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8 Days Chirripó Mountain Yoga Adventure in Costa Rica

  • The Chirripó National Park, Costa Rica

Overview

Customised Mountain Yoga Vacations

Chirriposa is specialized in yoga and wellness retreats for groups, families, and friends in Costa Rica. Experience the adventure of a lifetime, whilst partaking in a relaxing, rejuvenating, and restorative getaway, accompanied throughout your trip by your hosts, Angus and Tania, of Chirriposa.

Experience the healing energy of the Chirrip River and inspirational beauty of the Chirrip Mountain and National Park. Indulge in a daily routine of yoga and meditation with private instruction, as well as bodywork and spa services.

Enjoy healthy, inspiring vegetarian and vegan meals prepared by your own private chef, incorporating a wide selection of organic, locally sourced ingredients.

Highlights

  • Daily private yoga classes & meditation
  • Additional optional activities based on your interests
  • Breakfast, brunch, & dinner prepared by your own private chef
  • Free time for bodywork, spa treatments, and optional excursions
  • Domestic flight across the length of the country
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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We offer a range of high standard, comfortable and tasteful accommodations throughout your stay, that reflect and compliment the beautiful, natural surroundings and environment, which will be selected to suit all your needs. The majority of the accommodations are double occupancy and offer spacious living facilities as well as en-suite bathrooms.

We also offer single occupancy thatched roof tent platforms and more family style bungalow accommodations to suit all travellers. There are beautiful communal areas for group meals and relaxing, whether it be by the fireplace, in the hammock or by the pool.

'Kubla Khan' - Chirrip Mountain Retreat (max 4 guests)

Ideal for a family vacation or a small retreat with a close group of friends (4 adults max occupancy). Kubla Khan is a private residence where you can totally disconnect from the stress of the 'outside world'. An enclosed, gated property located right on the Chirrip River with beautiful grounds, tilapia pond, orchard and vegetable gardens. 5 minute walk to the very quiet village of 'Canaan' where you can buy some groceries, fresh milk and cheese and free-range chicken and eggs. Venture a little further up the road and find the trout farm and the organic chocolate factory.

The house is an open planned 'loft' style post and beam structure, nestled into the river-side surrounded by bamboo plants and jungle vegetation. Breathtaking views of the river below and dense jungle on the other side, where you can see monkeys swinging through the canopy.

Follow the trail through the garden and past the pond, down to the river where you can take a dip in the cool water and then lie out on the enormous hot boulders to warm up and take in the sun. You may even want to take a fishing rod down with you and try to catch yourself a trout or two for lunch.

The house has one master bedroom with king size bed, a second bedroom with a double bed, plus one pull out double mattress and a sofa bed. The kitchen is the focal point of the house with a sociable layout inviting guests to sit around the dining/prep table and watch the meals being prepared.

The bathroom has a sunken stone and river rock shower tub with an amazing view out the large glass window into the tropical orchid garden and waterfalls. The large open balcony is a great place to have morning coffee and watch the sun appear from behind the mountain peaks, or to spend the rainy afternoons and watch the clouds roll down the valley and across the rainforest creating an incredible, surreal backdrop that changes every second.

'Rio Chirrip' - Mountain Lodge and Yoga Retreat (min 4 guests)

Rio is a 'colonial' style hotel with stunning views of mountain peaks, rolling pastures, running rivers, winding valleys & virgin rainforest. The adobe structures with ceramic tiles are combined with bamboo frames & nestled amongst immaculately manicured flowerbeds & organic vegetable gardens.

This hotel has a full size heated swimming pool with sun deck and a hot tub that is ideal for stargazing in the cool evenings. The cozy, spacious rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the valley below.

The main Rancho has a large communal area with built in sofas, rocking chairs and an open fireplace for the cool nights. The kitchen is attached to the 'Rancho' with an open-air dining room that floods with sunlight in the morning for breakfast.

It has breathtaking views that change throughout the day, as the mist and the clouds appear from behind the mountain peaks, only to disappear again in the evening, to reveal clear skies and bright stars, possibly to the sound of coyotes in the distance.

The yoga studio, that is fully equipped with mats, blocks and straps, is an enclosed temple like structure with huge side windows, high vaulted ceiling and a fireplace to create the desired environment for your yoga practice.

The Chirripo National Park

The Chirripo Mountain is the highest peak in Costa Rica at 3800 meters (12,500 feet). It is located in the San Isidro valley and forms part of the Chirripo National Park. Our mountain retreats are situated below the park on the Chirripo and Talari rivers at an altitude of around 1500 meters (5000 feet) near the small village of Canan de Rivas.

Your private chef will prepare four vegetarian and vegan meals daily, using the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Fresh fruit juices, smoothies, iced teas are available throughout the day, as well as locally grown coffee and a selection of black, green and herbal teas.

An early breakfast offers house made granola and yoghurt, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee.

Brunch is one of our main meals of the day and can range from the typical Pinto con Huevos (eggs with rice and beans), handmade tortillas and Mexican style burritos to pancakes with pineapple chutney, fresh banana walnut bread and mango coconut muffins to a more traditional American bagel with scrambled eggs and oven baked tomatoes.

Lunch is light with a soup, fresh salads, rice and beans and home baked breads.

Dinner offers a 3 course meal that starts with the Chefs soup of the day followed by an eclectic range of international vegetarian and vegan dishes complimented by delicious home made puddings and desserts.

Botanical Gardens: Encounter numerous species of mountain flora whilst walking the beautiful private garden trails.

Canopy Tours: Glide through the jungle canopy from tree to tree harnessed onto a zip line and take in the rainforest from a higher perspective.

Hiking: As well as the countless trails and local hikes in the vicinity of the hotel, with a little prior organisation, we can arrange a guided climb to the summit of the Chirrip, the highest mountain peak in Costa Rica at almost 12,500ft. Stay overnight at the base camp and then make your way the following morning to the summit, before descending the same day and arriving back at the hotel in time for dinner.

Horseback Riding: Ride a western saddle across the pastures, down jungle trails and along the beach accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.

Hot Springs: Visit the local hot baths for a truly authentic Costa Rican experience.

Organic Chocolate Workshop: Make your very own organic chocolate bar from raw cacao beans, or just simply pass by the gift shop and purchase some goodies to take home with you.

River and Nature Hikes: Stroll into the virgin rainforest towards the source of the river, encountering a variety of the diverse fauna and flora native to the area, as well as bathing in the beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Chirriposa Retreats Limitada an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Kathleen Saso from Ottawa, Canada

    "The Chirriposa retreat was life changing. I re-connected with my adventurous soul and remembered who I was again. The divine food healed my body, the yoga and meditation my soul. Angus and Tania made us feel at home. They organized everything for us, so all you have to do is wake up and show up. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

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  • Review by Jessica Arthur from Ottawa, Canada

    "I had a magical two weeks with Chirriposa in Costa Rica, enjoying the beauty and spirit of the mountains and the beach. I feel so fortunate to have shared that time with such incredible people. I left Costa Rica feeling fuller in so many different ways. This will not be the last time. :)"

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  • Review by Yves Ballenegger from Switzerland

    "Thank you warmly for your amazing concept and organization. Everything exceeded my expectations, from the wonderful Rio Chirripo retreat and various activities in the mountains, to the sea side in the Osa, everything was just perfect and I got back relaxed and loaded with positive energy. A very special mention to Angus for the creative, healthy and simply spectacular cuisine."

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  • Review by Kenny Graham from Santa Cruz

    "What an amazing 10 day retreat with Chirriposa and all the people who showed up to do yoga, surf and feel alive. I am grateful for the time spent and for the dolphin which topped it all off."

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  • Review by Nikki Luria and Brad Whiteford

    "The Chirriposa team is the best! We had the pleasure of working side by side for many years at our yoga retreat center, Tierra de Milagros on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. They are the most responsible, caring, fun-loving, and creative people that you could ever hope to meet! They are five star folks, and we highly recommend that you treat yourselves to sharing the trip of a life time with them."

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  • Review by Schuyler Grant

    "Ive known and worked with Angus and Tania (Chirriposa) for almost 10 years. Tania has an appealingly eclectic background - from the European electronic music scene to a full fledged jungle local. They both have a deep knowledge and love of Costa Rica, as well as a general passion for life and impeccable taste. They will be your ultimate mountain / beach hosts, and I can guarantee that you will never feel like you are part of a tourist brigade (in fact they may have you passing as a local by day 5). I cant wait to step off the plane in San Jose and head for the hills (and then the waves) for my first Chirriposa escapade."

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  • Review by Lisa Mae Osborn

    "I have had the good fortune of working alongside Angus for the past 6 years as a yoga retreat presenter in Costa Rica, and he quite literally makes the retreat experience every time! His humor and good nature make all the retreat-goers feel at ease and welcome, and that doesnt even begin to describe the meals.The careful preparation, attention to quality ingredients, the wild beauty of the food he summons out of the jungles of Costa Rica - you literally feel like you are eating the environment! A full palette of flavors and colors, dishes from all the worlds great cuisines, beautiful presentation - this is the thing everyone always raves about at the end. He is always quick to make a joke from the kitchen, to walk someone through their specific food sensitivities with grace and kindness, and never fails to entertain and satisfy. Im grateful to have such a friend cooking for and entertaining our groups. Bravo!"

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  • Review by Kenny Graham from Santa Cruz

    "What an amazing 10 day retreat with Chirriposa and all the people who showed up to do yoga, surf, and feel alive. I am grateful for the time spent and for the dolphin which topped it all off."

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  • Review by Gloria Godfrey from Seattle

    "Thank you for the amazing ten days in Costa Rica - I left expecting a fun vacation and every single thing exceeded my expectations. Chirriposa provided the perfect blend of organized fun and relaxing downtime in magical settings to restore and rest my busy mind. This will not be my last trip to Costa Rica, and I hope not my last trip with Chirriposa. Tania and Angus are such warm and friendly people and I am very grateful that I got to take part in this wonderful experience."

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Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

Chirriposa specializes in organizing and hosting retreats, workshops and vacations for groups, individuals, families and friends in search of fun and adventure.

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This vacation is available from November to July, please select an arrival date below.

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