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Rio Chirripo Retreat

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san jose ,costa rica
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is in one of Costa Rica's most beautiful mountain valleys,just below the highest peak in the country. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and all have an incomparable view of the mountains. The atmosphere is at once peaceful and invigorating. As for the food:the breakfasts are generous and delicious,while the gourmet dinners are just that...gourmet quality. Ori and... More 

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

Dear PilarXavier, Thank you so much for your review. It means a lot to us because we happen to know you are great hosts yourselves. Oriana and I enjoyed our time with both you and Michelle. Rio Chirripo Lodge will always be there whenever you want to return. More 

Malaga, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in April in Rio Chirripo Lodge for 4 nights and we loved our stay. We stayed in the big Guanacaste Suite which has a beautiful view to the mountains and nature. It is big and very comfortable. We had our 1-year old daughter with us and she had plenty of space to move around. Ori provided a baby... More 

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

Dear Christina, Thank you so much for your beautiful review and thank you for choosing us for four days to enjoy your vacation. We really enjoyed having you Victor and lovely Emilia. Wishing you all the best and hoping our paths can connect again. Kindest regards, Ori More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

From the moment we arrived at Rio Chirripo Lodge, I knew that we were in a special place. It was the perfect place for our Yoga retreat, and I felt so welcome. Oriana and Frank have built an incredible place that you can call home during your stay, every detail of the resort has been artistically designed to please the... More 

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

Dear getyourpwing, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It's a pleasure to be able to host people like you. We try to do our best to create a comfortable atmosphere as well as put lots of love in the preparation of our meals and the details throughout the retreat. I'm glad you... More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

on our first day in Costa Rica we arrived here to a wonderful hideaway in the cool mountains of Costa Rica. Great accomidaton with all we needed right on site. Excellent food and staff was welcoming and friendly. Nearby to national parks and more. We were here in December 2014.

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

Dear howard611, Thanks for your kind review, we look forward to more satisfied guests like yourself. Kind regards from our family, More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Beautiful location in the mountains, nice and spacey rooms, with splendid views on the green surroundings. Owners are very friendly. And the cook can cook delicious! Good location for nature lovers and hikers. Also good place for relaxing, as they have a swimmingpool in beautiful garden. Also they can arrange yoga lessons.

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

Dear Josje58, Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind review I'm glad you had a good time here. Best regards to you More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite getaways in all of Costa Rica. The hotel offers an incredible environment to get away, relax, hike and reconnect . Situated on a beautiful river for swimming and with incredible mountain views it's like you stepped into paradise. The pool is heated and the jacuzzi after long hikes is perfect. The bedding, oh the... More 

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

Dear naturalRachel, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. It is truly awesome. I look forward to sharing more pizza nights with you and your family. Pura Vida, More 

Turks & Caicos Islands
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We stayed at this gem of property mid-December while traveling through Costa Rica. We were told about this place through friends and from the moment we arrived and were greeted by Frank we knew we had made the right choice. We stayed in cottage down by the river and it was pure magic. We truly felt we were in paradise... More 

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

Dear Scott and Mary Lou, Thank you for your kind words. Hiking Chirripo is a really incredible experience, I would definitely recommend it to people. I'm glad you got to experience that The hot tub is definitely a good thing after the hike. We can't wait to see you again in the future. Pura Vida, Frank and Ori More 

Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Highly recommend this place. Beth and I stayed for 3 nights and it was wonderful. Frank and Ori were great people. The food could not be better. Homemade with love and great variety of meals, fresh, healthy. Some of the food is grown on site. The fireplace was a great after meal place to hang. Walk down the hill a... More 

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

Dear joebagby1, Thank you also for writing this nice review. Yes the mountains are a great escape from the hot beaches, thank you for taking the time to come stay with us and I am glad Beth enjoyed her massage. I am glad you checked out the yoga space, we love yoga but the place is not just about yoga.... More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had the pleasure of two stays to Rio Chirripo Retreat and thoroughly enjoyed each experience. Upon entering the retreat grounds, there is a sense of peace and calmness that pervades.There are beautiful tropical gardens and walking trails throughout leading down to the pool and hot tub area then further below to the river which can be heard while drifting... More 

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

Dear Julie, You are such a jewel!!! It was such a pleasure to have met you. Thank you for your sweet review. I really look forward to seeing you again in the future. Frank and Ori More 

Belgium, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This review is long overdue (sorry Oriana). Maybe it's due to the long winter malaise (yes, it is still snowing in April), but memories of Rio Chirripo press lovingly into my mind. My wife and I stayed 5 nights in the River Cabin for our anniversary. The entire time we felt like we were at home. Frank and Oriana treated... More 

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

Dear TikkunOlam77, What a beautiful special review!!! I'm glad you still remembered us after all this time. Your description of this place is heart and mind felt. We are truly flattered. We will try to always stay awake and open to all the amazing people like you guys. Thank you, Ori and Frank More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > Chirripo National Park > San Gerardo
Price Range: $99 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Rio Chirripo Retreat Costa Rica/San Gerardo
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