February 5-12 2022
Blend a spa-like atmosphere with lush mountainside views as well as the sound of soothing river waves and you've just dreamed up your next enchanting art escape.

Awaken all of your senses in one of Costa Rica's most serene and pure surroundings. Discover an enchanting haven at the base of the famous Chirripó Mountain considered the highest peak in all of the country. Let your creativity run wild as you experience the immense beauty that surrounds you. Lush tropical flowers, flowing rivers and green mountain tops that touch the bright blue skies. Together with your teacher, you will explore this artist paradise and take time to really delve into your own artwork. 

Paint, photograph or draw your heart away in the Secret Gardens teeming with wild tropical flowers. Take a stroll through the Cloudbridge Reserve to the base of an impressive waterfall. Learn new painting techniques through fun Art Ateliers and Plein Air outings with Gail, your fab pastel teacher. You even have the option to head to the Pacific Coast for the day and enjoy the endless beaches and warm waters of the Ballena National Park, home to the famous whale’s tail. These are but a few of the exciting adventures that await you on this unique art escape!


Head to the heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range located in the south central portion of Costa Rica. It is here, nestled between wooded hills and the flowing Chirripó River that you will find Rio Chirripo Lodge, a refuge from the pressures of a busy world, a place of refreshment for mind, body and soul.   

Indulge in healthy garden to table meals incorporating a wide selection of locally sourced fresh organic ingredients, providing a culinary experience that will nourish, satisfy and make your Costa Rican art escape as perfect as nature intended.


Renowned pastel artist, Gail Sibley hosts this Costa Rican Art Retreat in partnership with Rainforest Reef Escape. We have put together a unique adventure that blends both art and exploration, allowing you to fully savour the many exotic flavours of Costa Rica. 
February 5 - 12, 2022
  • Airport transfers in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. 
  • First and last night shared accommodation in a lovely boutique hotel near the airport with complimentary breakfast. Private upgrades available. 
  • Meet & greet with Gail at the hotel followed by a fun group dinner (meal extra for added flexibility)
  • Private microbus transfer to and from your mountain lodge - Scenic 3 hour drive.
  • Shared accommodations in a beautiful mountain view room with a basic gratuity for the staff. Optional upgrades to suites and individual rooms available.
  • Three delicious meals per day starting with breakfast on the Sunday and ending with a delicious brunch on the following Friday. Including unlimited tea, complimentary fresh juices and coffee at breakfast.
  • Daily plein-air and studio painting with instruction and personalized guidance from Gail, your art retreat instructor. 
  • Several exciting activities and painting opportunities that will introduce you to this glorious spot - see details below. 
  • Martine, your very own RR Escape hostess to assist you in planning optional tours, fun onsite activities and lead scenic walks around the area for the group. This is a fully hosted art escape! 
  • International flights. We can advise.
  • Specialty coffees, juices and alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
  • All additional optional activities and tours such as a full day at the beach including an exciting dolphin & whale watching boat tour on the Pacific Ocean.
Saturday to Saturday
7 nights / 8 days
2390USD - based on double occupancy
Save 100USD if you book your spot by November 30th 2021!
The price is based on double occupancy both in San José and at Rio Chirripó Lodge. Want a private room upgrade in San José? Add 60USD to the price of your package.  Want a private room upgrade at Rio Chirripó? Add 295USD to your package for a standard upgrade or 395USD for a deluxe single upgrade. If already sharing, add 200USD each to upgrade to a deluxe suite or cabin (Based on availability and group size). Book early and you might get this upgrade for FREE!

Contact Martine, our retreat hostess, at INFO@RRESCAPE.COM to reserve your spot in this unique Costa Rican art retreat! Details on sending your deposit and an information package will be sent to you with more on what to bring and other useful tips to prepare for this exciting and colourful adventure!

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