Nature-immersed forest bungalows which blend into Costa Rica’s biodiverse Guanacaste Province

With its take-your-breath-away setting and boutique style, Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River lives and breathes its natural surroundings. Hidden in the dwarf forest of Guanacaste, western Costa Rica, forest bungalows are dotted across a beautiful 600-acre reserve. But what makes this wellness retreat so unique – and gives it its name – is the mile-long stretch of ‘lost river’ that’s fed by natural hot springs and carves its way through the canyon below.

Read more[SPLIT]Read less This sets the scene for days spent winding down – or upping the pace, with adventures including white-water tubing and canyoning all on site. After adrenaline-fuelled days, each  bungalow is an idyllic retreat, reached by its own pathway that connects it to the rest of the hotel and forest paths. Singed wood walls and private terraces up in the leafy canopy leave you feeling as if you live amongst the trees. In the Center Bungalows, floor-to-ceiling windows frame beautiful views – while hammocks in each East Bungalow are made for kicking back. This connection between inside and out continues in the stunning open-air restaurant, where you’ll enjoy authentic Costa Rican dishes like casado and sip purified spring water (or a signature cocktail) sourced from the hotel grounds. 

Nature is your playground at Rio Perdido. Pool-hop your way across the soothing hot springs. Follow in the ziplines designed by Guinness World Record holders on a canopy-level canyon adventure. Mountain bike, run or hike across 20-plus miles of trails that twist and turn through this ever-changing landscape. From whatever perspective you view the forest, expect to see a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna, within one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. And at this hotel, Howler and Capuchin monkeys will be your alarm clock.

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30 Rooms |  1 Floor |  2 Restaurants | 

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Rio Perdido

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The ‘Lost River’ courses through Rio Perdido’s 600-acre preserve. Criss-crossed with bridges and platforms, made for soaking up the awe-inspiring views, it’s also the place to cool off after dipping into the magma-heated pools here. Trace the trails that run through the thermo-mineral canyon to discover a naturally carbonated spring, said to have healing properties. 
 

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East Bungalow


Sleeps 3
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Center Bungalow King


Sleeps 4
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Center Bungalow Queen


Sleeps 4
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Key Features

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Outdoor pool
Spa
Spa
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Air
Air conditioning
Bar
Bar

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Accessible parking
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Accessible parking
  • Free parking
  • Wedding services
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Massage services
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Food is a way of life at Rio Perdido. Drawing on the ingredients and customs of Costa Rica, dishes celebrate home-grown, organic produce. It’s all served in a striking open-air restaurant that brings the outside in. At treetop level, the calls of the rainforest provide a unique soundtrack to starlit dinners. For a truly unforgettable experience, reserve the ‘floating platform’ where dinner for two is served 50 metres above the flowing river.  

Rio Perdido Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Our atmospheric open-air restaurant employs a range of sustainable - locally sourced food and beverage practices - from homegrown and organic produce to our mineral rich well water from the property that is thoroughly treated via a three-tier purification process. Our chef leads a team of talented culinary professionals- many of whom are San Bernardo locals; our seasonal- locally sourced cuisine respects the integrity of local tradition while also infusing innovative accents.

Canyon Bar

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Take a seat at the thermo mineral swim up bar or select a table with the forest as your back drop to enjoy our lighter fare snack menu and signature cocktails.

Spa

Inspired by the mineral waters that course through this landscape, guests are invited to experience volcanic mud body painting – with eight hot springs (and cooler upstream water) made for washing away this mineral-rich face mask. Meanwhile, cliff-edge yoga pods (at 140 feet) create a deep connection with the reserve, inspiring mindfulness and meditation. The hotel harnesses the natural power of the thermal canyon, with a trio of mineral pools of varying temperatures – and a swim-up bar for a splash of luxury. Pair pool-dipping with a facial or massage, in the hands of the Rio Perdido spa therapists.  

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Rio Perdido

4 km de la plaza de San Bernardo

Camino al hotel Rio Perdido

Bagaces

50401

Costa Rica

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

Where is it?

60 kms to airport Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport

200 kms to airport Juan Santamaria International

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