The Casita is also known as Casa Cafe. It is located at Rio Chirripo Lodge. This room is our most popular room for longer term guests or those who need more space than our standard rooms afford. The Casita has a balcony overlooking the beautiful scenery, private bathroom with high quality biodegradable Costa Rican made soaps and 100% cotton sheets and towels and mini kitchen.This apartment is ideal for families or people who would like to stay for longer periods of time, ask us for special rates if want to stay for more that 4 days. Rental of the Casita includes breakfast and use of all the facilities at Rio Chirripo Lodge.
When booking this room you will have access to the trails to the river, the pool and hot tub, the yoga deck and yoga classes at $12 per person, 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 mosquitoes 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.
Every inch of the retreat is beautifully designed and clean and welcoming. It is a perfect destination for a family or a couple or a large group. Our room was so spacious and we are five people! We have three kids and wanted to show them some pristine rainforest before it is all gone. chirrupo has so much - that is not commercialized at all! We could hike for an entire day and not see another human (with a local guide). We did yoga most mornings in the stunning yoga room at the retreat which just opens you right up. The included breakfast is delicious and homemade and infinite. The pool and hot tub and surrounding hammocks was perfect each night before dinner on site. Dinners were three courses and so delicious from around the world. During the day we toured the cheese factory where we milked cows and saw rural Costa Rican life up close. We toured the forests in various ways all set up by Oriana. They are so fast to respond to emails and were available all day for us to set and reset every tour and excursion we wanted to try. The retreat also came up on our GPS from San Jose which made it soooo easy to get to what feels like th middle of nowhere. Nightly fires felt like you were camping but... It's so beyond camping. We have been to three places in CR and rio chirripo is our favorite because of the resort. The peaceful zen vibe immediately opens you up to take in the local flavor. The cleanliness and amazing food keeps you going. Five stars from a couple that has travelled the whole world.
Diane, We miss you too, I guess you know that your kids are everybody's favorite people here at Rio. Thank you for the kind review, when you work hard and someone says you got it right it makes all your work feel worth while. Your review describes the experience we were hoping to give our guests, I'm glad you felt it. I'm pleased to know you enjoyed Rio Chirripo Lodge, we certainly enjoyed you and your family.
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