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Belgium, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 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 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I went to a yoga retreat at Rio Chirripo and didn't want to leave. The setting is breathtaking and Frank, Orianna and their family are all so incredibly kind and welcoming. Also, the food is all organic and super delicious!!! Would highly recommend it for a magical getaway.

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

Dear Jenruff, Thank you so much for your nice comment. The yoga group was great. Thank you for attending. Best of luck for you. Pura Vida, More 

Lake Fork, Idaho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This is nuts: I'm a storyteller, at a loss for words. Every glowing review written about this retreat, about Oriana and Frank, the surrounding sights-smells-sounds and beauty of this exquisite place, are true - and then some. There are incredible places (and the people who inhabit them) that capture the essence of Pura Vida, or Aloha, or whatever term one... More 

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

John, we enjoyed meeting you and having some quality time. Thank you for your glowing review and for being you. Pura Vida. More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Resort, family run, wonderful fresh food, friendly staff, comfortable accommodation, great amenities. Rio Chirripo is the perfect place to unwind, rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the wonderful pleasures nature has provided. I would highly recommend this resort for a vacation.

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

Dear Fabian and Cathy, You guys were wonderful. Thank you for your visit you guys are delightful. Wishing you all the best. Ori and Frankie, More 

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Friendly and lovely staff, the space and setting were ideal for a yoga retreat, the rooms were clean, food was fresh, and the surroundings scenic. Thank you Ori, Frank, and family/staff. I would highly recommend.

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

Dear JAB030, Thank you for your nice review. Thank you for recommending us. Regards from all of us, More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This place is magic. Set right above a rushing river, the grounds, the rooms, the facilities, the staff, the food are all the perfect mixture of charm, family, and luxury. Our cabin directly above the river delivered some of the most serene nights of my life, and the location cools enough to let you escape from the Costa Rican heat.... More 

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

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your nice comment, I'm glad you guys had a special time here. Definitely the River Cabin is a good place for peaceful nights. Thank you for your lovely visit and we wish to see you again in the future. Pura Vida, Ori and Frank More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

My husband and I recently had the good fortune to stay at Rio Chirripó Retreat for 3 nights with our visiting college-age daughter. Ori and Frank have combined their talents to create a beautiful, amazing place to relax and unwind. The food is fresh, local, and absolutely fantastic! Breakfast is included and is so delicious. The dinners are optional but... More 

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

Dear Andrea, Charlie and Ellie, What a pleasure to have met you guys!!! We feel very lucky to have visitors like you guys come to our place. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. We are very much looking forward to your next visit in April. Party!!! Big hug to all of you, More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We wanted a place to relax after spending two weeks exploring Costa Rica, we stayed two nights, and I only wish we would have stayed longer. The entire property is immaculately cared for, with lots of trails near the river and places to explore. The rooms are clean, with great beds, tasteful and beautiful decor. The pool and hot tub... More 

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

Dear thecamv, Thank you for your nice review, you guys were great guests. I am glad you had a nice with us. I look forward to your return. Pura Vida, More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

If you are hosting a retreat or wish to attend one, THIS is the place! The property is gorgeous, your hosts make for a worry free time and the staff will feed you the most amazing food! Yoga classes are held with a view, and the pool and hot tub are the perfect place to wind down after a hike... More 

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

Dear BodyWell, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Namaste, Ori and Frankie More 

Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I attended a yoga retreat in February. Rio Chirripo Lodge was beyond my expectations in every way. My cabin was simple, comfortable with space, quality bedding and had a great bathroom with hot shower. I awoke to spectacular views of the lush mountains with many different birds from the balcony. Over the whole property you can hear the wonderful, soothing... More 

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

Dear Amanda, What a pleasure to have met you. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay here, we look forward to seeing you again in the future and share more special moments with us. Warm regards from all of us, More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $134 - $161 (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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