Overview of Gaia Riverlodge

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4.8/5 Exceptional
93 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant


Explore the area

Popular LocationFive Sisters Falls1 min walk
Popular LocationBig Rock Waterfalls20 min walk
Popular LocationBol's Cave Museum20 min drive
AirportBelmopan (BCV-Hector Silva)87 min drive

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  • Cabin, 1 King Bed, View (Waterfall View)

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Cabin, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

San Ignacio

Located in San Ignacio, Gaia Riverlodge is in a rural area and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Five Sisters Falls and Rio on Pools. Belize Botanical Gardens and Green Iguana Conservation Project are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours, ziplining, and horse riding.

Visit our San Ignacio travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Five Sisters Falls - 1 min walk
  • Big Rock Waterfalls - 20 min walk
  • Bol's Cave Museum - 20 min drive
  • Rio on Pools - 34 min drive
  • Río Frio Cave - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • San Ignacio (CYD-Town Airstrip) - 74 min drive

About this property

Gaia Riverlodge

3.5-star spa hotel near Five Sisters Falls
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a lazy river are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include massage/treatment rooms, free use of bicycles, and concierge services. All 18 rooms feature comforts like Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, plus ceiling fans and safes. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Gaia Riverlodge offers 18 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river and complimentary bicycles.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Free bicycle rentals
Hiking/biking trails
Mountain biking
Private picnics

Family friendly

Lazy river


Gift shop/newsstand
No elevators

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station


Outdoor furniture


Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - Swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Treatment room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Well-lit path to entrance


Couples dining
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Ceiling fan
Down comforter
Frette Italian sheets
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding


Free toiletries


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Local maps
Window screens



Check-in from 2 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 10 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: BZD 428.75 per room (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 10 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Gaia Riverlodge Hotel San Ignacio
Gaia Riverlodge San Ignacio
Gaia Riverlodge Hotel
Gaia Riverlodge Hotel
Gaia Riverlodge San Ignacio
Gaia Riverlodge Hotel San Ignacio

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gaia Riverlodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gaia Riverlodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gaia Riverlodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM–7 PM.
What time is check-out at Gaia Riverlodge?
Check-out is at noon.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of BZD 428.75 per room, one-way, applies.
Where is Gaia Riverlodge located?
Situated on a river, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Five Sisters Falls and within 12 mi (20 km) of Rio on Pools and Barton Creek Cave Reserve. Thousand Foot Falls is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

You arrive to a Wow! So beautiful! The staff, food, rooms, excursions and even the steps were all wonderful. The only negative is the road which makes coming and going a little inconvenient.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A must go hotel

A beautiful and nice hotel in the middle of the jungle.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The place is amazing and the service excellent, only bad note the food in the restaurant can be better!

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Amazing... want to go back!

Amazing stay! Customer service was personalized and genuine. It’s a small lodge so they get to know you and remember your names. It’s a nice tough to be welcomed by name. The food, most from their onsite organic garden, was delicious!! We wish we would have stayed longer, we didn’t even get to do everything we wanted to do in the area. We took advantage of all the complimentary hikes/ garden tours/ etc. all the transportation guides we had were amazing as well. We learned so much on all our drives to different destinations and even 3 hours all the way back to BZE. We can’t wait to go back! Thanks GAIA!

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Terrible property managers

The hotel is a terrible idea for any family wanting to stay there. There website is not consistent in stating their policy with regards to children - if they allow 10 years or 16 years of age. On top of this, the property managers are rude and didnt help me and my family with any alternatives at 9pm at night. I will not recommend this property to anyone.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019