Groups & Retreats

Groups & Retreats Thrive at Rios Lodge

Unique Experiences for Groups

Rios Lodge is delighted to offer custom packages for groups and special events. These include weddings, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties, retreats, corporate events, teambuilding, and more. Group discounts kick in for groups with 8 or more guests. Our all new EcoHostel group lodging is perfect for some groups, whereas other groups and families might prefer to stay in our deluxe rooms. It’s your event – choose the lodging that works best for your group.

You can also rent out the entire lodge for your event. Get exclusive use of the entire property for your group, and personalized guide service. This can include catered meals, adventure activity add ons, specialist guides, for example birding naturalists, team building facilitators, and more.

Tree-planting for Groups:  Be part of reforesting the Pacuare River rainforest. Only currently available for groups.

Tell us about your Group or Retreat here. 

We have been serving school and university groups since Rios Lodge was first established by Rios Tropicales. The lodge is the ideal location for scientific research, conservation projects, and experiential education programs. We have a long history of serving youth from age 12 through university level masters and PhD programs.  

Many wedding parties will book out the entire Rios Lodge and have access to all Lodge amenities, take over the restaurant (customizing a menu), and have privacy and seclusion for their group. Photography and additional services can be coordinated with the Rios Lodge staff. Other wedding parties reserve a block of rooms and enjoy a variety of personalized and group meals and activities. Plan ahead as there are limited dates for reserving the entire lodge, and popular high season dates can book up quickly. Explore Costa Rica wedding packages. 

Rios Lodge adventure stays make for incredible, memorable bachelor and bachelorette parties. We have everything you need to celebrate with your friends on this special occasion. Choose from one of the Basic Lodge Stay packages for 2, 3, or 4 nights, either hiking in or rafting in. (Most bachelor and bachelorette groups choose the Pacuare white water rafting option). We’ll work with your group to create customized adventure activities, special meals, optional massage packages, and festive add-ons like salsa dancing lessons on the river view pavilion.

The Rios Lodge is a great venue for family retreats as it caters to all ages. Grandparents enjoy time birdwatching and reading books on the decks while kids enjoy swimming in the waterfall pools, plunging down the natural waterslide or ziplining, above the Lodge. We encourage guests to be age 6 or above. We have found that this minimum age allows parents and guests to fully enjoy the Lodge property and amenities. We can group families within one area of the Lodge and provide private guided experiences.

Rios Lodge is an excellent venue for a corporate retreat or incentive trips. We have the ability to segregate a group within their own building to facilitate a more intimate experience within the larger Lodge setting. We will design your corporate trip itinerary specific to your timing needs and physical capability of your group. We can incorporate a number of adventure elements that all people can participate in or have a higher adventure component that is catered more to a physically fit group.

Rios Lodge provides customized team building programs for corporations, organizations, and other groups with internationally recognized corporate trainers deeply experienced in adventure team building and organizational behavior and development.

Team building is recognized as one of the most important methods of businesses to train personnel, improve service, develop future leaders, build internal cohesion, and remain competitive in the marketplace. Leaders understand that to excel means developing and encouraging the potential of their employees.

We will design your team building course specific to your timing needs and physical capability of your team. We can incorporate a number of adventure elements that all people can participate in or have a higher adventure component that is catered more to a physically fit team.

Kayaking  the Pacuare River in Costa Rica - John Hefti at Rios LodgeRios Lodge is an amazing place to stay while getting to paddle the world renowned Pacuare River.  Rated one of the world’s best rivers by National Geographic, we are happy to help paddling groups achieve their dream of paddling this tropical gem and mixing it in with a stay at our award-winning, authentic ecolodge.

The roots of Rios Lodge run deep in paddling. Founded by Rafael Gallo and his childhood friends Fernando Esquivel and Jimmy Nixon, these guys were all about kayaking and rafting. We are now able to help groups source rental kayaking gear. Fill out our group inquiry form and let’s start your trip planning! Gear is limited, and paddlers must be advanced in skills. Note: All paddling groups also require a skilled kayaking guide for this river, which is part of our group rental packages.

Learn more about the Pacuare River on this Pacuare River rafting page.
Read more about our Rios Lodge History and Pacuare River History information. 

Many people view yoga retreats as a way to rejuvenate, create introspection and healing, and provide a nurturing experience for themselves. The Rios Lodge helps you unplug and focus on these important elements. Guided by internationally acclaimed yoga instructors, these retreats offer deep immersion into the benefits of yoga within an extraordinary, natural wilderness setting.

Yoga retreats take place in the new groups retreat center within the Lodge grounds. This enables the group to have their own yoga practice area, meditation areas, common areas intimate within the group, and private deluxe rooms or shared ecohostel bunkrooms. Meals are shared experiences within the context of the larger Lodge in the common restaurant area with the rest of the Lodge guests.

In addition to daily yoga and meditation (specific to your instructor and their focus), there are a variety of additional activities that retreat participants can add on to their stay. Learn about our February 2025 Yoga Retreat: Recharge in the Rainforest.

 Carbon Neutral Adventure Travel World Summit 2016, tree planting - Rios Lodge Costa RicaConservation is the reason why Rios Lodge exists. You can make a difference on your group experience by joining us to plant native hardwood trees as part of our decades-long reforestation programs of secondary rainforest within our 2000 acre private reserve.  This is available only for groups, and only in certain times of year based on the growing season. 

Fill out our group inquiry form and let’s get started planning a meaningful, hands on experience in reforesting secondary rainforest and supporting biodiversity, today! 

We are glad to help you create your own custom event or special retreat for your group.  We have 17 rooms at the lodge currently, in a mix of  Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Suites with double and triple bed configurations that can accommodate up to 44 guests. We can handle large groups (up to 48 guests) as well at the lodge with our all new Ecohostel group lodging complex.  Fill out our group form below and let’s start planning!

Fill out our Groups & Retreats inquiry form below and let’s get started planning! We can’t wait to help you. Want to talk to us directly? Chat us up through our WhatsApp chat on this site. 

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