CHIRRIPO MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES
During your stay at Rio Chirripo, enjoy everything from yoga, to hiking, to visiting one of the most interesting National Parks in the country, the Ballena NationalÂ Park. Try our dolphin & whale boat adventure, feel the warm sand under your toesÂ and return to your mountain retreat for more adventures like a fun tour of the secretÂ gardens, swim in the hot springs and tasting tours of all kinds!
We have included the following activities and tours to your package
Daily yoga practice
Daily yoga in included for those joining aÂ yoga retreat. If you are not joining a specificÂ yoga retreat, we will offer you threeÂ complimentary classes during the week andÂ you can join more paid classes if youâ€™dÂ like! Rio Chirripo specializes in yoga retreatsÂ and small-group adventures.
Dolphin & Whale boat adventure + Visit of Ballena National Park
Enjoy a full day at the beach includingÂ our exciting dolphin & whale watchingÂ boat tour on the Pacific Ocean. This areaÂ is home to many species of dolphins thatÂ live here yearlong as well as groups ofÂ visiting humpback whales that come fromÂ the North and South poles to feed theirÂ young in the warm waters of the tropics.Â (Includes transportation, boat tour, entranceÂ fee to the Ballena National ParkÂ and leisure time at the beach. Lunch optional or complimentary packedÂ lunch available.)
Next are more optional tours that you can add to your mountain retreat
Cloudbridge Reserve and half day hike
Situated in a beautiful and remote cloudÂ forest, Cloudbridge is a twenty minuteÂ drive from the lodge and is a unique privateÂ nature reserve. Enjoy a guided hikeÂ in this lush primary forest where you canÂ spot a variety of birds and other wildlife.
Secret Gardens and visit of hot springs
Visit narrow winding trails through theÂ Secret Garden as you encounter a myriadÂ of native and non-native flowersÂ and plants. Next take a short drive upÂ the mountain to invigorating hot springsÂ fed by a natural source. Here you canÂ relax and unwind.
Chocolate tasting tour
Meet Tao, our very own chocolatier. TryÂ Costa Rican chocolates from 100% cacaoÂ to milk chocolates and try to guessÂ what other ingredients are used? It is aÂ fun activity to do, plus youâ€™ll get to eatÂ chocolate the whole time!
Tour a local familyâ€™s dairy operationÂ and learn the process of makingÂ cheese. Youâ€™ll enjoy tasting them all ofÂ course!
This tour will take you through the entireÂ process of an organic coffee productionÂ farm. It includes a typical lunchÂ and bilingual guide. Part of this tourÂ takes place in a coffee field so bringÂ your hat and sunscreen!
Bird watching tour in Cloudbridge Reserve
The Chirripo are is blessed with hundredsÂ of colourful birds. For those whoÂ enjoy bird watching, this are will surelyÂ meet your expectations.
Savegre River Rafting
If you are looking for adventure youÂ must raft the Savegre River, one of theÂ cleanest and most pristine rivers inÂ Costa Rica. We highly recommend AutenticoÂ Adventures, a family operatedÂ business with professionally certifiedÂ guides.
Please note that there are additional costs for all of the optional activities indicatedÂ above. At time of booking, we will advise you of these costs as they may vary dependingÂ on time of year, and in some cases, prices are based on group size and location ofÂ the activity.