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Rio Perdido

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a great time. Very good ziplining team, good food, great atmosphere.

Hotel was professionally run staff was excellent. Facility was well kept. However the road to the hotel was very very bad you could easily have a flat tire or lose an oil pan . This is nothing a few days with a road grader wouldn't cure. I am surprised that the owner wouldn't invest in improving this road. During my visit to Costa Rica I traveled in and around Monte Verde and Arenal and saw some bad roads but this was the worst. Thanks Jim

My family and I (wife & 3 kids, 10, 14, 17) stayed here for 3 nights and it was great. It is very quiet (only 20 rooms total) with an on-site, open air restaurant. The food was excellent and the staff was terrific for the entire stay (they all learned our names very quickly once on site). If you enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, zip-lines, mountain biking, river tubing) this place is wonderful. Be aware that it does require a decent amount of mobility to get around the grounds so if you don't like hiking/walking this likely isn't the place for you. It isn't the easiest place to get to but it isn't terrible either and the drive is worth the destination. The thermal swimming pools were beautiful, the river gorge and thermal spring was great, and the scenery was some of the best I have every seen. It is warm and humid, bring a few extra sets of clothes to change into for each day (there is laundry service available for $), some good hiking shoes, bug spray, swimsuit, and your sense of adventure.

This place is a bit remote, you're not going to "walk" into town here. But you really have no need to. There are only 20 rooms and the service is 5 star. With three pools, spa, restaurant and various adventure packages on the property, I didn't feel the need to go outside of the resort. The zip-ling and tubing were great fun and SOOO beautiful. I stayed here two nights after visiting other areas of Costa Rica. Next time I'd stay at least one additional night to just hang by the pool and enjoy the spa. I almost hate to say it...but I recommend highly.

The rooms and grounds are great (keep in mind it is arrid here). The thermal Springs were a great way to begin and end our days. This place is great if you want activity, great if you just want to lay around. The food is particularly good, drinks are made fresh, etc. we were impressed!

We loved this resort. It was beautiful and a great relief from the stress and the grind of the city. I loved the thermal river. I wish they focused more on local food as their Costa Rican food was much better than the Americanized food. Other than that it, was perfect.

Great place for couples or family. Friendly staff throughout the entire stay. Plenty of activities and nice towns nearby. We used our rented car every day. Everything was great only things I can say to consider are the wifi didn't reach in our room and the lunch and dinner menu are the same every day.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Rio Perdido places you 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This 20-room, 4-star hotel has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and free breakfast. Miravalles Volcano is 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the hotel, which is on the riverwalk.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 20 air-conditioned rooms provide patios, iPod docks, and sofa beds. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with digital channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers.

Property features

Guests of Rio Perdido have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a health club. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this hot springs hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee/tea in a common area.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 735 reviews