Rio Chirripo Retreat and Lodge in Costa Rica is one of the best-loved yoga 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 11 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.
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.
When booking you will have access to the entire property that has trails to the river, pool and hot tub, yoga deck, common area with fireplace and comfortable couches and the spa.
Interaction with Guests
We try to make our guests feel at home and provide a family type atmosphere.
We live in a remote peaceful area where you can find beautiful hikes with great birdwatching, rivers, ancient trees, beautiful sunny mornings and small campesino villages.
Chirripo, the tallest mountain in Costa Rica is in our area.
Some of the most fun things to do around are hiking, birdwatching, getting massages and doing yoga, visiting chocolate, coffee and dairy farms, paragliding and horseback riding amongst other. You can also visit beaches 1.5 hours away from us.
Bus Schedule to our place from Monday through Saturday:
Leaving our town (San Gerardo):
5:15 am / 7:00 am/ 10:00 am/ 1:00 pm/4:00 pm/ 6:45 pm
Leaving the city (San Isidro):
5:45 am/ 8:30 am/ 11:30 am / 2:30 pm/ 5:30 pm/8:00 pm
Leaving our town (San Gerardo):
7 :00 am/ 11:30 am/ 4:00 pm
Leaving San Isidro:
9:30 am/ 2:00 pm/6:00 pm
Taxi is another way to get to our area. It costs about $140 from the airport to here. Let us know and we will arrange it for you.
Other Things to Note
What to bring:
•Comfortable shoes for hiking: There are lots of trails to explore in the mountains.
•Insect repellent: we live in the jungle and therefore we have mosquitos around, especially in the rainy season.
•Comfortable clothes for the afternoons since the temperature can drop to approximately 20C.
-CHECK IN is from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and the CHECK OUT is at 12:00 pm. Please let us know if your arrival will be past 6:00 pm since at that time we close the gate.
-It is prohibited to smoke in our property we hope you understand.
-Kids: We love kids but please understand that we are trying to provide a space for people to relax and have peace, therefore please be conscious of the other guest’s comfort and, if necessary, remind your kids to respect the peace
I'm in love! The views, the surroundings, the attention to detail, the zen atmosphere, the food, the hosts, the yoga class, the air, the river, the overall experience was a gift. Oriana and Frank are smooth, laid back and yet committed to providing you with a wonderful stay. We asked about dinner in the area and they proposed they provide a meal for us - yum!!! A cornucopia of homemade delights. The breakfast, included with the price of the room, was another hit. They seem to be where they are supposed to be, and you are welcomed into that beat with them with ease. In my experience, "hippy" places can be grungy and brick-a brack. This place has that "hippy" feel, but is clean and thoughtfully done in all the right places. The rooms are clean and decorated with care. We did not swim in the pool because of the climate but it was clean and inviting, and we did enjoy a nice, star filled soak in the hot tub. Lovely! Thanks Frank and Oriana!
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