Tucked away inside the lush Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, Gaïa Riverlodge is a spectacular ecotourist destination. Surrounded by jungle, mountains and pine forests on the banks of the white-water Privassion River, Gaia Riverlodge is truly jungle paradise. A top eco-conscious resort (it was formerly the Five Sisters Lodge) has been renamed and redesigned in 2012 and now boasts major upgrades to the signature cabanas as well as the main lodge building. The sixteen cabanas now boast hardwood floors, bathrooms with hand-painted Mexican tiles, panorama windows or private verandas with relaxing hammocks. Handmade Mahogany furnishings and luxurious Matouk and Frette linens also add to the comfort to the revamped lodge.
This mountain lodge in Belize’s Cayo District offers comfortable accommodations in 16 jungle cabanas ranging from Garden Cabanas to the split level Waterfall View Suite and the secluded Riverside Villa with rustic but stylish hardwood floors, handmade Mahogany furnishings, pillow top mattresses, luxury Frette and Matouk linenens, and panoramic windows in all rooms as well as full restaurant and bar services. Some cabanas also feature private verandas with hammocks. Using the nearby Five Sisters waterfalls as their energy source, the Gaïa Riverlodge is now run entirely by hyrdopower energy, eliminating the need for electricity.
Guests can swim in the clear waters of the river, just a stone’s throw away from the cabana, or relax in the sun on the tiny river-island retreat. If want to explore spectacular waterfalls located directly on the property, guests can take a hydro-powered rainforest tram or simply walk down the steps to the bottom. There are also freshwater pools ideal for swimming and exploring the marine life. Mountain biking, zip-lining, tubing through the cave formations of the Caves Branch River, bird-watching, hiking and rock climbing are also activities that are just steps away from your door at Gaïa.