Pacuare Paradise: Your Rainforest retreat Awaits

The Rios Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Pacuare River, is the perfect escape from your everyday modern routine. Here you are surrounded by the beauty and splendor of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest, all while enjoying comfortable rooms overlooking the river, private baths, in-room electricity, lighted walkways at night, and sumptuous tropical meals and beverages, including our signature Sangria and robust Costa Rican coffee. Sustainably built using reclaimed wood and totally off the grid with hydroelectric power, our ecolodge is an award-winning model of positive ecotourism.


Popular Activities


Explore the secrets of the rainforest.​ All ages.

Zipline Canopy

Fly over the river & through the canopy.​ Ages 10+


Experience the famous Pacuare River.​ Ages: Upper 6+, Lower 12+


Float down the Pacuare to the Lodge. Ages 10+

how to get to rios lodge

rafting or hiking

Getting here is an adventure! The Rios Lodge is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, on a private rainforest reserve of 1,000 hectares in Limon Province. The lodge sits right beside the pristine Pacuare River and immediately upstream of the beginning of the renowned Pacuare Gorge white water section. There is no vehicle access to the lodge. All guests, staff, and supplies get to the lodge either by raft or by hiking in on foot. Guests can raft into the lodge on the gentler river section, and hike out to avoid the bigger whitewater below the lodge. This is perfect for families with participants too young to raft the lower Pacuare section. Learn more in our FAQ.

Raft to the lodge

Raft the beautiful Pacuare River to get to our remote lodge! For ages 6+ (to lodge) and ages 12+ (departing lodge). 

Hike to the lodge

Hike in the lush rainforest to get to and from our remote eco lodge. For ages 6+, along 1.5km / 0.9mi trail.

Discover the Rios Lodge Difference

Rios Lodge is much more than a great place to stay for a cool Costa Rica adventure vacation! We have sustainability and conservation at the forefront of everything we do. Our mission is to expand conservation partnerships and projects in the Pacuare River Basin, while being regenerative stewards here at the Lodge. We are supporting science projects in the primary rainforest properties, helping to reforest secondary rainforest pasture land, and are developing biodiversity metrics to steward the conservation legacy of Rafael (Rafa) Gallo in the Pacuare River watershed since 1985. 




Guest Reviews

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Yes, it's isolated which is all part of lodge's endearing charm. You can choose to join the guides on their conducted forest walks, including bathing in rock pools, or do your own thing on the local trails.
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Stayed here with my G adventures group. SO MUCH FUN! It was my most favourite thing to do and I also did canyoning, zip wiring, mountain biking and other stuff. The raft guys are also the chefs and work so hard to prepare varied, delicious meals. So impressed and stunning setting too. Go go go!!
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The lodge was beautiful and really comfortable. We had so much fun and loved this part of the trip the most. Would 1000% recommend this if you are going to Costa Rica.
Suzy & Nick
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We just wanted to say what a fabulous stay we had with you. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, rafted in and out and also had a private romantic dinner on the terrace. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food which Luca cooked for us at the private dinner and other meals was outstanding. Our guide Oger was also brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly. Journey in and out was very exciting and lovely breakfast on the way out. We were very sad to leave, an absolutely excellent stay and beautiful location - thank you so much.

AWARDS & Press

Rios Lodge is in the news! We are thrilled to be featured in Forbes and USA Today Outdoors Wire for places to travel responsibly in 2023 and best zipline courses in the world.