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Media | Gaïa Riverlodge

Travel Dose, January 2016
"Inspired by the property's natural beauty, the resort overlooks spectacular waterfalls located right on the grounds of the lodge."
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Air France Magazine, December 2015
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Located on the slopes of a valley, the wooden retreats at the Gaïa Riverlodge capture the murmur of the Five Sisters Waterfalls in the rainforest from their balconies."
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Refinery 29, December 2015
"You may not want to bother with ordinary swimming pools once you've gone for a dip in Gaia's natural spring, with its Kinkade-worthy waterfall backdrop."
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Healthy Living and Travel, August 2015
"Celebrated Belizean eco-toursim destination, GAÏA Riverlodge, is delighted to announce its recognition as Hotel of the Year 2015 by Belize Tourism Board, as announced at the 13th National Tourism Awards on Saturday, August 1st."
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National Geographic, July/August 2015
"If you wanna be a local, stick to this one and only rule: No Shirt, No Shoes... No Problem."
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Cult, June 2015
"When looking for local lodging, the eco-friendly GAÏA Riverlodge provides the perfect combination of a contemporary yet authentic Belizean experience for the modern traveller."
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The Knot, May 2015
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Visit Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker islands to get closer to the famous barrier reef - the second longest in the world!"
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Luxury and Travel Magazine, April 2015
"Whether you want to switch off and rejuvenate in a lush rainforest location or explore the diverse underwater landscape at the breathtaking barrier reef, you can discover the country's delights at Matachica Resort and Spa, or sister property, eco-friendly GAÏA Riverlodge."
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MSN, February 2015
"If you can't decide between the beach or the rainforest, well, go ahead and choose both."
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Telegraph Magazine, November 2014
"Gaïa Riverlodge's central location - on a hillside overlooking waterfalls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve - means that many of Belize's most interesting sites, including the Mayan ruins at Caracol, are day-trippable."
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Countryside La Vie, June 2014
"Located in the lush Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve and surrounded by the sparkling Five Sisters waterfalls, GAÎA Riverlodge is one of Belize's most celebrated ecotourist destinations."
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Hotel Designs, June 2014
"Escape to your private cabana, perched on the edge of a valley overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls."
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Centro Y Sur.com, April 2014
"Spend the day zip-lining, mountain biking, cave tubing or bird-watching amongst the trees.  For a road-trip, hop over to the Mayan ruins at Caracol and experience Belize's Ancient wonders."
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Weddings & Destinations, April 2014
"Experience sumptous treatments and blissful relaxation at a newly opened Spa on-site."
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A Hotel Life, March 2014
"The service at GAÏA is absurdly good. Attentive, informative, knowledgeable friendly people, who you can tell are genuinely happy to be there."
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Addicted, February 2014
"If you're into keeping it green, look no further than GAÏA Riverlodge.  After completing a course of environmentally friendly upgrades, this secluded jungle hideaway is the perfect getaway for the eco-conscious crowd."
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Jetset Extra, February 2014
"...accommodations in a mountain-view cabana, all meals, a day trip to the Caracol Maya archaeological site, and a canoe tour through the ancient Barton Creek Cave."
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Fastlane Lifestyle Magazine, January 2014
"Perched atop the edge of a valley overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls, Gaïa Riverlodge offers a choice of 16 beautifully appointed private cabanas ranging in size and location."
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Amazing Belize, January 2014
"The sparkling clear water of the nearby river, the shimmering spray of the falls and the contrasting green of the forest are accentuated by the lodge's beautiful landscaping.."
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Via Venture, January 2014
"Gaïa boasts luxury thatched-roof bungalows, bird's-eye views of the surrounding forests, and plenty of easy adventure."
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ABC News, January 2014
"Tons of adventures await, including a hydropowered tram that takes people straight to the waterfalls."
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Jetaport, November 2013
"Overlooking spectaculair waterfalls, the resort is run entirely by hydropower energy, eliminating the need for electricity."
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Hotel Chatter, November 2013
"GAÏA Riverlodge has just 16 jungle cabanas that feature Belizean hardwoods, traditional bay leaf thatched roofs and mahogany interiors..."
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Caribbean Living Magazine, Fall 2013
"The visit can take your mind and body on experiences like never before, be it frivolous fun through nature's wonderland or a romantic romp in the rainforest..."
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Destination & Wedding Magazine, July 2013
"When you're ready to get active, the resort hosts day trips to zip-lining, cave tubing and horseback riding."
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Ask Men, March 2013 
"GAÏA's big assets are the views from its main lodge and restaurant, and its spectaculair natural swimming spot at the foot of the Five Sisters waterfall."
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The Improper Bostanion, March 2013
"GAÏA greets each guest with a juice made of fresh papayas, watermelon, lime, mango, orange and other fruits."
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Belize & Costa Rica Travel Points, February 2013
"GAÏA located in Pine Ridge area offers a retreat filled with activities. It is for lovers and eco-tourists who like the proximity to the jungle and mountains."
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Magnum Belize Report, December 2012
"Imposing mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to Mayan ruins, dense rainforest, stalactite caverns and some of the most diverse wildlife on earth..."
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Belize Guide, December 2012
"Cabanas here are private, cozy and rustic and the lodge offers lots of activities and tours to guests."
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The San Pedro Sun, November 2012
"The breathtaking location that has charmed and inspired locals and travelers alike for years will continue to offer unparalleled adventures for the eco tourist at more-than-competitive prices."
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Carib Journal, November 2012
"...hardwood floors, bathrooms with hand-painted Mexican tiles and panoramic windows or private verandas."
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Ambergris Caye, November 2012
"We invite you to discover your adventurous side and enjoy the utmost in service, hospitality and ecotourism that GAÏA Riverlodge has to offer."
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