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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 16 January 2016

we have been there for a couple of days ! I wish we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed the place so much. All was wonderfull. The house with a amazing few,was super cosy , the nature around beautiful. Lovely people, super good food. I really would have stayed longer. I must come back. Thank you Frank and Oriana for...

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

Thank you for such positive comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit when you will stay longer.

Qualicum Beach, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Perched above rapids, offering splendid valley, mountain & forest views, gorgeous design, lovely dining, great staff. Loved the pool, hot tub and massage too. Will come back again on next visit to Rivas.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words Tom. We enjoyed your visit, thanks for coming. I'm glad you enjoyed our little paradise. We have the intention of coming to Canada and seeing your corner of the world someday.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I don't have words for how wonderful this place is, as well as the couple that runs it. It's quiet, relaxing, and beautiful down to every detail. The food is supper fresh, healthy and amazingly tasty! I didn't have time to get in the pool or hike down by the river, but I will definitely be going back another weekend...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, it is always a real pleasure to cater to people like you. We look forward to seeing you another time.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I am a yoga retreat leader. I took a group of 10 people to Rio Chirripo Lodge. The place exhales beauty everywhere you look. The blue mountains surround the hotel. The rooms are very cozy, perfect temperature, perfect bedding for a good night sleep. The yoga room has a wonderful view to the mountains and has all the props you...

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

Eugenia, thank you so much. To me it seems that Rio Chirripo is always at it's most beautiful when groups like yours are enjoying and appreciating it. Thank you for coming. Frank

Reviewed 1 December 2015

Rio Chirripo Retreat is a hidden gem, conveniently located close to Chirripo National Park. Any vehicles have no problem to get there. We were fortunate to stay in a huge and beautiful suite without extra cost since the owners, Frank and Oriana gave us a giant upgrade. They were very friendly during our entire stay and our 6-year-old son made...

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

Dear Sabrina, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, thank you for your kind review. I look forward to seeing you guys again in the future.

Atenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Not only did I photograph 8 new bird species for me, some from the balcony of my room! But I rested well and ate some of the best healthy food I have eaten anywhere! It would be worth a stay just to eat her great food, all fresh, natural, and homemade! I also recommend for nature lovers a hike in...

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

Awesome Charlie!! Thank you for your sweet comments. It was great meeting you. I'm glad you got to add more birds to your list. You know where we are now so come anytime.

Nederland, Texas
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We made our reservations not knowing anything about this place. It was the most serendipitous decision I've ever made. I'm a mostly critical and analytical individual (although I try not to be). At my hardest look I could find nothing negative to say about this awesome place. I found Rio Chirippo to be accommodating beyond even demanding expectations. This place...

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

Dear Grace, What an awesome review!!! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you got to enjoy this place. We will keep trying to improving it for the enjoyment of all the amazing people like you who want to visit us. Greetings from the whole family at Rio Chirripo Lodge,

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Many details reveal the great love with which the hosts take care of the place and the clients. We loved everything; the food, the gardens, the room, the river, the setting and the town. This place is a very special jewel and we are looking forward to go back.

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

I'm glad you guys had a good time here with us. Thank you for your nice comments and for noticing our efforts to make the place a more comfortable space. We want to keep creating the perfect second temporary home for special people like you guys. We look forward to seeing you guys in the future. Sweet greetings from me,...

Reviewed 3 September 2015

My boyfriend and I participated in a trail running activity on slopes of Chirripó (and it was also my birthday!) and decided to book on Rio Chirripó. We made the right choice! The place is just perfect, incredibly neat and relaxing. Oriana was the sweetest thing ever. She was super welcoming, she even baked me a birthday cake!!!! They also...

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

You guys are awesome!!! we loved meeting you both and hope to see you in the near future. This is what our place is all about, about meeting new friends and people that carry their sweet selves wherever they go. The birthday cake was very simple since I am not the best baker but it was made with the best...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2015

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...

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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.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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  • Spa
  • 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: $133 - $168 (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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