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Rio Perdido

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

97 Excellent 107 Reviews
Sustainable all-suite modern ecolodge offering a variety of outdoor excursions including river tubing and hiking, spa, and wellness treatments such as volcanic mud body painting, authentic chef-prepared local cuisine, and an outdoor pool.
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  • Breakfast Daily
  • Daily $25 F&B Credit
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  • Early Check-in

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Rio Perdido

Summary of 107 verified reviews


Excellent hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Awesome vibe.

Nestled amidst a nature preserve, under a canopy of trees, Rio Perdido Guanacaste is a 20-bungalow luxury resort. Set at the point where the cool waters of the Rio Blanco converge with the hot waters or Rio Peridido, guests can experience a plethora of recreational activities including zip lining through White Canyon on a Canyon Adventure and mountain biking through the preserve, relax by the pool, or unwind at the spa.

The sustainably-focused resort's guest bungalows are distributed into three segments, and suspended above the ground via 7 well grounded columns. Accommodations are access via elevated pathways that connect to resort paths and hiking trails. Within each bungalow, there are comfortable bedrooms, along with separate flexible living spaces equipped with multimedia areas, coffee stations, desks, and minibars. Terraces have hammocks, and bathrooms feature concrete construction with inlaid recycled glass bottles and stone, along with floor-to-ceiling sandblasted windows.

Given the property's unique location, guests have access to a variety of adventures including hikes to spot mammals, reptiles, and native flora, white water tubing in the wet season, Canyon Adventure course with zip lining, and mountain biking. For relaxation, there's an outdoor pool with lounge chairs.

There is a spa offering a variety of massage treatments designed to inspire wellness. Guests also have access volcanic mud body-painting treatments, where guests are given mud in natural carved buckets with brushes, to paint on the mud, let dry, and rinse in the warm river water.

For dining, the hotel's restaurant offers chef-prepared international and local cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rio Perdido is a true, modern ecolodge that offers luxury comforts and amenities and is designed for the nature lover, the avid hiker, the outdoor adventurer, plus travelers that are simply looking for a quiet place to disconnect.

Please note: As of January 2017, this resort only accepts guests aged 8 and older.

Exclusive Perks at Rio Perdido

Gift, Breakfast, Daily F&B Credit & More in Costa Rica

SAVE $250+

Cooled by an ever present breeze and framed by a unique dwarf forest, Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River is a sanctuary of well-being, and the true embodiment of Costa Rica’s legendary PURA VIDA.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Gift
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Daily $25 F&B Credit
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
  • WiFi
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance. A $25 food and beverage credit is provided per person, per day. A Welcome Chef's Amenity and Volcanic Mud gift are included. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Rio Perdido
  • Camino al Hotel Rio Perdido Lodge
  • Guanacaste, Bagaces 50402
  • Costa Rica

Location Summary
Situated in Bagaces, off Highway 1 (The Pan-American Highway), the hotel is 20 km (12 miles) north of Cañas, and 25 km (16 miles) south of Liberia.

Directions to Hotel
By car: Head north from Bagaces, towards Guayabo and the Miravalles Volcano, turn right at Torno. Drive towards Fortuna de Bagaces and make a right. Drive through San Bernardo and turn right at the gravel road south for less than 4 km.
Note Bene
All hotel guests have unlimited access to The Reserve, the amazing thermal canyon with its dozens of warm river pools, many miles of hiking trails, the bridges, the spectacular panoramic lookouts, chemical free mineral pools, the floating decks, and the acclaimed RP Bike Park
Disabled Access
There are 2 bungalows that meet the highest standards for the physically disabled.
Fine Dining On Site
Chef-prepared international and local cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients.
Spa Facility
Spa facility with massage services.
Biking, Mountain
The hotel has its own Mountain Bike Park. Riders can opt for different routes, ranging in distance from 8km to over 20km, without having to repeat single-track segments.
River tubing is offered year round. In the wet season, the ride is an exciting white-water adventure while in the dry season, the ride is more serene with a few intense drops.
Ecological Tourism
Canyon Adventure course with zip lining.
Hikes through canyons to spot mammals, reptiles, and native flora.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking

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