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The little cabin was great! It felt secluded in the forest and we enjoyed it very much. The property had great food and service. It was awesome to see Howler monkeys out in the open living near by!

Very modern and beautiful! I did not like the lack of light in some of the thermal walkways or area.

Rio Perdido is easily my favorite place Ive ever been to! Seriously, it is that great. Everything from the amenities to the staff to the nature surrounding you. I cannot say enough good things. I recommend staying at least 2-3 days to be able to enjoy everything they have to offer. Everyone spoke good english, the staff were all friendly, and the tour guides were knowledgeable. The manager was also very accommodating, and even upgraded my room! If you love nature, you have to come visit. The hot spring river is to die for, the walking and biking trails are world class, they have amazing zip lines and views, and even saw some monkeys hanging out in the trees. Overall, this is a bucket list place to visit for sure

This place was by far the nicest place I’ve stayed at in Costa Rica! The thermal river was such an amazing experience! There trails right there you can hike. Howler monkeys were literally having breakfast with us! Most amazing experience hands down!!!

Amazing place and amazing people. Had a great time staying there. Thermal river was an amazing! You defiantly don't want to miss out on the zip-line and the tubing adventure if you stay here

Must see and do! The road in is sketchy, just keep going you'll get there and it is so worth it. Monkeys and mud baths and thermal rivers and exploring and posh dining and healing. Get some!

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.

San Bernardo de Bagaces Fortuna Guanacaste

Hotel highlights

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

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River places you 11 mi (17.7 km) from Miravalles Volcano. This 20-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and free breakfast.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River's 20 air-conditioned rooms provide patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with digital channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water.


Property features

Guests of Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a health club. There's free parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this hot springs hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

East Bungalow

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Center Bungalow King

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Center Bungalow Queen

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples

The little cabin was great! It felt secluded in the forest and we enjoyed it very much. The property had great food and service. It was awesome to see Howler monkeys out in the open living near by!

By on Jan 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2020

Thank you very much for visiting us, Your feedback is very important to us, We hope to see you soon, Regards,

5
Partner Couples

Very modern and beautiful! I did not like the lack of light in some of the thermal walkways or area.

By on Nov 27, 2019

5
Family

Rio Perdido is easily my favorite place Ive ever been to! Seriously, it is that great. Everything from the amenities to the staff to the nature surrounding you. I cannot say enough good things. I recommend staying at least 2-3 days to be able to enjoy everything they have to offer. Everyone spoke good english, the staff were all friendly, and the tour guides were knowledgeable. The manager was also very accommodating, and even upgraded my room! If you love nature, you have to come visit. The hot spring river is to die for, the walking and biking trails are world class, they have amazing zip lines and views, and even saw some monkeys hanging out in the trees. Overall, this is a bucket list place to visit for sure

By on Feb 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your comments, Rio Perdido will be waiting for you and your friends.

5
Everyone

This place was by far the nicest place I’ve stayed at in Costa Rica! The thermal river was such an amazing experience! There trails right there you can hike. Howler monkeys were literally having breakfast with us! Most amazing experience hands down!!!

By on Feb 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

Thank you very much for your message! The fauna is part of this magic place.

5
Everyone

Amazing place and amazing people. Had a great time staying there. Thermal river was an amazing! You defiantly don't want to miss out on the zip-line and the tubing adventure if you stay here

By on Feb 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 5, 2019

It is true, Rio Perdido is adventure. Thank you for your comment.

5
Everyone

Must see and do! The road in is sketchy, just keep going you'll get there and it is so worth it. Monkeys and mud baths and thermal rivers and exploring and posh dining and healing. Get some!

By on Jun 8, 2018

5

excellent ziplining.

Everyone

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

By , from Allen, Tx on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2017

Thank you very much for your comment

4
Everyone

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

By on Apr 3, 2017

5

beautiful hotel in a perfect setting!

Everyone

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.

By , from Des Moines, IA on Dec 15, 2016

5

this was a gem.

Everyone

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.

By on Jul 30, 2016

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