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Rio Perdido - Thermal Canyon & Adventure Park

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Located in:
Bagaces, Guanacaste
Starting at $240 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

The natural hot springs at the Rio Perdido Hotel allow guests to surround themselves with the sounds of the jungle as they rejuvenate both mind and spirit.


Tropical rainforest around Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River
Tropical rainforest around Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

Seek Relaxation and Adventure at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

Are you looking for an authentic Costa Rica vacation that lets you stay close to the jungle while also providing unique comforts you can’t get anywhere else? If so, head to Guanacaste and book your stay at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River, a cozy set of 30 bungalows nestled in a unique dwarf forest. The hotel is located in Bagaces, within the Tenorio & Miravalles Volcano Area.

Rio Perdido Hotel is nicely secluded, so you’ll have to travel a bit to reach it, but this just adds to the experience once you arrive! At approximately 215 kilometers (134 miles) north of the San José International Airport (SJO), you can take a domestic flight to Liberia, which is just an hour’s drive away from the hotel.

The hotel is well-known for its focus on sustainable tourism, which is just one reason why it’s one of Costa Rica’s best eco lodges. In addition to the beautiful natural surroundings, from the lush jungle to picturesque gorge to the towering waterfalls, rooms are designed to minimize environmental impact, and hotel profits go toward efforts to protect Costa Rica’s unique habitats. The hotel allows people from all over the world to experience the “lost river” without having a harmful impact on this little section of paradise.

One way in which the Rio Perdido incorporates the majesty of nature into the hotel itself is through the thermal river, which is accessible to guests who desire the once-in-a-lifetime experience of taking a dip in a natural hot spring. Soothe your body and mind in these volcanically heated waters, or enjoy a relaxing trip to the hotel spa, followed by a delicious meal of authentic Costa Rican cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

Guests seeking a more active vacation and the full ‘Pura Vida’ experience can also take advantage of the hotel’s prime location for more than 20 miles of hiking trails. Other activities accessible from the hotel include relaxing cliff-side yoga and adrenaline pumping mountain biking, white water rafting, and zip-lining.

Key Features

Yoga deck at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River
Yoga deck at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River
  • Natural hot springs in the property
  • 600-acre reserve with 30 bungalows
  • 20 plus miles of hiking trails
  • Wide variety of exciting outdoor activities
  • Yoga sessions available
  • Open air restaurant and bar concept
  • Wildlife viewing
Starting at $240 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Cable TV
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Hot Springs
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center


Rio Perdido - Thermal Canyon & Adventure Park
Costa Rica´s unique hot river canyon, set in a 600-acre reserve. Forest bungalows immersed in nature. True wellness and adventure.


King room at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River
King room at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

The rooms at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River consist of 30 bungalows designed with a unique mix of modern stylings and sustainability practices. The interiors feature natural materials like wood and rope accents alongside concrete floors and stainless steel surfaces, reflecting the careful balance between the natural and manmade worlds that is embodied by the hotel.

Bungalows feature spacious interiors surrounded by windows, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the views of the jungle, or to draw the curtains for privacy as needed. All rooms are outfitted with private bathrooms with showers, flat-screen or projection TVs, and free WiFi for guest convenience. Bungalows come in three different styles: East, Center King, and Center Queen.

East Bungalows

East Bungalows come with a pair of twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king bed, as well as a trundle bed. The rooms are especially versatile for people traveling solo or in a small group, and can accommodate both couples and parents traveling with a single child.

Amenities include a work desk, access to an elevated terrace with an outdoor hammock, an in-room coffee station, a minifridge, and spacious closet. Bathrooms have lighted makeup mirrors, sandblasted windows for maximum privacy and ceramic tile and glass accents.

Center Bungalow King

The lush surrounding forest is on full display through the floor-to-ceiling windows featured in the Center Bungalow King. Steel and copper finishes accent singed wood walls treated with a Japanese burning technique that gives them a modern look you have to see to believe!

The King Center bungalows have a king bed and two twins, making them the ideal choice for families or groups. At 750 square feet, the bungalows are spacious and come with a side-by-side outdoor shower within a steel shell for 100% privacy. Bungalows also include a terrace with hammock and AV system with roll-away, high-definition projector plus pull-down screen and sound bar.

Center Bungalow Queen

Queen Center bungalows have two queen beds making them a perfect choice for friends or families. Like the Center Bungalow King rooms, this layout also features floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a panoramic view of the forest, as well as interiors furnished with warm wood tones and a volcanic rock floor to provide a more immersive experience.

At similar size to the Center King Bungalow rooms and double the size of the East Bungalows, they also come with double private outdoor showers, a spacious terrace, and an AV system consisting of a high-definition projector, pull-down screen, and sound bar.

Starting at $240 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Nearby Attractions for Those Seeking Adventure

One of the greatest benefits of staying at the Rio Perdido Hotel isn’t the incredibly relaxing hotel itself. Instead, step outside for amazing opportunities to experience the nearby Costa Rican jungle and waterways like never before!

Tubing Adventure at Rio Negro

Experience the beauty of the Rio Negro on a White Water Tubing Adventure Tour. The trip begins at the base of the Victoria Waterfall, where everyone gets their own rafting tube and a rundown on safety instructions, making the tour suitable even for total beginners.

As you progress down the Rio Negro, you’ll have the chance to take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding jungle. Take scenic photographs of the jungle and other dense foliage along the riverbank, or look up to the treetops for a chance to spot native species of birds and monkeys overhead.

This thrilling adventure is 2.5 hours of fun on the crystal clear rapids and perfect for families or adrenaline junkies.

Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

Whether you’re an animal lover or you just enjoy the chance to get outdoors and have an active vacation, you can’t go wrong with the Nature Day Tour of Rincón de la Vieja!

Traverse this sprawling national park in the heart of Guanacaste alongside a naturalist guide who will walk 3.5 kilometers with you pointing out the best sights, from wildlife encounters to incredible views.

This 5-hour one-day trip allows you to enjoy multiple scenic locations, including the Santa Maria and Rincón de la Vieja Volcanoes, a waterfall, and the Pacific Ocean, followed up by a rejuvenating soak in the Rio Negro Hot Springs and Mud Baths. Finish the tour with lunch at La Hacienda Restaurant.

Liberia: One-Day Waterfalls Expedition with Lunch

The Guanacaste province is known for its incredible natural landscapes, and there are few better ways to experience this than on the One-Day Waterfalls Expedition Tour in Liberia.

This 7-hour tour takes you to three different waterfalls and a hot spring with hikes in between. Visit the double, sky blue Chorreras Waterfalls, swim in the clear pool at Victoria Waterfall, lay back at the Rio Negro Hot Springs and marvel at the 82 foot tall Oropendola Waterfall and its turquoise pool.

The tour also includes a buffet lunch so you can sample authentic Costa Rica dishes in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Tours Offered

Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $240 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Tenorio & Miravalles Volcano Map
Tenorio & Miravalles Volcano Map
Rio Perdido - Thermal Canyon & Adventure Park is 4 kilometers south of San Bernardo de Bagaces
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