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Nestled among wooded hills besides the fast flowing Chirripo river, the Rio Chirripo Lodge is a refuge from the pressures of a busy world, and a place to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Throughout its grounds the vivid hues of abundant tropical flowers and shrubs beguile the eye and enchant the spirit.


Below the main buildings a tree-lined path leads down to the pool area, a free form riverside pool and hot tub, a sumptuous hideaway overlooking the Chirripo's tumbling waters.


The focal point of life at the Lodge is the Rancho, a unique architectural mix of rustic tropical Santa Fe with hints of Mexico, the Mediterranean and Bali. Its open spaces have been designed to bring the outside in. Here you can take in the fresh mountain air as you eat healthy meals of local produce while hummingbirds explore the nearby trees and bushes. At day's end, in the still of the dark, you can relax by a fragrant wood fire in the Rancho's high-roofed hall.


Uphill from the Rancho is the Lodge's Yoga Room whose windows offer a magnificent view of tropical forest and lush green hillside and where you can practice yoga in a most serene environment.


A few minutes drive away is the village of San Gerardo de Rivas, base camp for hikers and climbers who have their sights set on the peak of Mt. Chirripo, the highest mountain in Costa Rica. It is also gateway to the cloud forest, with its waterfalls and hot springs, its breath-taking range of birdlife, butterflies and orchids.


The name Chirripo is an indigenous word for "land of eternal waters". Rio Chirripo Lodge is a place where you can get a sense of the eternal, a place for winding down, a place to re-charge batteries, to take delight in spectacular natural surroundings, and a place where the friendliest of welcomes awaits you.


Rio Chirripo offers eight simple rooms each with a single and a double bed with a balcony overlooking across the river valley to a panorama of forest and mountain greenery, a suite with its own little kitchen and two queen size beds, a rustic, camp-style cabin, with three twin beds and a little cozy river cabin with a double bed..

Rio Chirripo Retreat offers free wi-fi in the common area.


RATES 2013 - 2014

Description Single Double
Balcony Standard Room $95.00 $95.00
Casita $147.00 $147.00
River Cabin $137.00 $137.00


  • Rates include local taxes (13%), and 3 meals.
  • Children up to 5 years old free of charge.
  • Children from 5 up to 13 years old $5. A third person pays extra $10.
  • Rio Chirripo is a non-smoking facility.
  • Rates are subject to change without previous notice.
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