© Rio Perdido
Costa Rica

With unique nature: a completely intact ecosystem that is rare in the world, Hotel Rio Perdido is naturally a peaceful setting, where disconnecting comes easily with harmony of mind, body, and spirit.


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.  Witness a seemingly endless variety of exotic flora and fauna throughout 20 plus miles of hiking trails. Enjoy zip-lining, mountain biking and white water tubing, or lounge by the pool, savour true costarrican cuisine prepared by local culinary artists, do some yoga on the cliff-side pods or visit the spa, for the region’s best treatments.


Stylishly designed and environmentally sustainable, the 30 forest bungalows at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River provide a peaceful retreat amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province.


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 Rio Perdido is in the Guanacaste province, on the western side of the country. Even though the reserve is just an hour’s drive from Liberia, this rediscovered gem was once a sacred spot for the Cabecar tribes; people who recognized and harnessed the magic of the thermal gorge, hundreds of years ago. 

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Programs & Retreats

Guests have access to a pristine thermo mineral river during their stay, with dozens of therapeutic, natural warm mineral pools. The very rare and uniquely intact ecosystem is home to diverse flora and fauna. The air quality is perfect, and the setting is ideal for forest bathing and other types of nature therapy.  Just south of the main Rio Perdido thermal canyon access is a special hot river pool designated specifically for our signature volcanic mud treatment.

The three Cliff-side pods, nestled into the cliff side, 140 feet above the thermal river are taking yoga to the next level as a part of the resort’s “meditation done right” initiative. The pods allow for an intimate meditative experience. The cliff side capsules combine the mindful yoga practice with breathtaking views for a one of a kind experience – yoga in the right setting The guests will be able to capitalize on meditation services with two lookout points extend over lush greenery, the majestic rise and fall of surrounding mountains and the infinite stretch of sky.

The three mineral pools will provide a new space to explore the enchanting variations in temperature the setting allows. A gift from the underneath the Earth’s surface, the mineral waters are a calming therapeutic experience made possible by completely natural processes.

Choose from pampering, invigorating massages, and facial treatments led by skilled spa therapists to ease tense muscles, refresh your skin, and help you achieve a greater sense of well-being on the Rio Perdido’s Spa.

Rio Perdido was designed to be in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Great care has been taken to preserve this one-of-a-kind setting and its precious resources, while simultaneously providing a very comfortable experience for conscious-minded guests.


Rio Perdido
Camino al Hotel Rio Perdido Lodge,
Provincia de Guanacaste,
Bagaces, Costa Rica,
Central America


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