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Where Immersive Adventures Begin

Tucked away at the foot of Mt. Chirripó in Costa Rica's biodiverse Southern Zone, Kinkara is an experiential luxury retreat perfect for one-of-a-kind activities, personal relaxation and collective group experiences.
 
Whether jungle bathing at the waterfall, savoring exquisite earth-to-plate cuisine or developing your yoga practice, at Kinkara Luxury Retreat we promise moments of self-discovery, a path to renewed ideas and unmatched quality time with nature.

The New Path is an Ancient One

A natural sanctuary and luxury resort in Costa Rica, we draw on nature's wisdom and ancient knowledge to offer you an uplifting stay. Immerse yourself in our realm, embracing signature experiences, daily activities, nature-inspired adventures and plush, playful accommodations, all crafted to help you reconnect with the joys of discovery - of self and surroundings.
A Place of Wonders
Tucked into the heart of Costa Rica's bio-diverse Southern Zone, 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, our retreat is close to the country's most inspiring adventures, national parks, hiking trails, waterfalls, rainforests, and beaches.
Immersive Experiences
From scenic river hikes and mountain biking adventures to temazcal sweat ceremonies and yoga classes, discover our guided activities at Kinkara Luxury Retreat and beyond.
Itineraries
Inspire Your Stay
Designed around our signature immersive experiences, our customizable itineraries blend the best of Kinkara Luxury Retreat with the natural wonders and jaw-dropping beauty of Costa Rica's Southern Zone.
Guest Reviews
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    Above and Beyond
    "Kinkara Luxury Retreat is magical. From the attentive staff to the on-site grown and prepared food, the beautiful architecture to the decor and lighting. I would move in to my tent if I could. A highly recommended experience."
    - Azuraye, May 2019
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    Paradise in the heart of Costa Rica
    "I stayed at Kinkara Luxury Retreat for one week. I highly recommend Kinkara Luxury Retreat for the incredible land that it is on, where they have developed a sustainable ecosystem that grows all the food that is deliciously prepared by the amazing chef and staff. It is a true back-to-nature, back-to-self experience with lush gardens, a river, horses, birds. The Kinkara Luxury Retreat staff was so kind and attentive and the service was excellent. I hope to return someday soon."
    - Matt, April 2019
  • World-Class Eco Luxe Glamping For Total Peace of Mind
    World-Class Eco Luxe Glamping For Total Peace of Mind
    "Highly recommended for a corporate retreat or family reunion! We now have booked and completed two executive retreats at Kinkara Luxury Retreat. Both times we brought 44 top executives and entrepreneurs, all of whom were completely blown away by the experience that we created in partnership with their amazing team (whose talent is on par with some of my favorite luxury resorts in the world). If you are ready to 'simply be' fully supported in every way (stress-free) and completely immerse yourself in a nature, then look no further than Kinkara Luxury Retreat. You will get to experience living on the land at one with Mother earth with farm-to-table meals, wake to every sunrises, timeless sunsets, star gazing, exploring 800 acres of private land on horseback, putting your feed in ponds with lotus flowers, yoga, and so much more. Oh, how I already miss my time there and look forward to our return in a few months. A night of rest there is the equivalent of three back home. Sweet dreams!"
    - Barry, April 2019
  • Amazing food, amazing staff, incredible experience
    Amazing food, amazing staff, incredible experience
    "I came to Kinkara Luxury Retreat for a retreat and LOVED every moment of it. Let's start with the staff. They are professional, caring, senses of humor and took exceptional care of us. Then, let's focus on the food which was off the charts. I admit I gained a few pounds because their all their food was delicious. Then, let's chat about the absolute beauty of the location. The mandela garden, the yoga space were breath-taking. Finally, the glamping was enjoyable, the tents comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend the location."
    - Robert, April 2019
  • Absolutely Magical Stay and Unbelievable Food!!
    Absolutely Magical Stay and Unbelievable Food!!
    "This was my second stay at Kinkara Luxury Retreat and I really can't recommend it high enough. The land is beautiful with amazing energy, the staff is so loving and attentive, and the food is beyond words. If you are looking for a magical stay in the mountains of Costa Rica, don't think twice, just book!"
    - Brandon, April 2019
  • Amazing 1st Costa Rican Experience
    Amazing 1st Costa Rican Experience
    "I've never arrived directly on property by plane!! The arrival experience of this place is something we will never forget!! The food and the landscape along with the service and friendly staff made me feel right at home!! Seeing the Chef pick herbs from the garden for our dinner, to the yoga and waterfall hikes makes this a place to truly escape to! We can't wait to return."
    - Patrick, August 2018