stay with us, I love hearing the laughter of children around the place. I hope we will see you again whenever you come to Costa Rica.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the lodge! Clean air, clean food, beautiful location, lots to do and the staff was more than lovely! We got help on everything we needed, our wants were really taken into consideration. Everything was clean and well constructed. Just gorgeous!

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very nice review. I'm glad that you chose Rio Chirripo Lodge for your Semana Santa get away. We enjoyed your company and we look forward to seeing you again. Whenever you want to get away to the mountains we'll be here waiting for you.

Lake Fork, Idaho
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

There's always an element of uncertainty when going back to a place one's fallen in love with; a sort of "Can it REALLY have been that wonderful, magical, mystical..."? line of thinking. In this case, with revisiting Frank & Ori's creation in the Talamanca Mts., there was nothing but joy, & an even deeper sense of gratitude & appreciation for...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

It is a pleasure for us to have you John. It really makes the hard work part of our lives feel so worth it when we hear from you Rio has successfully imparted the Pura Vida we intended. Rio was created for people like you who make it even better by their presence.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed there 2 nights. Everything was perfect. Let's list some of the best points: 1. Superb place, beautiful cabins and surroundings. We had view on the mountain, with a big terrace, it was really lovely. Then you have the river, a pool and a hot tube. The hot tube at night is really terrific. 2. The food is incredibly...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much, I love the itemized positive points! Like you I also look forward to starting the day with Rio's world famous breakfast. I hope you will visit again, it will be a pleasure to have you anytime.

Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Thanks Ori for making our visit at your place so relaxing and friendly. You are a wonderful cook, and we loved waking up to eat the delicious breakfast you and your staff prepared. I also appreciated the mosquito netting around the bed at night so we could listen to the nightlife without getting bothered by bugs. The fireplace in the...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. So glad you got to enjoy Rio. You are family here. I've enjoyed being friends with Katrin all these years and watching Sebastian and Zion become amazing people. I also look forward to meeting you on your next visit .

Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A Magical place. Great room, soothing sound of the river, beautiful views. So many flowers that the place feels like a paradise. An excellent and healthy food. There are trails inside the retreat. Oriana and Frank very nice and worm owners. We hope to return Anna and John

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. That's funny that auto correct made it say that we are worm owners, we did put some worms in our compost so I guess we are worm owners. Please come again whenever you can, we'll be here waiting for you.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was my first trip to Rio Chirripo Lodge but it won't be my last. Ori and Frank, the owners, have created an unforgettable mountain retreat. If you're truly looking to get away from it all- this is the place. Yes, there's wifi for those who must stay connected but why would you want to? The main house has an...

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RiochirripoLodge, Owner at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Aww Tony, Thank you for your glowing review. Isn't it cool how we start out as strangers but end up as friends? We enjoyed all our times with you too and I hope we will have more good times together in the future.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Chirripo Lodge in San Gerardo Costa Rica is one of the best-loved destinations and nature lodge. Here you can enjoy yoga, meditation, hiking, birdwatching, horse back riding or pure relaxation. Let the spectacular natural surroundings of our beautiful retreat and Chirripo area rejuvenate body and soul. Our selection of rooms and cabins with private bathrooms are complemented by inviting communal areas and trails, as well as a free form riverside swimming pool and hot tub. Practice yoga in our magnificent space with view of tropical forest and lush green hillside. We take pride in our home-grown organic vegetables lovingly propagated by our extended family community, which we carefully use in our consciously prepared meals. Rio Chirripo Yoga Retreat and Hotel is located four hours from International airport Juan Santa Maria in San Jose, Costa Rica and a few minutes drive away from the village of San Gerardo de Rivas, base camp for hikers and climbers who have their sights set on the peak of Cerro Chirripo, highest mountain in Costa Rica. Besides Chirripo National Park, the Chirripo Valley is also gateway to the cloud forest, with its waterfalls and hot springs, its breathtaking range of bird life, butterflies and orchids. We also help the traveler experience Costa Rica in its essence. We offer packages that allow our visitors to explore Chirripo’s picturesque rural villages and their people as well as honeymoon packages in the rainforest and of course our great yoga packages. Whether you’re an independent traveler looking for a unique hotel or part of a group trying to retreat from the pressures of a busy world, Rio Chirripo Yoga Retreat is a place where you will find harmony, positive energy and a universal welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Chirripo Retreat

Address: 50 meters north of the cemetary, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: ₹ 5,168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The cabin by the river is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from it all. Room #1 was large enough for a small family.”
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