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Gaia Riverlodge

Riverfront hotel with restaurant, near Five Sisters Falls

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignacio, Belize
  • Gaia Riverlodge was amazing! We spent our 35th anniversary there and couldn't have chosen…

    Jun 20, 2021

  • You arrive to a Wow! So beautiful! The staff, food, rooms, excursions and even the steps…

    Mar 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Lazy river
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Massage/treatment rooms

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Five Sisters Falls - 1 min walk
  • Rio on Pools - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Barton Creek Cave Reserve - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Thousand Foot Falls - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Waterfall View Cabana
  • Mountain View Cabana
  • Waterfall View Suite
  • Garden View Cabana
  • Double Garden View Cabana
  • Riverside Villa
  • Waterfall View Room
  • Double Waterfall View Room


Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignacio, Belize
  • In a national park
  • Five Sisters Falls - 1 min walk
  • Rio on Pools - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Five Sisters Falls - 1 min walk
  • Rio on Pools - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Barton Creek Cave Reserve - 11.6 mi / 18.7 km
  • Thousand Foot Falls - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

Getting around

  • San Ignacio (CYD-Town Airstrip) - 72 min drive
  • Belmopan (BCV-Hector Silva) - 77 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Lazy river
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Gaia Riverlodge Hotel San Ignacio
  • Gaia Riverlodge San Ignacio
  • Gaia Riverlodge Hotel
  • Gaia Riverlodge Hotel
  • Gaia Riverlodge San Ignacio
  • Gaia Riverlodge Hotel San Ignacio

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BZD 428.75 per room (one-way)


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BZD 428.75 per room one-way.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a lazy river and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The place is amazing and the service excellent, only bad note the food in the restaurant can be better!

    Giulietta, 3 night family trip, Jan 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A must go hotel

    A beautiful and nice hotel in the middle of the jungle.

    Gregoire, 3 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing... want to go back!

    Amazing stay! Customer service was personalized and genuine. It’s a small lodge so they get to know you and remember your names. It’s a nice tough to be welcomed by name. The food, most from their onsite organic garden, was delicious!! We wish we would have stayed longer, we didn’t even get to do everything we wanted to do in the area. We took advantage of all the complimentary hikes/ garden tours/ etc. all the transportation guides we had were amazing as well. We learned so much on all our drives to different destinations and even 3 hours all the way back to BZE. We can’t wait to go back! Thanks GAIA!

    Katherine, 2 night trip, Dec 8, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible property managers

    The hotel is a terrible idea for any family wanting to stay there. There website is not consistent in stating their policy with regards to children - if they allow 10 years or 16 years of age. On top of this, the property managers are rude and didnt help me and my family with any alternatives at 9pm at night. I will not recommend this property to anyone.

    2 night family trip, Nov 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A gem of a hotel and a truly unique experience. Beautiful, quiet, clean and comfortable. The private waterfall / beach is as good as it gets. Lots to explore in the area. Definitely recommend renting a car and driving in so it is easier to get in and out. The staff were awesome, thanks Chris for making our stay very memorable.

    4 night romance trip, Apr 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everyone was extremely accommodating. The personnel that provided the garden tour, birding walk and jungle walk were all very knowledgeable and patient in sharing their knowledge and love for what they do. Kudos to Sam, Calbert and Isael. The wait staff in the lodge was awesome. The front desk staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed the towel animal creations that a maid created each day..

    5 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Gaia Riverlodge has no peer for those who want to simply disconnect, relax, and enjoy nature. The environment is mindboggling, the facilities are amazing. And the food and drinks are worth the trip. Surprisingly enough there is a great many interesting things to do in the local area for those who are not content basking in the sun and enjoying the waterfalls with a fresh marguerite. The Riverlodge staff will make you feel like family!

    6 night family trip, Mar 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love this property! Relaxing and romantic! The waterfalls in the property was amazing! It even has lunch and beverage service!

    4 night romance trip, Feb 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paradise off the beaten path!

    Very impressed with everything at this lodge. Service was impeccable! Setting is superb to say the least. Paradise in the middle of nowhere. One of the best accommodations we have ever stayed at.

    Daniel, 3 night family trip, Feb 22, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This resort lacks heart. It's in a nice area and the pics look great but you just don't feel the energy here that you feel at other Jungle lodges in Belize. I've traveled here a bunch. I'd recommend Ian Anderson's, Mystic River and Sleeping Giant over Gaia River Lodge. If you want more info please hit me up.

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 17, 2019

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