Kinkara Luxury Retreat

san jose, costa rica

From $190/night
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From $190/night
  • concierge
  • electricity - solar/wind powered
  • event space
  • shuttle service
  • bird watching
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • meditation
  • nature walks
  • yoga
  • Breakfast included
  • On-site restaurant/bar
  • Check-in

    3:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    13%, not included

  • Gift Cards

    Not offered by this property

  • Included in the Rates

    Breakfast, The Mandala Garden and Regenerative Design Tour

  • Gratuity

    Not required, but appreciated

  • Other Fees

    None

  • Parking

    Complimentary

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Strong, common areas only

  • Minimum Age for Children

    11

  • Additional Guests

    None

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    Flashlight

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    All cancelled reservations received 30 days or more prior to arrival during Green Season, 60 days or more prior to arrival in High Season, and 90 days or more prior to arrival in Holiday Season are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty.

    Reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival in Green Season, less than 60 days prior to arrival in High Season, less than 90 days prior to arrival in Holiday Season, and no shows are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty. 

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

How Do I Get There?

Getting to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

Kinkara Luxury Retreat is located in the breezy foothills of Costa Rica's Talamanca mountain range, with an elevation of 3,000ft (915m) above sea level. The property is conveniently located 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, the largest city in Costa Rica's southern zone, and positioned just southwest of Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica's highest mountain.

Reaching Kinkara Luxury Retreat is easy. There are 3 ways to get to the property, each of which is detailed below. 

Fly to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

Kinkara Luxury Retreat can be reached by a 35-minute commercial flight from San José to San Isidro Airfield, followed by a short ground transfer to the property (additional fee applies). Flights are carbon-neutral and operated by Sansa Airlines twice a day, four days a week. Flight schedules can be found on the airline website.


Alternatively, you can take a private charter flight directly to or from the on-property airstrip from one of Costa Rica's international airports - Juan Santamaria Airport (35 mins) or Liberia International Airport (1 hour). You will be greeted with a refreshing beverage and a cool towel.

Arrange a private Driver

The property can arrange a private shuttle service for you (additional fee applies). They will meet you at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Liberia International Airport (LIR), or from anywhere else in Costa Rica and bring you directly to the retreat. You'll travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with complimentary snacks and water, and your driver will be happy to make stops along the way for bathroom breaks and photo opportunities.

Drive to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

If you wish to arrive at your own pace, you may rent a car and will be provided with detailed driving instructions to reach Kinkara Luxury Retreat. From San José the drive is approximately 4.5 hours and highways are safe, scenic and well-maintained. 

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Kinkara: where Immersive Nature-Inspired Adventures Begin! Conveniently located just 20 minutes east of San Isidro de El General – the largest city 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. Tucked away in the lush foothills of Mt. Chirripó, the country’s tallest peak, Kinkara reflects the earthy experience of mountain and farm life while simultaneously offering a restorative atmosphere through  contemporary design and curated amenities. Comprising 31 plush Lotus Belle tents, Kinkara offers its guests unmatched quality time with nature through immersive signature  experiences, and a path to renewal while they reconnect with the joys of discovery. 

Permaculture is a guiding principle at Kinkara Luxury Retreat. From agriculture to architecture, they've learnt from nature's complex systems and used her wisdom to develop ways to sustain operations and environment. Learn about the inspiring philosophies on the Permaculture Tour through the Mandala Garden and farm.

Glamping Types

  • Tents

Great For

  • corporate / events
  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • large groups
  • romantic
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Setting

  • eco-lodging
  • luxury
  • mountain

Total Accommodations

  • 31

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • per double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open Year-round

high season: December - April

green season: May - November 

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Accommodations

  • Deluxe Lotus Belle Tent

    From $320/night
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    03
  • Signature Lotus Belle Tent One Double Bed

    From $190
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    03
  • Signature Lotus Belle Tent Two Twin Beds

    From $190
    01
    03
  • Amenities
    • concierge
    • electricity - solar/wind powered
    • event space
    • shuttle service
  • Experiences
    • bird watching
    • hiking
    • horseback riding
    • meditation
    • nature walks
    • yoga
  • Dining Options
    • Breakfast included
    • On-site restaurant/bar
  • Policies
    • Check-in

      3:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      13%, not included

    • Gift Cards

      Not offered by this property

    • Included in the Rates

      Breakfast, The Mandala Garden and Regenerative Design Tour

    • Gratuity

      Not required, but appreciated

    • Other Fees

      None

    • Parking

      Complimentary

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Strong, common areas only

    • Minimum Age for Children

      11

    • Additional Guests

      None

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      Flashlight

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      All cancelled reservations received 30 days or more prior to arrival during Green Season, 60 days or more prior to arrival in High Season, and 90 days or more prior to arrival in Holiday Season are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty.

      Reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival in Green Season, less than 60 days prior to arrival in High Season, less than 90 days prior to arrival in Holiday Season, and no shows are subject to a 100% cancellation penalty. 

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Getting to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

    Kinkara Luxury Retreat is located in the breezy foothills of Costa Rica's Talamanca mountain range, with an elevation of 3,000ft (915m) above sea level. The property is conveniently located 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, the largest city in Costa Rica's southern zone, and positioned just southwest of Cerro Chirripó, Costa Rica's highest mountain.

    Reaching Kinkara Luxury Retreat is easy. There are 3 ways to get to the property, each of which is detailed below. 

    Fly to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

    Kinkara Luxury Retreat can be reached by a 35-minute commercial flight from San José to San Isidro Airfield, followed by a short ground transfer to the property (additional fee applies). Flights are carbon-neutral and operated by Sansa Airlines twice a day, four days a week. Flight schedules can be found on the airline website.


    Alternatively, you can take a private charter flight directly to or from the on-property airstrip from one of Costa Rica's international airports - Juan Santamaria Airport (35 mins) or Liberia International Airport (1 hour). You will be greeted with a refreshing beverage and a cool towel.

    Arrange a private Driver

    The property can arrange a private shuttle service for you (additional fee applies). They will meet you at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO), Liberia International Airport (LIR), or from anywhere else in Costa Rica and bring you directly to the retreat. You'll travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with complimentary snacks and water, and your driver will be happy to make stops along the way for bathroom breaks and photo opportunities.

    Drive to Kinkara Luxury Retreat

    If you wish to arrive at your own pace, you may rent a car and will be provided with detailed driving instructions to reach Kinkara Luxury Retreat. From San José the drive is approximately 4.5 hours and highways are safe, scenic and well-maintained. 

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Experience throughout the year

    High Season – December to April: Glorious, sunny and typically rain-free days ranging from 75-95 degrees (F), perfect for guests wanting to trade their winter parkas for a pair of shorts. Rates begin at 240.00.

    Green Season – May to November: Days tend to bring a few hours of rain, most often in the afternoon and at night. The rains are “warm” and often come and go quickly. In most cases they will not influence activities or tours. A good time to visit for guests who seek lower international airfares, discounted room rates and more comfortable heat. Rates begin at 190.00.

  • Booking Special 2019

    Stay longer and experience more with a complimentary night at Kinkara Luxury Retreat. Book 3 nights through November 20th and enjoy a 4th night free.

    Offer does not apply to existing reservations This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or dates that already reflect a reduced room rate

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