Visit Chirripo

There's so much to explore in the Chirripo area

Come for Chocolate and stay for

the Magic of the Mountains 

Rio Chirripo Retreat

Mystical views of Mt. Chirripo Costa Rica, nestled in the wooded valley beside the fast flowing Chirripo River, Rio Chirripo Lodge and Yoga Retreat is a boutique hotel refuge from the pressures of a busy world, with 6 comfortable rooms and 4 deluxe suites. Explore the lush tropical grounds, experience a massage while immersed in nature and dine on delectable locally sourced healthy cuisine.


AirBnB Locations

Local Air BNB Listing for private accommodations in Canaan De Rivas, San Gerardo and surrounding areas. 


All About San Gerardo de Rivas

San Gerardo de Rivas is located 20 km east of San Isidro de General – the second largest city in San Jose Province – in south central Costa Rica. Though similar to many other coffee-producing communities at high elevations, San Gerardo de Rivas is unique in being the jumping-off point for hikers and nature lovers wishing to explore Mt Chirripo – the highest peak in Costa Rica, and the second highest in Central America. 


Cloudbridge Reserve

Cloudbridge is a private nature reserve that stretches from 1550m to 2600m (5085-8530 ft) in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. Since 2002, 255 hectares (630 acres) of cattle pasture or cultivated land with a further 28 hectares (70 acres) of primary forest has been purchased by the reserve. Since it’s beginning, Cloudbridge has been dedicated to the conservation and reforestation of the cloudforest.


Quesos Canaan Artisanal Cheeses

A small family business artisan cheeses and dairy products made at a sustainable agriculture farm



Casa Alegria & Butterfly Dome Gardens

The largest Dome butterfly garden in Central America. Fresh natural bakery, vegan gluten free, gelato, coffee, high speed internet. Relaxing atmosphere, guided tours science laboratory, gift shop local Art, yoga, music, dance classes.  


Monte Azul Artistan Botique Hotel

Located in the foothills of Mt. Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak, Monte Azul Center for the Arts is a residency program located on a private 100 acre (40 hectares) rainforest reserve, with more than a 1/4 mile (1,200 mts) of riverfront along the Río Chirripó Pacífico.

Batsu Gastropub

Canaan's local watering hole and restaurant feature live music most weekends.  


Camp Belly Dance offers the ultimate retreat. It is our highest excitement to provide guests with an experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit through movement and mindfulness. This intimate dance, yoga, and wellness gathering, located in the foothills of Mount Chirripo, Costa Rica's highest peak, provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal growth and environmental sustainability.

Finca Mia   

With a delightful mix of offerings and teachings, you will be sure to find a retreat that is beckoning you. Join a retreat or bring your group. 


We host while you retreat! Chirriposa specializes in organizing and hosting customized retreats, workshops and vacations, for groups, individuals, families and friends in search of fun and adventure in amazing locations

Chirripo National Park

This is one of Costa Rica’s wilder national parks, but relatively accessible by foot. Much of the rugged terrain has been protected from development and exploitation by its inaccessibility. Besides the challenge of climbing Costa Rica’s highest peak (Cerro Chirripó) there are miles of trails that wind through more ecological zones than you will find in most entire countries.


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