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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-09-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Our Eco-Lodge is located in the Scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. We offer earthy yet stylish thatch roofed cabanas with excellent views of our waterfalls or Mountain Range, amazingly comfortable beds, Frette and Matouk linens and towels and bathrooms with hand painted Mexican tiles. Among our amenities are our natural fresh water pools, waterfalls, authentic Belizean cuisine, nature trails, day tours to the many Maya archaeological sites and adventure trips.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Entertainment staff
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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ashleyjconnor wrote a review May 4
Chicago, Illinois
Gaia far exceeded my expectations. From the incredible natural landscape to the world class staff, this is a spectacular resort and experience. The resort offers both adventure and serenity. We have traveled the world and Gaia is at the top of my list.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Ashley, and thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and delighted that Gaia is at the top of your list. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards Joelie
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jdias273957 wrote a review Apr. 2022
Wonderful experience! Superb location, great accommodations and atmosphere, incredibly nice stuff. And tasty food! Great for relaxing, having a wonderful time in the jungle, by the river and the waterfalls
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would be delighted to welcome you again.
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laceyg22 wrote a review Apr. 2022
Woodstock, Georgia
We are SO glad we decided to do a weekend at Gaia lodge on our trip. This was by far our favorite part of our trip to Belize. The amazing views, landscape, people, and the food made it an incredible five star experience. The team at Gaia is amazing and so accommodating and the food is incredible!!! A special thank you to Calbert who was our guide for our stay, Nigel was a great host, and Chris with the surprise magic show( it’s soooo worth asking to see it). We had a incredible stay and would recommend anyone to see this amazing lodge and area and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it all. Nigel and the Team at Gaia would be delighted to see you again soon!
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W7684YWcarole wrote a review Apr. 2022
Montreal, Canada
Beautiful surroundings and accommodations! Sounds of birds, sounds from the river falls, the smell of fragrant flowers, the purity of the air, the diversity of trees ! The warm welcome from the staff ... and the delicious meals from the chef ! Wonderful and relaxing experience ... and memorable excursions in Beautiful Belize!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with with us. Best regards Wolfgang Brandl
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Vincent V wrote a review Apr. 2022
Gaia Riverlodge is the best place to stay if you want to stay in a peaceful, quiet place in the forest reserve of Belize. Accomodations are great, the view is breath-taking, being able to go swim at the waterfall just down the hill is a treat. The staff is lovely and extremely friendly and professional. We had such a relaxing time there. Cabanas are very private. There were a few guests on the propriety, but we never knew where others stayed as the cabanas are located away from each other. If you can't relax at Gaia Riverlodge, you just can't relax!.. We would love to go back some day.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear valued guest, We appreciate your time to post this review with all the nice details and positive comments. Happy to know that you took fond memories from Gaia and the Mountain Pine Ridge with you. Until next time and with regards Wolfgang Brandl
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Michele D wrote a review Apr. 2022
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We had a really nice stay! Everything was really nice. The view, the rooms, the service. Really happy about the choice. We would always stay there again. Go and visit Gaia riverlodge! So many things to do around there!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Michele D, We appreciate to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for recommending! Best regards from Mountain Pine Ridge Team Gaia
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Alice K wrote a review Mar. 2022
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What an extraordinary experience in the jungle. The views the accommodations the wonderfully sweet people the food, everything is extraordinary. We were completely enveloped by views, waterfalls, Forest, mountains, and beautiful service. The trips in the jungle, canoeing in ancient Mayan caves, swinging on the swing through the trees, zip lining canoeing, everything was out of this world
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded Apr. 2, 2022
Dear alicekX5929PV Thank you very much for your positive review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate to know that we managed to impress and that you enjoyed all aspects of your trip. Best regards Wolfgang Brandl
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Michelle A wrote a review Mar. 2022
Laguna Niguel, California2 contributions
Our family enjoyed 3 wonderful nights at GAIA after staying at their sister property Matachica. We loved the difference between the two properties. Our days were filled with tours, Barton Creek, zip lining, Caracol and Rio On Cave and Pools. Our afternoons and nights were for relaxing and enjoying this amazing property! Sunsets were breathtaking and the food and drinks delicious! This is the perfect place to disconnect from the world! The staff was fantastic! Rudy, our tour guide, was GREAT!!!! He is so knowledgable about the history of Belize. A big thank you to all the staff that made our trip extra special...Niguel, Chris, and Freddy!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar. 31, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means a lot to us and our entire team! The team would be excited to know that you enjoyed your stay! Rudy is always going the extra mile during his time at work. We will definitely share this with him. Best wishes,
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al3057 wrote a review Mar. 2022
Amissville, Virginia26 contributions14 helpful votes
Gaia Riverlodge is simply exquisite. The complex is gorgeous, overlooking a waterfall that is really something to see. We stayed in the Riverside Villa, a bungalow that is below the falls and quite private and remote. It was decorated in a beautiful and charming fashion with art and textiles from Belize. The food is quite good with an imaginative menu and creative cocktails. The manager Nigel has done a wonderful job of training his staff. They are all very gracious and committed to giving you a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Be aware that you have to climb many stairs to get down to the Falls or the Riverside villa but...
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Responded Mar. 31, 2022
Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Gaia Riverlodge. I’m so glad to hear that our staff were able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed all of the amenities we offer. I will pass on your compliments about the food to our chef and Nigel.
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Joseph A wrote a review Mar. 2022
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Wow! What a spectacular location. Vistas are amazing. And swimming in the river pools to cool off in the afternoon (and take a snooze) - well I'd summarize it in one word: NIRVANA. Food was excellent, and being a small resort, everyone is super friendly and literally gets to know you. Excursions were super interesting - especially the Mayan cave explorations. But for something extra special, their own organic farm was fantastic.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar. 25, 2022
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your positive review about your recent stay with us. Glad you experienced the excitement of cave exploration! And since you mention the garden; Gaia produces also for the sister property Matachica Resort on the island of Ambergris Caye. As close to "farm-to-table" as it can get, in San Pedro on the Caribbean Sea! We look forward to welcoming you back to either property here in Belize. Until then & with best regards Wolfgang Brandl Matachica Resort & Spa Gaia Riverlodge
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PRICE RANGE
US$195 - US$300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
five sisters hotel san ignacio, 5 sisters lodge
LOCATION
BelizeCayoMountain Pine Ridge Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaia Riverlodge
Which popular attractions are close to Gaia Riverlodge?
Nearby attractions include Big Rock Falls (1.4 km), Green Hills Butterfly Ranch (6.6 km), and Rio On Pools (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaia Riverlodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gaia Riverlodge?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a mosquito net, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Gaia Riverlodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaia Riverlodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Gaia Riverlodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gaia Riverlodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Gaia Riverlodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Gaia Riverlodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaia Riverlodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaia Riverlodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting El Pilar (15.7 km).
Does Gaia Riverlodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.