Costa Rica’s Rio Perdido welcomes wellness seekers

Tucked away in the Guanacaste province of western Costa Rica, Río Perdido beckons sustainably-minded wellness seekers and adventure travellers to discover a deeply healing forest hideaway.

The boutique wellness property is home to 30 private luxe forest bungalows connected by pathways among a leafy canopy of trees, each adhering to biophilic design principles and featuring furniture crafted on-site with repurposed natural materials.

Environmentally conscious and community minded, the team behind Rio Perdido is driven by a passion for discovering and preserving the unknown, upholding the cultural heritage of native ancient civilizations, and protecting and reviving the land through over a decade of reforestation efforts.

In the building of Río Perdido, co-founder Gabriel Saragovia sought to make this natural oasis accessible to a small number of visitors in the most sustainable way possible. All woods used to build the hotel came from fallen sources or were farmed under license. As part of the property’s sustainability plan, hotel grounds take up less than one per cent of the total 1,500 acres of land, and architects and engineers made use of preexisting paths and cleared land to prevent further deforestation.

About Rio Perdido

A refuge for wellness travellers, amenities include the Rio Perdido Spa, cliffside yoga pods, healing thermal springs, and an expansive retreat shala slated to open later this year.

Harnessing the natural underground springs, guests are invited to experience a trio of mineral pools of varying temperatures – and a swim-up bar for a splash of luxury. Volcanic mud painting and a soak in the nearby healing springs are also on offer.

The mile-long stretch of river is dotted with dozens of naturally-occurring thermal pools to experience. Programming is designed to help guests live optimally without having to put enormous effort into a healthy lifestyle.

A focus on food

The culinary program at Río Perdido seeks to tell the lesser known stories of local dishes with consciously sourced ingredients.

Not only does Rio Perdido provide an authentic culinary experience by supporting local industry (with nothing imported) – the culinary team practices honest and humane circular agriculture at every step of the way and in each detail, from breeding their own worms and chickens that aid in the fertilization process, to supporting local ceramic artisans who create the plate itself.

The result is a gastronomic experience that’s authentic down to its essence, supporting total wellness for both people and planet.

For a truly unforgettable dining experience, guests can reserve the floating platform where dinner for two is served 165 feet above the flowing river.

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