Sign In Support Why Coupon Codes Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy Site Feedback Vacations Hotels Flights Cruises Things To Do Group Request Careers Press Media

FINAL DAY: 10% Off Hotel or $100 Off Pkg

Rio Perdido - Adventure and Hot Springs Resort

Liberia, CC, Costa Rica (LIR)

Room rates from:
$168 $119
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Check Rates for
Package Specials
Based on 598 reviews
Engulfed in nature, featuring a naturally heated river, world class mountain biking trail, on site canyon adventure tour, and thermal spa, Rio Perdido
Room & Rates
Bungalow Junior Suite - Rio Perdido - Adventure and Hot Springs Resort - 1

Bungalow Junior Suite

Starting from
$168 $119
Per Adult Nightly
A a cozy but very comfortable bedroom + bathroom and an elevated terrace. The bungalows are suspended above the ground via 7 well-grounded columns.
Details include fine wood accents, stainless steel, nylon rope, and polished concrete floors.  Access to the bungalows is served via elevated pathways that connect to general circulation pathways and hiking trails. Lighting is designed to be perceived optimally in every corner of the room, as it is in the outdoor, circulation area and among the bungalows.
  • Two twin beds or a king size bed upon request
  • Additional - trundle- twin bed
  • Day sofa
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Mini bar
  • 40-inch Full HD Smart LED TV [PC, DVD, Memory Card and Sound ports]
  • Premium cable channels
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Card lock
  • Music player base with alarm clock [30 pin and analog inputs]
  • Elevated terrace with two hammock seats
  • Multi-purpose desktop
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Available upon request: cribs, iron and ironing board
Hide room details
Rio Perdido - Adventure and Hot Springs Resort
San Bernardo de Bagaces, Bagaces, Costa Rica Guanacaste

The centerpiece of the 600-acre private reserve is an unique THERMAL RIVER that runs for over a mile along the base of a rocky gorge.  Visitors access the hot river by descending stone stairwells and trails.  There are a couple of dozen untouched river pools to swim in.  The architecturally awarded restaurant has sweeping terraces that afford views of the canyons, volcanoes and the Miravalles dwarf forest.  There is a full-service spa, a bar/lounge, and 3 hot mineral pools with floating sun decks and wet bar.  There are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Breakfast, wireless internet and guest parking are complimentary. The staff can provide 24-hour concierge services, tour/ticket assistance and wedding services.

Room Amenities

The 20 air-conditioned bungalows at Rio Perdido have direct access to the hot river gorge. They include an elevated terrace with hammock and are equipped with all you may need for a comfortable stay.

  • Two twin beds or a king size bed upon request
  • Additional -trundle- twin bed
  • Day sofa
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen high definition TV [42-inch, PC, DVD, Memory Card and Sound ports]
  • Multi-purpose desktop
  • Cable television
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Iron and ironing board on request
  • Free wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  •  Telephone with IDD
  • Card opening lock
  • Smartphone or music player base [iPod type connection]
  • Electronic safety box
  • Cribs available
  • Balcony with two individual hammocks


2 Restaurants
Internationa cuisine and snaks. Open from 7am to 10pm.
Room service is also available.

2 Bars
Open from 8am to 10pm

The Thermal Experience, included in your rate

  • 3 Thermo mineral pools with different temperatures
  • Full access to the thermal river and canyon with its natural pools and decks
  • White Canyon Tubing  One per person per stay (only in summer time)
  • Volcanic mud bath One per person per stay
  • Hiking trails More than 16 kilometers of natural trails along the Costa Rican dry forest

The Classic Relaxation Massage, Head, Neck and Hands Massage, Reflexology Therapy and The Deep Massage with Acupressure.

The Workshop and Artisan Store
Every product that we sell is Costa Rican, commercialized under fair practices, and, we hope, captures the essence of the region

The Mountain Bike Trail
12-mile marked trails allow users to select levels of difficulty depending on your condition, so that both the beginner and the more avid cyclist has ample space to practice this exciting sport, through various landscapes from plains, dwarf forests, bridges, rocks, rivers and pastures. Currently visitors can enjoy our Bike Park with their own bikes.

The Canyon Adventure [optional, with a fee]

  • 15 platforms: 6 of them are rock-based, 9 are suspended on the canyon walls
  • A pendulum cable
  • A 50ft Tarzan swing
  • A 90ft challenge bridge
  • 4 via ferratas* with lengths varying from 15 to over 30ft
  • 5 zip lines with lengths varying from 260 to over 800ft
  • Full access to the thermal hot springs and canyon
  • Thermal pools AND decks
  • Hiking trails
  • Water station in the middle of the circuit

  • Business Center
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fine Dining
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Hot Springs Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gift Shop on Property (+)
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Massage Therapist (+)
  • Mountain View
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Room Service (+)
  • Security Guard
  • Spa Services (+)
  • Sun Deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Water Sports (+)
  • Wedding Services (+)
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 598 reviews
from Brooklyn NY 11205
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Rio Perdido is an incredible gorgeous property! Many fun on-site activities such as water tubing, ziplining or just relaxing in spa, rio perdido thermal springs and pools, cocktails and good food. No matter what you are doing, rio perdido staff will make you feel very special because they are attentive and pay close attention to detail. Complementary breakfast is nutritious and delicious starting with fresh fruit juice, fruit salad and homemade mince biscuits!
from Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Absolutely amazing all around - the staff is spectacular and goes above and beyond in every way possible, the rooms are immaculate and stylish, the hot springs are incredible and the hiking was great. Rio Perdido is a complete paradise. We will be back for sure!
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Rio Perdido is absolutely beautiful. The staff and accommodations were beyond our expectations. We combined this with a few days at a beach resort and it was the perfect vacation. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone needing to relax and unwind in Paradise!
Submitted on 04-06-2016
We just ended an 11 day tour around the Guanacaste area for the first time. Started on the northern coast from Playa Papagayo to Tamarindo, to Nosara, ending at Rio Predido. What a perfect ending to an amazing time in Costa Rica once again. Rio Predido is just off the grid enough to enjoy a peaceful piece of heaven and totally disconnect from the hustle and bustle. Really appreciated all the amazing people who make the stay there all the more enjoyable.A warm "Thanks!" and shout out to. Ariel ,M... Read more
from Colorado
Submitted on 06-06-2016
This stay was the favorite part of my entire family's vacation. The rooms are so comfortable and located right in the tropical forest. The river located below the room area is a perfect setting for relaxing day and night. There were great trails for hiking, river rafting, and zip lining all onsite. The staff is the friendliest individuals we have come across.
Submitted on 08-06-2016
This one of the best hotels in Costa Rica an amazing to relax and spend time sorrounded by the spectacular nature there! I will come back! Time to relax! Great views, different activities you can enjoy there at the river and the different hiking activities!
from Montgomery, Alabama
Submitted on 29-06-2016
My best friend and I spent 3 days at Rio Perdido last week and had a wonderful time. The rooms are these fantastic little cabins but so chicly designed, not rustic (I do not really do rustic living quarters). We marveled at the attention to detail and how cool the whole design was. The restaurant has absolutely delicious food and everyone there is friendly, helpful, and fun. We loved ziplining with Jonathan and Martinez, they are fabulous! Don't miss that adventure. Erick, Laura, and Stev... Read more
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Love this place! Drove from Quepos with our five year old. Drive was about 4.5 hours. It was worth it. One of the pools is normal temperature but our son enjoyed all three. The river is paradise indeed. This place is definitely a gem. Very relaxing and and well designed. Staff is super accommodating. Place is the perfect balance of comfort and nature.
from Garden Grove, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
All of the staff was helpful and friendly. Everyone made sure our stay was a good as it could be. An example was when we were out one night looking for wild life. One of the staff members saw us when he was leaving for the night. He took his own time to walk us back towards the hotel to show an anteater.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
My family is very familiar with Costa Rica, so finding a new place with things to do and a good atmosphere isn't simple. Rio Perdido provides novel treehouses with all the conveniences that are in the middle of the trees, which gives a feeling of personal space while being very close to nature. The main lodge has a large dining room with a fantastic open-air view of the valley and low mountains. The food is excellent, and you can try out some unusual cocktails or ask for an old favorite. T... Read more
from Fort Collins, Colorado
Submitted on 01-07-2016
My first trip to Costa Rica and what a treat to find this hotel! So easy to do so much. We went white river tubing, zip line, mountain bike, swam in hot springs feed rivers all in walking distance from our rooms! So easy, so relaxing. The staff was awesome and the food is tasty. We enjoyed peaceful views of the jungle from the restaurant. There is so much more to this place that it takes a while to soak it all in.
from Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Submitted on 03-07-2016
We stayed at Rio Perdido for first 3 nights of a 9 night first-time visit to Costa Rica. What a wonderful welcome to an amazing country. I was celebrating my 40th birthday - and they had a "felicidades" sign greeting me upon arrival in our bungalow. We landed in Liberia, rented a car and drove to the property. Once we figured out the how to get into the Bagaces from the highway, the signage to Rio Perdido was plentiful and helpful. We took full advantage of what Rio Perdido had to offer. ... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Rio Perdido is off the beaten path, for sure. The last 4km getting you there are a bumpy dirt road. This place is nestled in the middle of hundreds of acres of rain forest. Once there you are a bit captive. The good news is that it is fabulous, so you won't want to leave! Definitely do the activities (zip lining, hiking, lazy river rafting).
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Fantastic! The property is clean and updated although the location is remote and seems virtually untouched by humans. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The hot springs are nestled within the lush jungle. You can't imagine the scenery as it seems too beautiful to be real. The zip lining was great but the tubing was my favourite. I can't say enough positive things about Rio Perdido
from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Submitted on 06-07-2016
This place was amazing!!! It is so remote that you will not know where you are at, but the surroundings are so peaceful and beautiful. The staff was so REFRESHING, LOVING, HELPFUL, FUN. You could tell they genuinely loved their job and loved people. My group went whitewater tubing and I wanted to skip that part so our host took me hiking and exploring the rain forest. I know he did not have to do this, but he was so friendly and wanted to make sure that we all had a good time. The ziplining ... Read more
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Took our three kiddos for four nights and had a blast! Hiked, zip-lined, mountaineer biked, and explored all day. Rooms were wonderful--clean, modern, and cool. Staff was super nice: thanks Eric, Anna, and Jonathan:)
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I can't speak highly enough of our experience at Rio Perdido. While there are many wonderful things to be said about the location and activities, what really stood out was the impeccable service at every turn. Mario and Ricardo were particularly helpful in organizing our stay for us, but really every member of the staff was amazing. Three nights was the perfect amount of time to get in a good balance of activities (hiking/tubing/etc) and relaxing by the poolside. Admittedly we did end up spe... Read more
Submitted on 12-07-2016
This is a super romantic spot with a lot of activities, the staff is amazing and the installations are flawless. 100% recommended. Either to experience an adventure trip of a romantic getaway this place will certainly fit expectations. Best hot-springs in the country
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We went with two of my friends for a girls weekend. Our arrival made me feel like royalty - they were so attentive! the guest service was top notch! we spent the first night in the thermal hot spring-fed pools just chatting and sipping champagne that they brought to us pool-side (even after dark). We wanted dinner and they offered to bring it to our hut for us! Just fabulous service! The food was good - the menu doesn't change, so after a few days, it might be get boring, but for a couple of ni... Read more
from Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Submitted on 15-07-2016
My husband and I spent the first week of our honeymoon at Rio Perdido. Based on the ratings of Trip Advisor, our expectations were set high before we even arrived. They, the lovely staff, exceeded those expectations every day, over and over!!! Wow! The bungalows were modern, clean and well equipped; a wonderful hideaway among nature. Loved the swings on the deck. The food was tasty, well prepared and presented nicely. There was plenty of variety throughout our 7 days. Thanks to Manuel, Luis, Y... Read more
from Destin, Florida, United States
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Our local Tour Guide Randall, owner of Shaman Tours Costa Rica highly recommended this day tour and we are so glad he did! Nestled in the mountains with a one hour ride from Coco and for a very reasonable fee we had a day to remember. The thermal river has many pools including a mud bath, perfect for the whole family. Enjoy lunch in the open air hotel lobby which included farm fresh fish, chicken and fresh veggies. Two of the four decided to take the zip line while the other two enjoyed the spa... Read more
from Burlington, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This place is definitely off the beaten path. It's absolutely beautiful. Modern rooms. Great food. The zip lining through the canyons a must see and must do. Check this off your bucket list. Awesome. The best chicken fettuccine Alfredo everrrrrrr. The chef was great. The staff was attentive and perfect.
from N Calif
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We had a wonderful experience at RP. We spent four nights and had three days of relaxation and great activities (all located on the property). The staff are very friendly, anxious to help and are a lot of fun. The visit to RP offered us a nice mountain experience before heading to the coast for the balance of our visit to CR. The visit to Rio Perdido made a lasting impression on my whole family. So happy we had the opportunity to visit.
from Miami Beach, Florida
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Very nice and calm place, the people were very nice and very accommodating , I was there for one week , with my family , and we all enjoyed very much! The restaurant chef just changed , and the food was still on the so and so, but he come out one night and says, in one month he will completely change the menu'! But I really recommend the place , we went zip lining( amazing) , and tubing that was really nice!!!
from Chesterfield, South Carolina
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We absolutely loved our time at RP! We stayed here the first two night our our 10-day Costa Rican adventure and it was perfect for beginning the journey. We loved that the hotel offered very affordable if not free adventures that really got you connected with nature. The rooms were also adorable! We enjoyed hiking, experiencing all the magnificent view and natural wonders. My favorite part was the free natural hot springs....warmed by the volcano. The food was also extremely delicious and the s... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We spent three nights here and absolutely loved it. (well, other than the mosquitos but that's not the hotel's fault, it was rainy season). The hotel has ziplining and tubing on the premises. The guides on both tours are a lot of fun! A lot. And photographers accompany each group, which is an extra charge if you choose to purchase the pictures. Our kids were able to do both (our youngest is 11). We spent time at the thermal river which we had all to ourselves. A wonderful place to stay.
from Irvine, California
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We stayed just one night at this fantastic place, but we wish we booked more time here. We stopped here on our way from the Arenal/La Fortuna area to the Playa Conchal area. It worked out great! We reserved two bungalos for our family of four. The two teenagers stayed in one and we stayed in the adjacent unit. The rooms are new - the place is only two years old. They include full electricity, AC, showers, etc. Very modern and cool in design. It felt kind of European in design. The staff are re... Read more
from Long Beach, California
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We went for a day trip, came from Tamarindo about a 2 hour drive. This resort and grounds are beautiful and tucked away about 25 minutes from the little city of Bagaces. We got a day pass that included Canyon Adventure, tubing, and a 20 minute massage. The canyon zip line wasn't the lowest of zip lines but was varied and had beautiful scenery, the tubing was awesome, and the massage divine. The service was good, as we sat in the main dining lobby bar area they came along and spritzed us with chi... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 28-07-2016
From the moment we arrived every single employee knew our names - even those that we hadn't met yet! The service was impeccable and the environment was outstanding. We didn't see tons of wildlife except for a few howler monkeys but the insects were amazing. Im not a huge bug person but it was really cool seeing the various bugs of all different shapes and sizes. I really liked being in touch with the natural surroundings but then being able to go back to a clean room at night
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Everything about this place was fantastic! The entire staff was so kind and engaging. Even without meeting people they knew our names. Sure nothing was cheap but at least it was quality and tasty. The hot springs were amazingly beautiful and so quaint. I loved spending the day exploring and rubbing mud all over my body; so smooth. We did the "lazy river" float and NOTHING about that was lazy. Be prepared for Rapids and scary moments. Luckily Marvin and Jimmy were there to help us through but jee... Read more
from Philadelphia
Submitted on 29-07-2016
We had a beautiful day at the resort. As others have said, the staff was wonderful, the buffet lunch was delicious and the hot springs delightful. The only caveat I feel compelled to add is that those with some physical limitations will have a tough time. While the staff told us the "walk" to the first hot pool in the river was "flat" and "easy," it was anything but. While there were some stone stairs, for the most part it is a challenging descent/ascent. It's also a tough hike for children. Mos... Read more
from Quad Cities, il
Submitted on 31-07-2016
We recently returned from a week in Costa Rica. We only spent two nights at Rio Perdido yet they were our favorite -- and truly made our whole trip! This place is amazing, a hidden gem. The service was impeccable. Only 20 rooms meant we were treated like family. And we left really feeling like we'd made great friends with the staff. They always had a smile on their faces, called us by our first names, and were extremely accommodating to any request or question we had. The view from the main dini... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Traveled to Rio Perdido Hotel with the whole family using their day pass with lunch option. First we loved the people and the personalized reception we received. Then we loved the place itself and all the activities.We loved the trails, the warm pool and had a fantastic river tubing experience in an amazing volcanic canyon! During the ride, we went down some good, fun rapids, enough to get your adrenaline going accompanied by GREAT guides! Towards the end of the ride you enter deep, calm water ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Imagine being on a 600 acre private reserve in the middle of Costa Rica - only 20 bungalows and a trouo of howler monkeys. Life is pretty darn good! The natural hot springs are pristine. While you soak, you can watch the bats fly in the night to chomp on bugs. In the day, you can watch the monkeys migrate up and down the canyon. The regular pools are also amazing and vary in temperatures. They are emptied and refilled every three days. The observation deck of the restaurant is fabulous. The only... Read more
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Everything about Rio Perdido was wonderful. Whether relaxing in the thermal pools all day followed by a massage or zip lining through the jungle and tubing through white water, Rio Perdido has it all. The staff was incredible---amongst the friendliest you will find anywhere. The bungalows are tucked away into the rain forest with views of the tree tops where you will spot monkeys in their natural habitat! I can't wait to go back as it was a truly magical place that has it all. A wonderful m... Read more
from Brighton, Colorado
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We were looking for an off the beaten path experience and we found more than we could have hoped for at Rio Perdido. We were greeted by Eric and his beautiful smile in the parking area - we connected with him immediately and he made us feel very welcome. Then we sat down with Emmanuel, who told us about our options while staying at Rio Perdido. Eric then took us to our bungalow and where we received a hand made "candy card" with wonderful chocolates in celebration of our 31st Anniversary! We wer... Read more
from Roseville
Submitted on 29-08-2016
The unpaved road was worth the drive to our reward paradise in the jungle. The staff treated us like celebrities from the moment we checked in and throughout our stay. Their service was genuinely hospitable and they went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The amenities are top notch. The property is well maintained and tidy and just beautiful. There was plenty to do (hiking, swimming, rafting, zip lining, enjoying a massage) or simply reading and taking in the sites from ... Read more
from Short Hills, New Jersey
Submitted on 31-08-2016
Our family of 4 just returned home from stunningly beautiful Rio Perdido two days ago. This morning there was a personal email from our favorite desk clerk, Laura, asking how our 13 year old's ear infection was feeling. This email was the topping on a 3 night stay replete with personal, attentive, caring service. From calling us by our names throughout our stay, a completely pampering reception experience, a complementary watermelon and a body spritz service at the pool, fun lessons on making... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 01-09-2016
My boyfriend and just returned from an amazing trip to Costa Rica. We spent 4 nights on the coast at the Riu Palace and 3 nights at the Rio Perdido. While we enjoyed our time at the Riu, it definitely does not compare to the magic of the Rio Perdido. As other travelers have mentioned the road leading up to this resort is a bit rough but honestly that is part of the adventure and it really wasn't that bad compared to other roads we traveled during our time in Costa Rica. We hope the road stay... Read more
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-09-2016
We have just returned from Costa Rica and while we were there, we stayed three nights at Rio Perdido. We are a family of four and we all absolutely loved it! The entrance road is quite a challenge due to the terrain, but if you have driven around Costa Rica for any length of time, you come to expect this, but a 4X4 is required. Once you have arrived, the staff are all very welcoming and cannot do enough for you. They offer you a juice sat in the wonderful open air restaurant with monkeys in the ... Read more
Submitted on 07-09-2016
My husband and I had an absolutely incredible four days at Rio Perdido! It's the perfect mix of adventure (beautiful hiking, zip-lining through the canyon, really unique white-water tubing) and total relaxation. The hotel is nestled in the middle of a beautiful, lush green forest and it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. Sitting in the hammocks on the porch of your bungalow and staring our into the forest really put us into vacation mode quickly. There's tons of awesome wildlife (two sp... Read more
Submitted on 28-09-2016
A magical and unique place where nothing is left to chance. Friendliness and a dedication to service. The facilities will seamlessly with the environment; excellent food and good prices. And the best: the surrounding nature and for the enjoyment of all the senses at any time of day.
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 02-10-2016
Went there for the weekend. The experience was great, thermal waters and service really do the trick. Unfortunately been having a really bad experience with their accounting department. They haven't, after a week and a lot of calls, been able to reverse the $150.00 deposit of voucher that we did while staying at the hotel. We did the check out and we're told that was done inmiadiatly and still waiting for the issue to be resolved. I would gladly recommend this place but remember, don't op... Read more
from Stirling, Australia
Submitted on 03-10-2016
The natural setting with the rivers meeting, and views of up to 5 volcanoes are incredible, especially with the stunning sunsets and stars on a clear night. There are a number of activities to do here and the staff are absolutely wonderful, genuine and professional, some of the nicest Ticos I have met in a few years of living and working in Costa Rica.
from Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Submitted on 04-10-2016
One of many of costa ricas unique finds. The property is remote (the road gets worse and worse till you get there, might need 4x4 if raining a lot) but it's worth the drive. Once there you can relax in tropical bliss. The rooms are comfy and have all the basic luxuries one could want (tv, AC, Wifi, king bed, porch with hammocks, nice bath products, towels, linens, etc). The customer service is impeccable both at the hotel and the restaurant. The hot springs are perfect and the thermal river is b... Read more
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Rio Perdido it's a magical place, they have an outstanding service, everyone it's worried about the guest experience and all the time are trying hard so you feel like in home, and they really do it very good!! The property has an enviable environment, one thing is more unbelievable than the other, the mountains, the thermal waters, the union of the 2 rivers. Thanks for giving my family a vacation that will last forever in our lives
from India
Submitted on 10-10-2016
It was just great to spend a weekend at Rio Perdido. The property is beatiful, the rooms are very confortable, the customer service was really professional, the facilities were clean and well maintained. We could not enjoy very much the hot springs due to the rainy season but the rest was quite nice. The zip line thru the canyon was really beautiful. The only suggestion would be to improve the food.
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 12-10-2016
My wife and I stayed at Rio Perdido for six days and, without question, it was the best vacation we've ever had. You really experience Costa Rica's incredible hospitality first-hand at Rio Perdido. Since it's in a bit of a remote location, we only left the property once when we took a catamaran sunset tour from Coco Beach (see my review in No Limit Adventures CR). Otherwise, we did most activities that Rio Perdido offers: white water tubing (Martinez is hilarious), zip lining, hiking (Jonathan i... Read more
from Seattle, WA
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Getting there is a challenge, but once there, it's a magical, special place. The cabanas are modern, clean, and absolutely gorgeous inside. Waterfall showers, every amenity you can imagine. The staff is first class, from darling Emanuel at the front desk, to Anna in the gift shop, which they call the work shop, to (my zip line guides) Poncho and Mickey- very conscientious, but hilarious! I was here for my 60th birthday, yes, by myself, and they never made me feel weird. A lot of people travel so... Read more
Submitted on 18-10-2016
We had a wonderful stay at Rio Perdido. The staff was amazing - they are very helpful and go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. We had so much fun hiking, white water tubing and ziplining. Would highly recommend if you are looking for an active vacation!
Submitted on 20-10-2016
This trip was one of the most magical and breathtaking experiences ever. I came here with my mom as we were visting a family member who lived in Costa Rica. We were picked up by a bus in San Jose which drove us up to Rio Perdido. Upon arrival we were given wrist bands and told to change into swimming attire. Our tour guide later took us on a hike down to the rain forest, where we would soon see the beautiful volcanic thermal hot springs. we got to enjoy a nice warm swim in these waters with AMA... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 21-10-2016
I have been in a lot of places in my life and words can't describe this place. The road is a little challenging but the rewards at the end of it are great. The river, the rooms, the food and the service make the hotel a great place to relax with family and your couple. The rooms are set in the middle of the jungle where you can hear the monkeys, see butterflies, etc. Also are well equipped with a little a fridge and a mini bar at request. Call relax and enjoy!!
from Dallas
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Never been zip lining before but now that I've done it I can't wait to do it again! Rio Perdido was crazy. Zip lines went through the canyon and over the forest. Trazan swing over a waterfall. Climbing up the sides of cliffs. But it was the guides who made it fun. Maybe they sensed our nerves but they were so cool. We had Martinez, Juan as our zip pitcher and catcher. We also had a photographer they send with and I can't remember his name but he was hilarious. The whole time they were j... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Hidden gem. We loved our stay. First stop in Costa Rica. Very relaxing. Not a ton to do but the perfect amount for us. Thermal river was unique Gorgeous hikes. Food was very good. Loved the cucumber avocado soup and all the salad dressings. Service was very attentive-- special shout out to Steven , Christian , mikail, marlon and everyone ! I love architecture and I was blown away ! Simple simple but spectacular!!! Only there two nights but coulda stayed for several more. Beds super com... Read more
from East Williston, New York
Submitted on 05-11-2016
From the moment we walked in to Rio Perdido, we were treated like family. The people, service, food, accommodations, and property were outstanding. Rio Perdido is a combination of relaxation and activity, both of which can be balanced to your own desire and pace. We highly recommend Rio Perdido and would return in a heartbeat.
Submitted on 08-11-2016
I can not think of one bad thing to say about this place! Three nonchemical thermal swimming pools, adventure, peaceful hikes, unbelievable service, private rooms, the list goes on and on. You can go all day or do nothing at all. We have also been surrounded by the beautiful, peaceful howler monkeys since we got here. I really don't know how to describe the amazing way the staff treats you....pampered but not stuffy.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 10-11-2016
My husband and I spent the first portion of our Honeymoon at Rio Perdido and I cannot say more good things about this hotel. The staff went above and beyond, but were not stuffy. Every single one of them were outrageously kind, treated you like family and genuinely seemed to care about the hotel. The thermal swimming pools were glorious. We would go to the pools in the afternoon and there would be 6-8 people, including us, MAX. It was so lovely, especially compared to all inclusive resorts that ... Read more
from Rock Island, United States
Submitted on 11-11-2016
The staff are unbelievably helpful and personable - from day one, they knew us both by name! We feel we have a bunch of new friends and we are looking forward to seeing all of them again next time. We developed great friendships with Emmanuel, Steven, Mario, Luis, Marlon, Erick, Ana, Jonathan, and Daniel. Their attentiveness and customer service skills were second to none! If you want nature up close and an adventurous experience (as adventurous as you want, but it also doesn't have to be) t... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 16-11-2016
My wife and I checked out from Rio Perdido yesterday after a 3 night stay. We're active, in our 40s, and love to enjoy new and different experiences. Since leaving, it's been tough for my wife and I to not use A LOT of superlatives when reflecting on our stay. The highlight is the team at Rio Perdido. They are incredibly hospitable, even for Ticos! They bend over backwards to ensure your every need is taken care of. The setting of a very modern, contemporary designed architecture, set in the "d... Read more
Submitted on 17-11-2016
This place is one of a kind and we will definitely be back. The staff is great and really makes the stay much more pleasant. The surroundings are fantastic, lush rain forest and the sound of the nearby river can be heard from our bungalow. Even monkees hanging from the treetops above. Our favorite was probably the hot springs, we spent hours by the south spring, soaking in the 117 degree mineral water. The activities on site are fun and convenient, we did the zip line and river tubing, I highly ... Read more
from British Columbia, Canada
Submitted on 17-11-2016
My husband and I just spent 3 nights at Rio Perdido - what a special place. To echo what many reviewers said..... don't think about it, just book it. We are in our 40's, active, like adventure but also like to be a pampered a bit, and Rio Perdido nailed that combination for us. The staff is amazing - they make a point of knowing your name and when we left, I actually felt as though we were leaving friends behind. They sincerely want you to have an amazing time. The level of service is excell... Read more
from Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Submitted on 18-11-2016
The MOST BEAUTIFUL Zip-Line I have done. Combination of Zip Lining and Wall Climbing was an AWESOME workout. Mud bath complete with little fish SUPER FUN. Lunch was DELICIOUS. The pools loved the variance of temperatures Change rooms secure and very well kept lot's of fresh towels. Staff very informative from the minute we arrived throughout the whole trip. Cabins moderal extremely clean and furnished nice.
Submitted on 20-11-2016
My husband and I started off our Costa Rica honeymoon here and I am so glad we did. The drive from San Jose was scenic, and worth it. Rio Perdido is tucked back down a private dirt road. When you arrive you are welcomed with a warm greeting from a friendly staff. Each bungalow is set apart giving you privacy. Daily we saw Monkeys outside our room and could hear the river below. The resort has its own activities or you can travel out to do others. The activities offered from the resort are... Read more
Submitted on 20-11-2016
We stayed two nights on our journey through Costa Rica at this resort. What a beautiful resort. Everything was absolutely fantastic. The views, the hot springs, zip lining, tubing in the much in two days. The dinners were some of the best we had. This place has an actual hot spring running through the canyons. It was amazing to sit in the springs and watch the wildlife play in the trees. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. FANTASTIC!!!!
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Simply can't say enough about the hard working, helpful, and enjoyable staff. Consistently went above and beyond to make you feel welcome, relaxed, and safe. Accommodations were clean, spacious, and comfortable. Food was fresh and well prepared, salmon salad and pasta dishes are the way to go, you won't be disappointed. The zip-line (canopy tour) is Top. Notch. The course is diverse, adventurous, beautiful, and the guides are experienced and make you feel safe (and do a great job havin... Read more
from San Francisco
Submitted on 23-11-2016
We absolutely loved Rio Perdido. It was absolutely stunning. The road is difficult, as are most of the roads to really cool and remote hotels. You will need a small SUV at a minimum to get here. I was pleasantly shocked when we entered. The rooms are little individual cottages perched on the hills that are super modern and chic. They even have hammock chairs on the balconies. They have golf carts that take you from your room to the lodge. The lodge is absolutely beautiful with terraces that have... Read more
from California
Submitted on 23-11-2016
I've gone zip-lining a few times before and the course at Rio Perdido is by far my favorite! The course setup is awesome. Instead of just zip-lining from plank to plank, you have to climb ladders built into the rock, swing from one plank to the other, go over the river/canyons -- the views are incredible. The crew made it extremely fun as well! We were fortunate that we were in a smaller group and didn't have any crowds. We ended the experience by going in the hot springs and then washing off i... Read more
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I can't say enough wonderful things about our time at Rio Perdido. Hector was great and welcoming the moment we arrived. I give much credit to many of the staff who said they had only been learning English for a few months but were very proficient. I would recommend staying at least 4 days minimum so you can truly appreciate all the resort has to offer. My husband and I hiked trail 12 almost every day, but over the course of our stay I think we walked about every part of the16 kilometer trail.... Read more
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Certainly not the resort's fault we experienced a hurricane the day after we arrived preventing us from partaking in the tubing and canopy adventure as one platform was ripped away by the water force and downed trees all along the river. However, we did get to explore the beautiful 16km of trails around the property with only some debris and mud. And the hot springs were fantastic the day we arrived but became murky with all the rain from Otto. Grounds are kept immaculate and the area incredib... Read more
from Brownsburg, Indiana
Submitted on 29-11-2016
This place is amazing! From arranging any transportation needs to excursions this place has you covered. Mario at the front desk will make sure your trip is the best. Food, don't plan on going anywhere but here because its the best. Staff is amazing. Hotel Pools are mineral water clean and beautiful. This place is very clean and up to date. Wildlife is everywhere. You really feel like you are staying in the forest because you are (private bungalows on paved paths through the forest). This... Read more
from Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Submitted on 01-12-2016
This is a beautiful facility in the middle of nowhere. Staff was amazingly gracious in a hurricane - a first for Costa rica. I am sure that it is an amazing place when the weather is good. Food was very good. Atmosphere lovely. Cool rooms.
from Eau Claire
Submitted on 04-12-2016
Wow! This place! We were impressed from the moment my parents and I stepped out of our car. We were greeted by Mario and Eric with cool washcloths and refreshing drinks. They took care of our luggage and escorted us to the main lodge to relax while they finished the check-in process. LODGING: Each private cabin is located a short walk from the main lodge. If the walk is too long for you, the staff have a golf cart waiting to drive you to and fro. The small details are what separates this pl... Read more