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Rio Chirripo Retreat

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50 meters north of the cemetary, San Gerardo, Chirripo National Park 11904, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about the Rio Chirripo Retreat exceeded our expectations. We visited the area in order to climb Cerro Chirripo, Costa Rica's highest mountain, with our two children, who are 12 and 10. Our room was huge and airy with wonderful views. The food was delicious and locally-sourced and delicately presented. The pool and hot-tub, with the Rio Chirripo tumbling over... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice review. We try to be the place and the hosts we'd like to find when we travel. I'm glad that our efforts translated into a positive expierience for you and your family. More 

Atenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wholeheartedly recommend spending time at the Rio Chirripo Retreat for the tranquil and beautiful setting, the warm hospitality, and wonderful food. We live in country so have tried many hotels throughout Costa Rica and this ranks as one of our favorites. What we liked: Easy to get to and convenient to the highway yet far enough away to lose... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind words we enjoyed meeting you guys very much. Hope you can come visit us again in the future. Kind regards from all of us, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to swing by Rio Chirripo Retreat & was amazed by the facility & the overall family vibe. The owners Frank & Orana (sorry if I misspelled) were superb hosts & I even got to meet the hotel mascot - Max ! I unfortunately was not able to take any yoga classes but its obvious they would be a... More 

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

It was a was great to get to meet you guys. Hope you swing by again in the future. Regards from Ori, Frank and Max More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is no way you can think of a better and more relaxing place to be than this hotel. Oriana and Frank are among the nicest people we have ever met. We climbed Cerro Cirripo with our kids. The night before and the night after we spent in this beautifully located retreat. What a luxury! We have travelled a lot,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, we enjoyed having you stay with us. We are honored to be part of your family's vacation memories. Wishing you guys all the best, Frank and Ori More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

best place in costa rica by far. we stayed here after climbing the mountain chirripo. the garden, the mountainviews, the river, the local soap in the bathrooms, the hot tub by the pool while it was raining...everything was amazing. do not miss breakfast and dinner.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I just can't find all the superlatives to describe this stunningly beautiful retreat centre. It was already a treat to share this yoga experience with some family members and to meet lovely new people, but things just kept getting better. There's a palpable feeling of serenity, not only because of the mountains that cradled us, but also because of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We spent a week at Rio Chirripo Retreat with about 20 others on a yoga retreat. The setting is quite magnificent with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and forests. The weather was quite lovely (much drier than the weather at the beach towns on the west coast). The main building is really beautiful, a tranquil, inviting place for relaxing,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Highly recommended place for a getaway with gracious, generous hosts, gorgeous settling, lush vegetation, beautiful gardens, delicious organic food. Can't speak to the "value" question because price for accommodation included yoga. Nice pool area with hammocks in shade. Plan to go to bed early and get up early to the sounds of the rushing river and bird song. Approximately 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The "rancho" was so inviting and beautiful down to the last detail.the owners Frank and Ori are available and so welcoming.i have been to four lodges in Costa Rica and none compare:mountains, rushing river,birds , flowers, lush forests and gardens,pool,hot tub,decks,hammocks....... Kasy from Florida US

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Everything was perfect! A beautiful setting, stunning property, wonderful hosts, fantastic food. The temperature cooled down at night so we could comfortably sleep with the windows open listening to the river and sounds of the night. The grounds and flowers were stunning.All of the buildings were wonderfully designed. They had a wood burning pizza oven and Ori looked so happy... More 

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