Rio Perdido

Experience The Real Costa Rica

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.

You’ll find Rio Perdido 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. 

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.

Spend your days swimming in the abundant, completely natural hot springs, along a mile of thermal gorge that cuts right through the spectacular, 600-acre reserve with 30 bungalows. 

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 if you prefer to relax, lounge by the pool, savour true costarrican cuisine prepared by local culinary artists, do some yoga on our cliff-side pods or visit our spa, for the region’s best treatments.

Rio Perdido Hotel is nothing short of enchanting. We look forward to welcoming you.

East Bungalows

East Bungalows are 452 square ft in size, and have two twin beds on industrial rollers, which can be moved together to form a king-sized bed.

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Center Bungalow King

Measuring a spacious 750 square feet, these bungalows consist of a comfortable bedroom and bathroom with an ample, elevated terrace, with custom-made acapulco loungers.

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Things to Do

Our reserve offers everything travelers could possibly dream of – from the signature thermal river to hiking, white water tubing, mountain biking and zip-lining. Those craving a more relaxed experience can visit the spa, soak in one of many hot springs or enjoy a yoga session on the platform.

Canyon Adventure

There are hundreds of zip line tours throughout Costa Rica, but none like the ones we offer at Rio Perdido. The main stage of any zip line tour is the view. Nothing compares to sailing through our Rio Blanco canyon.

White Water Tubing

Rio Perdido's white water tubing is beyond compare! Picture yourself surrounded by our white canyon walls as you glide through on the magical waters of Rio Perdido.

Discover Rio Perdido

There is so much to do in this gloriously secluded area. Whether you need the relaxation of body and mind or an adrenaline rush, we have just what you are longing for either on location or just a short trip away. 


Our cliffside pods are taking yoga to the next level as a part of our "meditation done right" initiative. The new feature is composed of four designated pods, nestled into the cliffside, 140 feet above the thermal river

Mountain Biking & Trail Running

Our trails are locally known as Costa Rica's finest and most unique circuits. We offer a single track that flows through our gorgeous property, paths with monolithic rock, fun berms, and tricky descents. 


Probably one of the top 5 hotels I have stayed at in the WORLD.

The design of the hotel, immersed in nature, is just so lovely. The hotel grounds is just unbelievably breathtaking--from the viewing deck, to the natural thermal pools, to the hotel pools. The canyon adventure is special, it's not just a regular zipline course. The staff members were all welcoming.

Joseph, December 2021 - United States

A real life Shangri-La

Rio Perdido has so many extraordinary things about it that you really need to stay here for several days to see and experience everything. We have been here 4 nights and we could easily stay longer and still do different things every day. Most exceptional resorts have 1 or 2 amazing features - Rio Perdido has almost too many to count. The thermal river with naturally made pools you can soak in while under the jungle canopy, yoga on a platform overlooking the canyon, the kindest and most genuinely friendly staff, the most thrilling zip line adventure we have ever been on, delicious food made to order that was very reasonably priced, a swim up bar with water warm thermal water, hiking trails that branch out from the resort, monkeys that come and visit the pool area every afternoon to eat the flowers . . This place is something else. It should NOT be missed. We literally cannot wait to come back next year.

Tink, January 2022 - United States

It was a life-changing trip

As we were walking down a staircase to the dining room this morning for breakfast I experienced a true sense of Being Home. Not once did I feel as if I was in a hotel (we don't like hotels), not that we weren’t attended to or cared for. At Rio Perdido I felt that I authentically belonged right there. Your staff feels like family. 

Lisa, August 2021 - United States

Excelente, inmejorable!

El mejor hotel de nuestro viaje con diferencia! Aparte de ser un entorno muy especial en el que está situado, el hotel está ideado por y para agradar al cliente. Cuidan absolutamente cualquier detalle y se esmeran porque la estancia alli sea única. Las habitaciones son impresionantes, la calidad de la comida inmejorable. Y, a destacar por si fuera poco, el servicio es la perfecta combinacion de amabilidad, educación, servicio y esmero por agradar al cliente. No les doy un diez, le doy un veinte al personal que trabaja en el hotel porque es lo que realmente se merecen.

Maria, July 2021 - Spain

Perfect for a 3-4 day get away!

Stunning property with incredible staff. Unlike anything I have seen before. The views from the restaurant are amazing and the poolside bar is a thing of beauty. Food was excellent and the zipline, hiking and tubing very nice. Everyone that we met (staff & guests) were very nice, can't recommend it highly enough.

James, September 2021 - United States

Great Experience, Amazing Hotel and Staff

We decided to extend our stay in Costa Rica for four days this past December, and ended up booking at Rio Perdido. The rooms are great, each nestled into the jungle, with plenty of privacy, and very well designed and appointed. The grounds and amenities are close to perfect, with great pools and hot springs. And if you want to do something more natural than the pools, you can hike to the river and swim in the thermal springs, which are really beautiful. We did yoga every morning, which was great, zip lines on the property, the spa, and had great meals throughout the stay. The best thing about the hotel is the staff, however. Without exception everyone was friendly, attentive and really seemed to enjoy being there. We have stayed a lot of places across the globe and this is one of the best, and one of the best values.

dgreenarc, January 2022 - United States

Amazing time here!!

My family of 5 stayed here during our week long trip to Costa Rica. This way by far our favorite hotel for many reasons. First off the hotel itself is ascetically gorgeous! Our room was a beautiful bungalow amidst the trees that included a porch and hammock. The beds were so soft, the bath products they provided were wonderful as well. The thermal river and thermal pools was what I will remember the most. So so relaxing and fun to be in warm natural spring water with monkey's playing in the trees above you! The food was farm to table, great presentation and delightful. The staff went above and beyond!

Mamajai, November 2021 - United States

An experience like no other!

We have visited many hot springs around the world but having the entire river as a giant hot spring was just amazing!
The rooms are beautiful with chair hammocks at the front deck overlooking forest. Each are far enough away to feel you have total privacy. Pools and bar: the first pool with waterfalls is the hottest and you see many hummingbirds in the trees above, the middle pool is the coolest, the third pool is perfect with swim up bar. You can order food, cocktails, craft beer or wine from the restaurant.

Swj, December 2021 - Canada

An Unmatched Location

Even many Bagaces County residents are unaware of the breathtaking beauty that lies just beyond their doorstep. Our reserve offers everything travelers could possibly dream of – from the signature thermal river to hiking, white water tubing, mountain biking and zip-lining. Those craving a more relaxed experience can visit the spa, soak in one of many hot springs or enjoy a yoga session on the platform.

Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.

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