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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do you begin? The Casa Grande is the heart of the operation and one of the most pleasant places I have ever found myself. I'm referring to the large space which serves as guest check-in, bar, lounge, eating area and general hanging out zone. Its perfectly sized and perfectly equipped with cozy spaces for lounging, chatting, reading, eating, sipping...

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

Thank you for your review, I'm not kidding you, we want you to come back. I love that you love the Rancho. I've been enjoying this room too and I enjoy sharing it. It was a pleasure sharing it, and the Rio expierience, with you. So much has happened in this room since we built it, days go by and...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place Rio Chirripo Lodge is! Frank and Ori are gracious, warm and welcoming hosts who have created a beautiful and uber relaxing hideaway, nestled by the raging river, cloudforests and mountains. The lodge exudes the Pura Vida lifestyle, surrounding you amongst a warm Tico cast, and helps melt away the comparatively bustling world from whence you came....

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

Thank you so much for your heartfelt review. I like your idea that sharing of our daily lives here creates the expierience of our guests. Really this is what it's all about, our guests join our lives for the time they are here and become like family. Over the years we have made many friends like you from all over...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I spent three days in the retreat with some friends. Ori and all this staff are superbs. They totally take care of you: rooms are cleen, large and well equipped, food is excellent, well prepared and healthy. Ori supported US in order to organize the trip at chirripo'; we tried massages and they were perfects. Strongly recommended even for longer...

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

Hola Silvia, Thank you so much for your very nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Each day since our return has held fond memories of the best kind. Not the grand “I went zip lining in CR”, but the subtle, soulful memories that find deeper resonance in the heart and mind—savoring the essential ingredients that feed the spirit. I will never forget what it felt like waking up the first the morning after a late-night...

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

Laurie, Your review is amazing, thank you for such a heart felt evaluation! We enjoyed having you and Lulu as our guests very much. I especially appreciate your extremly thoughtful and helpful email which I plan to respond to soon!

Reviewed 29 December 2016

My sister and I visited Rio Chirripo in November 2016 and had an incredible time there. We were welcomed by both Frank and Ori and enjoyed their company throughout our stay. Staff were friendly, food was delicious and the property was spectacular. Our visit was brought about by our plan to climb Chirripo and we were beyond thankful to have...

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

Nathalie, Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you and your sister as our guests. I'm glad you enjoyed it here.

Atenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 December 2016

truly magical and serene, to our regret, we stayed only for 1 night at the end of November with friends. the weather was not cooperating but the scenery,the staff, the gourmet food and lodging more than compensated for the weather. It was truly an unique and memorable experience. the rooms are spacious full of light, tastefully decorated and comfortable with...

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

Blisa, So glad you enjoyed it here, we enjoyed your company. It may be true that "words don't do justice" but your review seems to come as close as possible to describing Rio Chirripo Lodge. We look forward to hosting you again some day.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip. The retreat has beautiful grounds and views, spacious rooms and a great pool. Best of all is the restaurant/bar/lounge space - rocking chairs in front of an open fire, drinking red wine and swapping stories with Frank the owner was great fun. Frank and Ori are both so friendly and kind...

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

Nickdcomer, Thank you so much for your review, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us. We'll keep improving the place poco a poco so it will be even better by the time you return. By then I will probably have some new stories to share at the fireplace.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 19 December 2016

As soon as my husband and I left, we regretted not staying another night. I'm sure if the weather had cooperated we would've loved this place even more. Frank and Oriana were great hosts with good conversation. The breakfast was by far the best we had during our 8-day stay in various locations around Costa Rica! We were served enough...

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

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for your kind, glowing review. we love it when our guests enjoy this place. Every day we work towards fulfilling that goal, we are enjoying making this place enjoyable for our guests. Pura Vida,

Wimberley, Texas
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great accommodations & staff. On of the most beautiful settings in Costa Rica, with fresh, cool mountain air, beside a beautiful river. We recommend to anyone looking fora great getaway from the warmer beach climate.

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Dear Bob, Thank you so much for remembering us after all this time and writing us this nice note. Greetings from all of us at Rio Chirripo,

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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: ₹ 5,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“There seemed to be a wide selection of choices which was nice. We chose a smaller one because we didn't plan to cook.”
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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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