Rio Perdido

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Placed in a 500-acre reserve with beautiful trails, hanging bridges, panoramic lookouts and thermo-mineral gorge with natural springs, the hotel offers comfortable avant-garde designed rooms surrounded by tropical dry forest and the virgin Río Blanco canyon, with its echoing flow. Adventurers who en...

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Placed in a 500-acre reserve with beautiful trails, hanging bridges, panoramic lookouts and thermo-mineral gorge with natural springs, the hotel offers comfortable avant-garde designed rooms surrounded by tropical dry forest and the virgin Río Blanco canyon, with its echoing flow. Adventurers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and much more will find in Rio Perdido a perfect destination. The restaurant menu, inspired by authentic, provincial tradition and local ingredients along with the hosts dedication to the guest, will provide the elements to conquer a unique and unforgettable experience.

Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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A real life Shangri-La

Reviewed 10 january, 2022

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. It is hard to know where to begin . . 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.


Elite level experience

Reviewed 9 january, 2022

Everything about our second stay at Rio Perdido was better than the first (and it was amazing). The attention to detail is beyond words - no nuance is overlooked, no minor element ignored. We stayed in a center bungalow with floor/ceiling windows overlooking the jungle. Even in the dry season it was green and lush. While our family/traveling companions were in the next bungalow we felt like we were isolated, acres away from others. The outdoor (but contained) rainforest shower room is an experience that cannot be described except as the finest shower experience of my life. The walk-up pool bar compliments a three pool set-up. Fountains on the bar pool, a sound waterfall on a cooler pool, and a third warm pool - something for everyone. Drinks are outstanding, and the lunch/snack menu was exceptional. We enjoyed one of each during our stay, I think! Breakfast was a buffet our first trip but a fixed menu (and complimentary) this trip. I loved the buffet, but having a coordinated menu item was fine also. Evening meals are well-thought out with a variety of options for each of the three courses. The wine selection is small-ish but covers all options with a great bottle. The finest evening for us was a private dinner on the yoga platform overlooking the waterfall/gorge where you watch zipliners (or do yoga) during the day. Amenities like the thermal spring, volcano-view hike, etc., are diverse enough for all activity levels, although we did not enjoy the more intense options like mountain trail biking, and a lengthier and tougher hike. We were tempted by the spa that overlooks the pools, and are not yoga types (so we have no idea about that feature). We will try the rather engaging zipline actvity and are sad that white water rafting was not available due to being the dry season. We will return - an unforgettable experience.


Beautiful and serene!

Reviewed 9 january, 2022

This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed at. The architecture of the building, rooms and everything else was sleek and beautiful. I especially love the thermal river in the mud bath. The staff are excellent! I will go back in a heartbeat.

sheryl c

Fabulous resort by thermal river in the middle of Costa Rica dry forest

Reviewed 5 january, 2022

We stayed for 3 nights and had such a great time in the resort that we did not want to travel outside of it, even for day trips. Architecture and design are fabulous, zen like with natural materials and local art throughout. Grounds are immaculate. Thermal river is divine. Yoga platforms in the middle of the forest are marvelous. Cabins with swing chairs are very cool and beds are super comfortable. Zip lining in canyon was the best we ever had anywhere. Gorgeous views! Mountain biking was fun. Service is top notch! To make it absolutely ideal I would suggest making more menu choices in their restaurant - in 3 days we tried everything on their menu and were not to excited about next meal. There were no fruit smoothies, only juices, and only 3 types of fruit: watermelon, papaya and pineapple (no exotic Costa Rican varieties at all). New Year buffer dinner was not that great either, especially the desserts that even kids refused to eat. Also, the pools are thermal water only, which is very warm, Wish one of the pools had cooler and more refreshing water. Tried spa massages twice - not impressed at all. Yoga teacher was a nice young lady but not a good or experienced instructor at all. Roads leading to the resort are a rough bumpy ride but they said there is a plan to repair them. There were not many flowers or animals which you see in other parts of Costa Rica, such as Arenal. We only saw monkeys, an agouti, and a few birds. On our prior trip to other parts of Costa Rica we saw a lot more varied fauna and flora.


Fantastic Honeymoon

Reviewed 4 january, 2022

My Wife and I stayed at Rio Perdido for three wonderful nights. We were treated so well from beginning to end. When we first got to the hotel, we were given a refreshing welcome drink and it only got better from there. Each day, we thoroughly enjoyed each meal and drink we had. There were plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation. We had a fantastic ziplining experience. The second day we had a relaxing couples massage. On the third day we had a guided nighttime tour of the resort which also included a nighttime zipline at the end. We also took a hike into the thermal river. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. They gave fantastic recommendations for food and drink. For those looking for a place that is COVID friendly all the staff wear masks, the dining area is in the open air but covered, and there was plenty of hand sanitizer around. We cannot recommend Rio Perdido enough, it was an experience we will never forget!