Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

Volcanic wellness lodge

Provincia de Guanacaste, Bagaces, Costa Rica, North America


Rio Perdido Hotel is a hidden gem near the base of the Miravalles Volcano, surrounded by the forest. It's a destination for families and couples looking for an authentic, off the beaten path adventure with zip-lining, canyoning, a Tarzan swing and delicious food. Travellers will love relaxing in hot springs after active days on a great diversity of hiking trails.

Rooms: 30

Opening year: 2015

Last renovation: 2018


  • The development was accomplished in an area that comprises about 1% of the total land. Nearly all the property's trail system installation prevented the clearing of the forest
  • Most of the wood used in the hotel's construction was farmed under license, and the rest came from fallen sources
  • Focusing on sustainable transplanting. Because it is located in the region's most sun-drenched area, trees are irrigated using mostly treated residual water as well as circulated pool water

Community interactions:

  • Promoting traditions and customs of Costa Rica, including food culture and artisanal crafts engaging locals
  • Donating to and participating with social projects as nursing home Treasures forever, Escuela El Chile, Faroles reciclados, etc
  • Maintaining direct contact with the local and federal firefighting bureaus and the executive branch of government overseeing forest fires

Certifications: Elite Level certification, Ecologic Blue Flag Program, Carbon Neutral Certification

Management: local owner, local management