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Rio Chirripo Retreat

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 April 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

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 April 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...

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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,

Turks & Caicos Islands
Reviewed 14 April 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...

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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

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 14 April 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...

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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....

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 11 April 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...

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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

Belgium, Wisconsin
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...

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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

Brooklyn, New York
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,

Lake Fork, Idaho
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...

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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.

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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,

Winnipeg, Canada
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,

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“There seemed to be a wide selection of choices which was nice. We chose a smaller one because we didn't plan to cook.”
ferglaw, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
getyourpwing, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“there are no Bad rooms”
howard611, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Nice cabins near the swimmingpool”
Josje58, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cottage by the river”
poekelou, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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