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1 room, 2 adults

Gaia Riverlodge

3.5-star3.5 stars
Mountain Pine Ridge, San Ignacio, Belize

Riverfront hotel with restaurant, near Five Sisters Falls
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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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.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • You arrive to a Wow! So beautiful! The staff, food, rooms, excursions and even the steps…Mar 2, 2020
  • The place is amazing and the service excellent, only bad note the food in the restaurant…Jan 1, 2020

Gaia Riverlodge

from Rs15,350
  • 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

What’s around Gaia Riverlodge


  • In a national park
  • Five Sisters Falls - 1 min walk
  • Rio on Pools - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • Barton Creek Cave Reserve - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Thousand Foot Falls - 13 mi / 20.9 km

Getting around

  • San Ignacio (CYD-Town Airstrip) - 80 min drive
  • Belmopan (BCV-Hector Silva) - 81 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

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.
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

Travelling with others


  • 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

Payment types at the property

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.

Gaia Riverlodge’s 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


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.

Optional extras

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

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.

FAQs for Gaia Riverlodge

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gaia Riverlodge?
    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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Gaia Riverlodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Gaia Riverlodge?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Gaia Riverlodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Gaia Riverlodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Gaia Riverlodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is BZD 428.75 per room one-way.
  • What is there to do at Gaia Riverlodge and nearby?
    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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 22 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A must go hotel
A beautiful and nice hotel in the middle of the jungle.
Gregoire, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
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.
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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..
us5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love this property! Relaxing and romantic! The waterfalls in the property was amazing! It even has lunch and beverage service!
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night family trip
Poor 2.0
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.
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean, super friendly and helpful staff. Food is above average considering where the lodge is located. Drove from Belize city and GPS had us go to San Ignacio before turning to lodge. Take turn to Barton Creek much better road. Swimming area is at the basr of Five Sisters Falls in the river. Very peaceful. Would go back. Ask for Rudy as a guide when taking tours.
us4 night trip with friends

Gaia Riverlodge