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, 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 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. 


Best hidden place in Costa Rica!

This is place is the best combination of nature, privacy, flavors, taste, wildlife, tranquility in an eco friendly but luxurious environment with its own thermal river and amazing staff.

Good for an adventure or just scape from the noise of big cities. The amenities are just VIP standard.

The love and passion of the staff makes your stay and experience to get in love with the place even more. They explained to me how fresh the ingredients they use for mixology, food and drinks are where did they came from and always smiling making me and my friends feel comfortable definitely an asset for Rio Perdido. Also everyone in the staff where amazingly friendly. You will not want to leave this place.

Jason, April 2023 - Mexico

Amazing Experience

This is a beautiful resort in the middle of the dry forest about an hour away from the nearest town. The casitas as designed to blend into the landscape and offer complete privacy. One can sit on one’s deck and listen to all the sounds of nature all around you. Howler monkeys will wake you up and white face monkeys will entertain you later along with agoutis rustling about in the bush. There is lots of activities here including ziplining, tubing, hiking, mountain biking along with relaxing at the pool or visiting the spa. It’s a wonderful place to relax and connect with nature.

SC, February 2023 - Canada

Rio Perdido a piece of Paradise

This property is absolutely beautiful. We stayed at the Rio Perdido for 6 nights and every one of those days was absolutely amazing. The property has so many activities on-site we felt we always had plenty to do. Starting off our day with the delicious breakfast set in an open air dining are was so relaxing. We also enjoyed the activities such as hiking on the beautiful property, yoga, ziplining, water tubing, guaro mixology class, and the thermal rivers.  This was our first time visiting this beautiful country and the Rio Perdido was absolutely perfect.

HRSTX, February 2023 - United States

A perfect piece of paradise. A sanctuary of wellness and comfort deep within the jungle.

Wow. My husband and I spent five magical, rejuvenating, unforgettable nights at Rio Perdido, and it has become one of our happy places that we'll be dreaming about whenever we need an escape.

The property itself is impressive. The main building (housing the reception, shop, restaurant, lounge, and spa) is perched on the cliff like an aerie, with its wraparound balcony providing open-air views of the surrounding jungle and hills.

It's truly a sanctuary of wellness and comfort deep within the jungle. We plan on returning often.

Eddy, April 2023 - Canada

Unique and beautiful experience with 5-star service

The bungalows were absolutely gorgeous - they're on platforms, so you're level with the trees, and we saw monkeys from our porch.  Rio Perdido is a fantastic place to stay, and we definitely could have stayed longer. The service there was 5-stars all around, the staff was so helpful and friendly, and the facilities are well maintained. I would definitely come back here. Thank you, Rio Perdido!

JiYoung, April 2023 - United States

A Real Gem

We highly recommend Rio Perdido and hope to return to this beautiful place in the future. The staff were incredible. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. There was no request they couldn't meet. This in itself is a pleasure lost by so many resorts today. And the service was genuine.

The individual rooms tucked into the forest are sanctuary at its best. So peaceful. 

We did many of the local adventures including tubing and zip lining. The guides are AMAZING. 

Mel, April 2023 - United States

Une expérience inoubliable!

Cet hôtel est magique! Les bungalows perchés dans une sublime dry Forest sont ultra confortables. L’emplacement de l’hôtel est unique, noyé dans une nature impressionnante où les singes et les iguanes sont omniprésents. Excellent restaurant. Nombreuses activités dont la baignade dans le Rio céleste aux eaux chauffées par le volcan, le cours de yoga en pleine forêt avec le bruit des singes et l’incroyable canyon adventure! Étape incontournable d’un voyage au Costa Rica.

VV, April 2023 - France

Such a Magical Place

Wow. I loved this place so much. The staff was incredible, the food was delicious, but what I loved the most was the incredible sacred rivers, one hot and one cold meeting together. I felt so healed by this place. So grateful!

Rose, February 2023 - United States

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