Located in the northern Guanacaste region, near the town of Bagaces, Rio Perdido has a unique location within Costa Rica’s tropical dry forest.

Flanked on either side by two deep canyons, the lodge is surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges clad by dwarf-forest.  The hotel has 20 stand-alone bungalows surrounded by natural vegetation  and decorated in fresh, bright colours. The  private balconies have hammocks and this is the ideal place to relax during the heat of the day.

The combination of locally sourced food and the skilled chefs from the nearby town of San Bernando, gives a truly authentic feel to the dining experience. The careful design of the restaurant ensures natural coolness during the heat of the day, and the superb panoramic views of the forest making dining here  a very pleasant experience.

The true highlight at Rio Perdido is the range of activities. Experience the forest on a zip-line adventure in Rio Blanco canyon, tube the gentle rapids of the White Canyon or explore the area on the 12 mile network of biking tracks and the mix of landscapes from the dry dwarf forests, bridges, rocks, rivers and pastures.

After your day of adventure relax with a massage n the spa or by one of the thermal pools next to the hotel. A short walk into the forest are natural pools, ideal for an all over mud experience. 

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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Shelley Phillips

Shelley Phillips

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

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