Gaia Riverlodge – San Ignacio, Belize
Perched atop the magnificent Five-Sisters Waterfalls in Belize’s famed secluded Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, GAÏA Riverlodge, named aptly for the Greek goddess of Earth and the mother of life and all creation, will fulfill its promise to reconnect you to your most authentic and adventurous self.
An hour jeep ride from the more populous San Ignacio area, guests can recharge in their private and spacious cabanas to the waterfall’s sounds. Enjoy the rainforest’s intimacy with its native birds, butterflies, and remarkable flora, set amongst the pink and orange glow of the setting sun.
Remote, private and sustainable by design, we are a proudly Green Globe Award certified hotel. We operate on hydropower and offer an electric tram to transports guests from the lodge to the river. Most of our fruits and vegetables are also farmed on-site by local staff in our Mayan organic garden.
The histories of ancient Maya abound in every cave, archeological site, and preserved artifact. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience our Belizean treasure and grasp how infinitely generous nature can be.
- Complimentary full breakfast a-la-carte
- Complimentary tropical welcome cocktail
- Complimentary private access to the Five Sisters Waterfall
- Complimentary Hydro-powered mini-tram from the lodge to the waterfall
- Complimentary early morning jungle walk
- Complimentary early morning bird watching tour
- Complimentary access to nature trail
- Complimentary private tour of the Maya organic garden
- Complimentary use of mountain bikes
- Complimentary fun night time bonfire with story telling and marshmallow roasting
- Complimentary parking on site
- Other nature & birding walks
- Natural swimming ponds
- Curated tours to Maya sites, caves and surrounding activities.
- Transportation from airports ($)
- Full service restaurant
- Full service bar
- Gift shop
- Matouk & Frette linens
- Wi-Fi (restaurant area)
- Children 10+ are welcome
With a stay at Gaia Riverlodge in San Ignacio, you’ll be 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Five Sisters Falls and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Rio on Pools. This eco-friendly hotel is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Barton Creek Cave Reserve and 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from Thousand Foot Falls.
Make yourself at home in one of the 18 individually decorated guestrooms. Your bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries, and bathrobes. Conveniences include safes and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Treat yourself with massages and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
At Gaia Riverlodge, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Five Sisters Falls – 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Big Rock Waterfalls – 1.7 km / 1 mi
Bol’s Cave Museum – 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
Rio on Pools – 15.8 km / 9.8 mi
Barton Creek Cave Reserve – 18.7 km / 11.6 mi
Butterfly Falls and Pool – 21.7 km / 13.5 mi
Thousand Foot Falls – 21.7 km / 13.5 mi
Belize Botanical Gardens – 21.7 km / 13.5 mi
Ajaw Chocolate & Crafts – 30.7 km / 19.1 mi
Green Iguana Conservation Project – 30.7 km / 19.1 mi
San Ignacio Market – 30.7 km / 19.1 mi
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins – 32 km / 19.9 mi
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins – 42.3 km / 26.3 mi
Maya Biosphere Reserve – 46.9 km / 29.1 mi
Actun Tunichil Muknal Archaeological Reserve – 49.4 km / 30.7 mi
The nearest airports are:
San Ignacio (CYD-Town Airstrip) – 39.7 km / 24.7 mi
Belmopan (BCV-Hector Silva) – 49 km / 30.5 mi
The preferred airport for Gaia Riverlodge is Philip S. W. Goldson Intl. Airport (BZE).