Gaia Riverlodge Resort
Located in the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Gaïa Riverlodge is one of Belize’s most celebrated ecotourist destinations. Inspired by the property’s natural beauty, the resort overlooks spectacular waterfalls located right on the grounds of the lodge. The sparkling clear water of the nearby river, the shimmering spray of the falls and the contrasting green of the forest are accentuated by the lodge’s beautiful landscaping, which showcases a wide array of indigenous bushes and trees, flowers and orchids.
Gaïa Riverlodge ensures easy access to our gorgeous waterfalls either by simply walking down the stairs or by means of Belize’s only hydro-powered rain forest tram. Once you arrive at the freshwater pools, the fun begins! You can swim in the clear waters of the river that’s just a stone’s throw away from your cabana, or relax in the sun on our tiny river-island retreat.
Perhaps best of all, the lodge’s central location makes touring Belize easy. Many of Belize’s most sought-after attractions, such as the country’s Mayan ruins, are just a day trip away. Plus, the area offers a tantalizing array of activities, from zip-lining and cave exploration, to horseback riding on wilderness trails and boating along a local river.
Gaia Riverlodge Accommodations
Perched atop the edge of a valley overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls, Gaïa Riverlodge offers a choice of 16 beautifully appointed private cabanas ranging in size and location. With design features that include Belizean hardwoods, traditional bay leaf thatched roofs and richly varnished mahogany interiors, each cabana is fully screened for comfort, and features panoramic windows or a private veranda with hammock, ceiling fans, a bathroom decorated with hand-painted Mexican tiles, beds with pillow top mattresses for a great night’s sleep, and Matouk and Frette linens.
Transfers from and to Belize City, Belmopan, San Ignacio or Placencia and other towns can be arranged. Please inquire.
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Gaia Riverlodge Tours
Gaïa Riverlodge provides the perfect base from which to explore Belize’s natural wonders. With wonderful views of both the falls and the surrounding jungle forest reserve, the lodge invites you to sit back, breathe deep, and relax to the sound of cascading water. The treetops are alive with bird activity, and bird watchers enjoy spotting species unique to this habitat, such as the Acorn Woodpecker, as well as the regular visitors like Orioles, Oropendolas, and Kites. At the falls and along our trails, you will also see a spectacular display of over 450 species of orchids, palmettos, bromeliads and other exotic plants while butterflies dance above.
Adventurous tours include guided excursions to Caracol, Belize’s largest Mayan ruin, hiking or biking along the many trails that wind throughout the surrounding Pine Forest Reserve, or horseback riding through the jungle to visit many of the area’s Mayan plazas and caves. The adventures continue with canoeing, zip-lining, cave tubing and repelling.
Gaia Riverlodge Dining
Located directly above the falls, the Gaïa Riverlodge restaurant and lounge offer spectacular views. The expansive veranda that wraps around the building is ideal for watching the morning sunrise or enjoying cocktails before dinner at the lodge’s cozy bar.
After a day of adventure, relax in a romantic atmosphere in a lamp-lit dining room and enjoy delicious local Belizean dishes and international cuisine prepared by our skilled chefs using produce from our very own organic garden as well as other locally grown fruits and vegetables, and seafood from the nearby Caribbean Sea.
Breakfast choices include Continental, American, Belizean and Mayan options. Fresh fruit, assorted cheeses, eggs, cereal and yogurt are all available.
Our lunch menu offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, and local Belizean fajitas and enchiladas.
The Lodge’s dinner menu highlights fresh local vegetables, seafood, beef and chicken, all prepared with a Belizean twist!