Rio Chirripo Lodge & Retreat

Visit Rio Chirripo Lodge for unique, and delicious cuisine during your visit to the mountains of Costa Rica.

All of our dishes consist of fresh, local, and organic ingredients arranged into delectable healthy meals. Rio Chirripo Lodge is also proud to serve greens and herbs grown on-site in our very own greenhouse and gardens. Each day, our kitchen team creates a new menu for lunch and dinner, based on our best available ingredient options for that day, which ensures the freshest and most delicious possible entrees as well as creating a large variety to what we serve throughout a week. Our menus can be fully vegetarian or include local chicken or fish, per request.


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Wake up the mountains to the sound of the Chirripo River and find your way to our bountiful breakfast buffet. This amazing feast in included for all lodge and retreat guests. Inclusive of tropical fruits, homemade granola, freshly baked breads, and jams. As well as locally-produced cheeses, yogurt, and cooked to order eggs this breakfast with the classic Costa Rican beans & rice dish- Gallo Pinto.

The breakfast buffet is included in all of our room rates, so take advantage of all the yummy options! Try everything and find your favorites. If you are choosing to leave the lodge to hike or explore the mountains early in the morning, we can arrange an early breakfast to fuel your hike. Just let our staff know about your plans!


For lunch, we offer light vegetarian fare for groups of five or more people. It is the perfect opportunity to re-fuel pre or post-excursion or take a midday meal in our stunning location nestled in the mountains.

Please give our chef 24 hours notice if you want a group lunch.


Dinner consists of a four-course meal designed around your specific desires and as always, our freshest, local ingredients. Your Rio Chirripo dinner includes fresh baked bread, soup & salad, vegetables and your choice of fish, chicken or vegetarian entree. Our menu is always sure to satisfy your taste buds, and save some room, our dinner also comes with a decadent homemade dessert!

Some of our dinner offerings:


Menu: Selección de vegetales locales

First Entree

Local Yogurt truffles covered in blueberries

Second entree

Pejibaye and heart of palm ceviche

Main Dish

Cauliflower fillet with beet hummus and watercress salad

Menu: Cosecha de la tierra

First Entree

Purple sweet potato in blackened garlic sauce and local Swiss cheese.

Second Entree

Pea gazpacho.

Main dish

Heart of palm rice, squash cream garden greens flowers and heart of palm chips.

Restaurant hours are:

Breakfast: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Lunch: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Dinner: Begins at 7:00 PM


Want to host a special dinner-lunch-brunch-event?

Rio Chirripo offers a beautiful dining area surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, including beautiful river and wildlife sounds. The open-air lobby area includes a delightful fireplace, comfortable sofas, stylish tables and chairs, and a modern stylish bar area that serves signature cocktails, craft beer, wine, coffee, kombucha, and other specialty drinks.


At Rio Chirripo, we offer gourmet-style meals made of local and organic cuisine and would love to help you plan a breakfast, lunch, or dinner event for your celebration.


Please note that reservations are required for lunch or dinner at least 24 hours in advance.


If you want to do a reservation, just contact us or give us a call

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