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Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat

50 Meters North of the Cemetery, Canaan de Rivas, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904 Costa Rica
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in San Gerardo
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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.
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sebastian c wrote a review Nov. 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica23 contributions
We spent the most marvelous 3 days at this wonderful, magical place. We led a small group and had space and time to soak up the sun, the rain and the river in all of their glory. We’ve been there 3 times in 6 months. That’s how much we love it. Marco, the manager is 10/10; and Frank the owner, just shows why the place is so special.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Elle wrote a review Oct. 2020
La Quinta, California38 contributions10 helpful votes
My family and I traveled to Costa Rica two weeks ago and were lucky enough to stay at this remarkable lodge for 8 days. I cannot say enough good things about this place, it is even more spectacular than the pictures can show, and the staff goes above and beyond to make every detail special. The food is beyond all expectations, and they catered to all of our gluten and corn-free dietary needs.We also had a different, fresh-baked bread each morning with the included breakfast and each night that we had dinner. Due to political protests happening all over the country we ended up being the only guests for a few days, and it was the most relaxing and magical experience. The poos and hot tub are sparkling clean, and
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Date of stay: October 2020
dnadivi wrote a review Jul. 2020
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic168 contributions13 helpful votes
OMG. This place exceeded our expectations. We always look for "off the beaten track" locations, and the Rio Chirripo Lodge is just that. The breakfast here was by far the best, most fresh breakfast we have EVER had ANYWHERE. Initially I was lured to the hotel by their 2 hot tubs (one heated with logs!). This was important to us since that region experiences a lot of rain, which hinders outdoor activities. We spent hours and hours in the afternoons in the 2 jacuzzis, and doing hot/cold therapy between entering Rio Chirripo and the jacuzzi. Last, the staff was outstanding. Alejandra was in charge of checkins and basically everything else, since she was present literally 14 hours a day. She was so attentive to all our needs. Frank, the owner, is frequently at the location, and rarely without a smile. I can continue on and on, but in conclusion, this place is a MUST! Loved it!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Mike G wrote a review Mar. 2020
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed here 3 nights as part of a lovely tour with RR Escapes. The setting is so beautiful, a slice of heaven in the mountains. The rooms are well appointed, comfortable and the grounds are stunning. They are right by the side of a fast running river which is so amazing. The pool, facilities and staff are all top notch. The food was certainly a highlight. Our meals were included in the package and it was plentiful and delicious. My wife has a very bad milk allergy. The staff took note and ensured she always had a great variety of healthy and delicious meal options - all milk free! There is so much to do close to the retreat, I'd go back in a hear beat.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: all the rooms were nice. a few required up/down stairs so if you have mobility issues get one...
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StephenJBop wrote a review Feb. 2020
Denver, Colorado34 contributions7 helpful votes
This is our favorite lodge in Costa Rica on our 7th trip there in the past 10 years. It's hard to describe the scenery off of our balcony. It's a bit of a climb up to their cabin above the main lodge, but it is definitely worth it. All of the resorts in Costa Rica have had wonderful staff and Rio Chirripo is no exception. Food is all organic and healthy. We did a daily yoga lesson with Meghan which was superb. Bird watching and nature reserves nearby are wonderful
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: We liked the cabin above the lodge
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US$164 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseChirripo National ParkSan Gerardo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Cloudbridge Nature Reserve (3.2 km), Chirripo National Park (2.5 km), and Casa Alegría (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batsu Gastropub, Robino's Foodies restaurant, and Truchero Los Cocolisos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.