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.

Located in Central Belize, 48.2 miles west of Hopkins, Gaïa Riverlodge happily welcomes tourists interested in staying in this section of Belize. It is 10.0 miles southeast of the center of San Ignacio.


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.

Considering its overall quality, we have 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.

To view general amenities on the property, check out the list below:

  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, because these details are always in flux, it's best to contact the lodging if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. Visit this page to navigate to an in-depth description about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities that Gaïa Riverlodge has to offer.


Outside of the on-location dining, guests hoping for further culinary variety should also check out some of the other nearby restaurants. Vacationers who stay at Gaïa Riverlodge will find at least one restaurant beyond the property. It may be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurant, even though Gaïa Riverlodge has dining of its own, including Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.


There are lots of interesting sites and attractions located near Gaïa Riverlodge. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Five Sisters Falls, a waterfall.

One of the nearest areas of interest from the lodge is San Ignacio. For a fun way to fill your day, take a side trip to a nearby town to familiarize yourself with new sounds and sights.

For the full discussion of other destinations and attractions near Gaïa Riverlodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4024

Secondary Phone: (501) 226-5014



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