Gaïa Riverlodge

Gaïa Riverlodge stands as a wonderful getaway in the jungles of Belize, in the midst of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve with lots of natural wonders around like the five perfect waterfalls that the lodge draws its name from. Cabanas here are private, cozy, and rustic and the lodge offers lots of activities and tours to guests.

Set in Central Belize, 48.2 miles west of Hopkins, Gaïa Riverlodge is a great choice for guests who are thinking about staying in this part of Belize. The center of San Ignacio is ten miles (16 kilometers) to the northwest.


Gaïa Riverlodge features a series of cabanas made of local hardwood, palmetto sticks, varnished mahogany, and bay leaf thatched roofs. All cabanas are well screened and each of the beds has mosquito netting over them. The floors are hardwood and the furnishings are locally crafted.

Each cabana has a private bathroom, and showers are warm but not quite hot. Some of the cabanas have baths, verandahs, and hammocks for extra comfort. Accommodations include Standard Cabanas, Luxury Cabanas with beautiful views of the waterfalls, Family Cabanas with two floors and extra beds and a mini-fridge, Junior Suites with views of the waterfalls and extra amenities like a mini-fridge and coffeemaker, and the Riverside Villa, a new villa that is actually two villas connected by an open-air deck. The Riverside Villa includes much more than a standard cabana, including a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, small library, writing desk, hammocks, seating areas, and a picnic table. The smaller is the sleeping cabana with the bedroom and bathroom while the larger cabana contains the kitchen and everything else.

In terms of quality, we've rated this lodge a rating of 3 stars.

Activities and Amenities

Gaïa Riverlodge has Belize's only hydo-powered rainforest tram to easily transport guests to the five waterfalls by the lodge. Guests will also love swimming by Big Rock Waterfall.

There are lots of nature trails around Gaïa Riverlodge, and a guided tour is provided on the medicinal nature trail with a study of over 76 different species of medicinal plants. Other tours available through Gaïa Riverlodge include Xunantunich, Cahal Pech ruins, the Belize Zoo, Altun Ha ruins, Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Blue Hole, the Baboob Sanctuary, and the Panti Medicinal Trails.

For general amenities at the location, check the following list:

  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, it's a good idea to call ahead of time just in case availability varies. To read a comprehensive description about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities that Gaïa Riverlodge offers, click here.


In addition to the on-location dining options, travelers looking for extra culinary variety should also check out the region's other nearby dining selections. Hungry guests will encounter a few solid places to eat within reach. It's worth it to find out if there are suitable options in the area, even though Gaïa Riverlodge does have on-site dining, including Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.


Guests will find lots of interesting sites and attractions within a short distance of Gaïa Riverlodge. One of the closest attractions is Five Sisters Falls, a waterfall.

One closeby area of interest from the lodge is San Ignacio. To maximize what you see and learn during your trip, take a day to travel to a nearby town and some important attractions along the way.

For additional information about what else is near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4024

Secondary Phone: (501) 226-5014



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