Rio Perdido


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, 1,500-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

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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West Bungalow

Our newest room category, currently under construction and slated for an August 2024 inauguration. It brings together clean aesthetics with modern and effective practices in sustainable development.

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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. 


Special mix of solitude and adventure

We stayed 4 nights in a central bungalow and found every aspect of the resort to be as advertised.

3-4 nights was ideal for our activity mix, this gave us plenty of downtime with 1-2 active options each day. The bungalow was exceptional, well-designed, and kept in great condition every day. The outdoor showers were a delight.

Staff: Great attention to detail and hospitality—including to-go breakfast and help with our luggage and car for a 4am departure. Everyone was helpful, warm, and more than willing to guide us through decisions and plans each day.

Activities: Morning yoga on the cliffside deck is extraordinary, tubing down the Rio Perdido rapids is surprisingly fun, the thermal pools are worth exploring and truly lead you into a secluded river canyon 

Open-air dining at both the lodge and the pool bar with menu options that did not disappoint. Great ingredient mixes and variety.

"Understory", United States

Un petit coin de paradis

Quelle belle expérience, les chambres (center) sont absolument magnifiques (je suis architecte). Bien intégrées dans le paysage, élégantes, salle de bain exceptionnelle avec double douche extérieure. Vue depuis la chambre époustouflante vers la nature
Restaurant de grande qualité. Personnel souriant et attentionné. Source d’eau chaude thermale avec trois piscines extérieures aménagées dans la nature en plein rivière , expérience inouïe Trois piscines en dur au niveau de l’hôtel également de températures différentes.

"Tour", Belgium


ESPECTACULAR!! Despertar en medio de la jungla, rodeados de hermosos animales fue increíble. A parte tuvimos una preciosa habitación, dotada con todo lo que se necesitábamos para que nuestra estadía fuera perfecta. Me encantó!!

Ana, España

Una experiencia maravillosa!

El lugar es espectacular y la atención del personal es grandiosa. Tienen mucha atención por los detalles. La comida es única y uno de los puntos más altos. Las experiencias dentro de la propiedad son muy buenas también. Muy linda infraestructura. Recomendado!

Fernando, Costa Rica

An amazing gourmet nature experience

We were impressed by the beautiful design of the facilities, the creative food selections and the shared happiness of each of the employees who serviced us. The setting is rather magical and there are many activities to enjoy, we loved the thermal river experience and the jungle walks. We are already planning to go back next year.

Coastal, United States

Tranquility, Activity, Relaxation at Rio Perdido

We had a wonderful stay at Rio Peridod. It was the perfect blend of tranquility and activities in the sanctuary of Rio Perdido. We had a Center King Bungalow that stood alone. Beautiful windows framed the forest with a large patio to take in the view and sounds. 
You walk to the main lodge where breakfast is complimentary and ala carte, very good. This is also where you eat dinner, it’s open air and we watched a beautiful moon rise 2 nights. A lovely breeze flows through. 
There are 3 thermal pools of varying temps to relax in. Walk down the path and you have the crystal clear thermal stream Rio Perdido, beautiful pools of warm water, volcanic clay to scrub with , sit looking up and see the small monkeys scrambling in the trees high above- just magical!!
For those who want activities, there’s water tubing on the Rio Blanco on the resort, a Canyon Adventure that has about 5 Zip line platforms that uses a carbon fiber cable that moves you quietly over the canopy and Rio Blanco. The owner is committed to reducing the impact on the forest and it shows. There are also biking , hiking trails and a yoga platform.
It was a magical place and look forward to returning one day!

"Buzz", United States

A magical place

This place is magical! We would recommend Rio Perdido to anyone looking to feel tucked away in beautiful, secluded nature while also getting amazing service from the staff. Everyone was extremely kind and eager to be helpful!

There was so much to do on the property, we didn’t ever leave during our 4 night stay. The thermal pools were amazing! We spent some time each day at the pools and usually had lunch at the pool bar. The food was so good! We didn’t have anything we didn’t like!

We walked down to the thermal rivers multiple times as well! So secluded and relaxing and beautiful!

My husband and I went on multiple of the hiking trails on the property. Las Tumbas Hike will give you an amazing view as a reward for the hour long intermediate+ hike!

We actually spent the last few days in Peninsula Papagayo at another resort, and we wished we had just stayed at Rio Perdido! A piece of our heart is definitely there!

Michael, United States

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