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Westminster, Vermont
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Ori + Frank are the consummate hosts! From the lovely bed linens, exquisite food, pool + hotub, beautiful communal gathering place with fireplace, bar and free wifi to the lush gardens surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains and the sound of the rio rushing by....all PERFECT. And the yoga studio has spoiled me for practicing anywhere else! The staff is...

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

Dear Mizfine, Thank you for coming to our place and a special thank you for taking the time to write such nice review. Regards from all of our family,

Santa Fe, NM
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We just brought 16 yogis and yoginis from Canada and the US for a week retreat. We have stayed at Rio Chirripo for many years and it gets better every year. Every time we come Frankie and Ori have made an improvement and created more beauty and serenity. Not that there ever needs much improvement as the place is magnificent;...

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Leavinghome11, What and awesome review!!! Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about us. We look forward to another beautiful yoga retreat. Namaste, ori and Frankie

Yucaipa, California
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The views are amazing. The rooms are comfortable. The Bathrooms are beautiful. Meditation in the yoga platform is a spiritual experience. But the food, is the star of this resort. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday for 7 days straight, was better each time. Fresh, grown local, and made with care and love. Frank and Ori are very attentive hosts and...

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear John, What a lovely review!!!! Thank you so much for joining Santosha and us in this beautiful retreat. Warmest regards to you

Broome, Australia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

What a fantastic place with a common, open-plan hacienda with wonderful food, fantastic people and an amazing vibe. As a family of four, we stayed in two rooms amongst the stunning gardens and used their pool and spa the whole time! We did yoga, sat by the fire, went bush walking and enjoyed drinks at the end of each day....

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Shillyd2011, I'm glad we were your favorite place throughout your stay. Thank you for your nice review. Pura Vida,

Reviewed 24 February 2016

We can only really confirm what everyone else here has already said, its just the most perfect relaxing place with some of the most hospitable owners and staff we've found in Costa Rica. Apologies to Ori and Frank for not writing our review sooner as they deserve much credit for the place they have created. Its not just for yoga...

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you so much, what a great review!!! It makes us really happy to hear such great comments. We hope to see you again in the future. Pura Vida, Ori and Frank

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2016

It's all been said in the other reviews. Beautiful surroundings, both the geography/vegetation, and the various tasteful, clean and comfortable buildings. Wonderful hosts. Tantalizing food. Overall cozy and refreshing feel, from logistical details to the soothing sounds of the river from anywhere on the property. Highly recommended.

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we try our best to give people a good experience. Regards, Ori and Frank

San Vito, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My husband and I decided a two-night getaway, a Christmas gift to ourselves, would take place at this absolutely beautiful retreat in the highlands of Costa Rica. The cabin accommodations were simple yet artfully designed for comfort. The balcony had a stunning view of forests as far as the eye could see. The restaurant and bar area are in a...

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Gail, It was real pleasure to have met you both. You were both really pleasant and awesome people to know. We look forward to a future visit as you live relatively close to us. Frank and Ori

Shuniah, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Hard to say where to begin! Ori and Frank( the owners) are the most gracious and hospitable people we've met! Always a happy, smiling face from the chefs, cooks to the kitchen help all so wonderful! Housekeeping looked after all of our needs and we never wanted for anything. The food surpassed all expectations! We could hardly wait for breakfast...

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RiochirripoLodge, General Manager at Rio Chirripo Retreat, responded to this review

Dear md Jewitt, Thank you for your great review. We really enjoyed you and your father and family, really special people!!! Sending you lots of Pura Vida. Ori and Frank

Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We had an unforgettable experience at Rio Chirripo and it was only for one night but a day and night I would never forget. Absolutely beautiful, the views, the town, and the company. I highly recommend and hope I have the opportunity to experience again. Very Welcoming, Oriana greeted us by our first name with a warm smile one step...

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

How nice to hear you had a good experience. Thank you for you awesome words. I'm smiling even more now at your kindness. I look forward to seeing you again.

Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This location is a real treat! It is in a Wonderful mountainous area, it's a Beautiful resort with pristine grounds and a rushing river, and The Atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. We highly recommend it!

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

I am happy that you found this place inviting and relaxing. Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to write a review.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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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: $132 - $158 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles getyourpwing, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“there are no Bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles howard611, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Nice cabins near the swimmingpool”
 of 5 bubbles Josje58, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cottage by the river”
 of 5 bubbles poekelou, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep in the river cabin if you don't want to hear gushing water. I like the sound.”
 of 5 bubbles joebagby1, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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