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 travelers who want to stay in this part 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.

This lodge has been given a rating of 3 stars from Caribya! with respect to overall style, furnishings, and ambience. You can learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they tend to be lower than ratings from Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

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 activities and amenities available to guests, check out the following list:

  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you don't want any surprises upon arrival, don't hesitate to call with questions since the specifics tend to change. Visit this page to navigate to our in-depth description about the recreation and activities that Gaïa Riverlodge has to offer.


Besides what's available on-location, guests looking to find extra culinary variety might also think about some of the area's other local restaurants. Visitors staying at Gaïa Riverlodge will discover at least one restaurant in the vicinity. It's never a bad idea to check out the nearby restaurant, even though Gaïa Riverlodge offers dining of its own, including Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.


Guests will encounter numerous attractions near Gaïa Riverlodge. One of the nearest examples is Five Sisters Falls, an interesting waterfall.

One closeby area of interest from the lodge is San Ignacio. To maximize what you see and learn during your trip, have yourself a side trip to a neighboring city to see what else the country has to offer.

To see the full article about what's near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4024

Secondary Phone: (501) 226-5014



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