We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve Belize
Expedia.com
Hotels.com
Booking.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity
Priceline
View all 10 deals
* Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (705)
Room & Suite (168)
Pool & Beach (79)
What is Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Learn more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
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
Read more
Updated 20/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Gaia Riverlodge
Updated 20/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 3 in Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
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.
Read more
Property amenities
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
Show more
Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
445Reviews14Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 396
  • 40
  • 6
  • 2
  • 1
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
BarronUSMC wrote a review 17 Jun
Waco, Texas
Gaia was a one of a kind experience and during our stay we were treated like royalty. Gregory, Christian, Rudy, Izzy, Shaun, and Freddy went out of their way to make sure that we were cared for and entertained. From customer service all the way to knowledge of the culture, we were well taken care of. We plan to revisit and would recommend anyone and everyone to experience this hidden jewel in Belize!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Traveler, we thank you for your positive review. We are happy to know you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed the royal treatment and Gaia Experience, as we aim to make all our guest feel happy and safe. Your home away from home awaits your return as Nigel and the Gaia team look forward to hosting you again!
Read more
brentbfd wrote a review 14 Jun
Absolutely the best service we have had on a vacation. All of the staff we very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. Freddy, Sean, jazel, and Calbert were rock stars! Can’t say enough good things about them. Highly recommend Gaia!!!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Brent, we appreciate your wonderful review! We are always aiming to make our guest feel happy and relaxed. We are trilled to know you enjoyed your stay with us! Your home away from home awaits you for another Gaia Experience. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon :)
Read more
Anna wrote a review 08 Jun
1 contribution
+1
This place is stunningly beautiful! Love the easy access to the waterfall and love the attention to detail by the staff. I’ve travelled to many places and loved them but the Gaia staff truly gives you the care and attention. When we first arrived to Belize airport, we were met by Darrel and he is so knowledgeable in all things Belize, Gaia, and the culture. While the drive to Gaia was a little long, we stopped at a local convenience store where he introduced to us, plantain chips with ketchup. That was an interesting combo but surprisingly good. To mention the roads to Gaia, all were paved except for maybe the last 10 minutes. During COVID, I believe the roads were paved and so there are no pot holes and crazy gravel other than the last few minutes of the drive. Once we arrived to Gaia, we were met by Kobi and we complimentary fruit juice mixed with rum (super yummy!). Normally, when met by staff at other hotels, you’re rushed to check in and get to your room. At Gaia, we were given time to eat lunch and see the overlook of the Five Sisters waterfall before checking in. Once we were checked in, we were led to our rooms and the landscape is well kept and gorgeous. Luckily where we stayed, wifi reached our room. Originally, I did not think we had wifi in our rooms but maybe they all reach the rooms now. Lunch and dinner is delicious but a little pricey so be prepared for the cost. I would say all the food is freshly made and fruits and veggies are from their garden which is organically grown. We met their gardener, Sam, and wow did he blow my mind with all the gardening tricks and new plants I can grow. I would definitely recommend trying at least one cocktails at Gaia as they are uniquely made for Gaia so you most likely won’t find it anywhere else. The rooms were packed with towels for shower, towels for the waterfall, extra soft blankets, big spray, umbrella, and of course, all the bathroom necessities. I believe all the soap, shampoo, and conditioner were locally made and smell like menthol so if you don’t like that smell, bring your own! Overall, our experience at Gaia was great, we definitely felt safe and comfortable with such friendly staff. Oh as for excursions, we did the Mayan cultural tour and ATM cave, which I recommend the latter. If you want a jungle feel, Gaia is your place but be aware of the $ cost to meals and yours since there’s no other restaurant in the area, unless you have a car. Shout out to Loreni, Nigel, Calvert, Lucy, Darrel, Azel, Chris (great magician), and the rest of the staff for taking care of us.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Mentally prepare you will spend, bring more bug spray, beware of the flying bugs outside at...
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Anna, we are trilled to read your comments and thank you for taking the time to write a positive review. We are happy you chose to stay with us and got to partake in the Gaia Experience, while making some wonderful memories! The team takes pride in knowing that you enjoyed your time with us and we will be happy in welcoming you again! Until then, best wishes from Nigel and the team.
Read more
Kapass36 wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York
Cannot express enough how amazing the staff and lodge is. The food, service, views, experiences exceeded my expectations. Gaia is a very special place. I spent 3 nights on my own and walked away with new friends, relaxed and happy. The excursions are so much fun and perfectly coordinated. The knowledge of the guides made every minute entertaining. Highly recommend.
Read more
Review collected with Tripadvisor’s Reputation Pro
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for lovely comments. We are trilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and delighted that Gaia was a special place for you. The Nigel and the family at Gaia Riverlodge will be happy to welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards Joelie
Read more
CaptainMattVI wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Florida15 contributions8 helpful votes
Our experience at Gaia was by far the most personalized of the 3 experiences we had in Belize and the staff made us feel like family during our stay. The property overall delivers the guest experience exactly as advertised. We felt bathed in casual luxury and naturally beautiful surroundings. We will happily recommend Gaia to anyone asking us about Belize in the future.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review! The team was overjoyed to hear that your experience with us was exactly what you expected and happy to have shared our little paradise with you! Mr. Nigel and the Gaia family will be delighted to host you again.
Read more
ashleyjconnor wrote a review May 2022
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.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 06 May 2022
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
Read more
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
Read more
Review collected with Tripadvisor’s Reputation Pro
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 06 May 2022
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.
Read more
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!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Joelie Lucero, Marketing at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 06 May 2022
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!
Read more
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!
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 19 Apr 2022
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
Read more
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.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Response from Wolfgang Brandl, General Manager at Gaia Riverlodge
Responded 20 Apr 2022
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
Read more
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$176 - US$283 (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
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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.