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About us

About us

The Rio Perlas Resort and Spa is located in the beautiful and legendary Orosi Valley,  in the province of Cartago, at just 45 minutes from San Jose by car. Rio Perlas is a 5-star hotel, containing a full service spa, bar, 2 large swimming pools, 2 restaurants and 65 suites. Built with colonial-style architecture in mind, our rooms are spread out, offering our guests a unique sense of privacy, nature and tranquility.

Laying on the border of Cartago and on the river side intersection of Rio Perlas and Rio Navarro rivers, the  resort is known as one of the most beautiful rainforest and mountain hotels in all of Costa Rica, surrounded by an abundance of nature and tranquility, wildlife and forest view.


The hotel is located on 110 hectares of rainforest. It is close to the world-famous Irazu Volcano, and borders with Tapanti National Park, that covers about 600 km² and forms a massive collection of nature parks that extends into Panamá (the largest of which is the Parque Internacional La Amistad).

This offers many other activities, such as zip lining, rafting (white-water and regular), coffee plantations tours, rappelling, biking (speed and mountain), ATVs, horseback riding and many other activity options.


Guests can enjoy bathing in the naturally-fed thermal spring's swimming pool, containing pure healing waters from volcanic sources, which includes a waterfall flowing into the pool. The resort also offers a second, separate cold water refreshing swimming pool, with Jacuzzis, hot tubs, smaller pools and a children’s pool on site. There is also a poolside bar and snacks counter located at the pools.

Trout and other fishing options are offered at the on-site lake, and numerous hiking trails with waterfalls as well as bird-watching trails are available, all within the hotel grounds.


We also offer the opportunity for a true “Spa Experience”, with.  Various spa treatments and massages,  for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.


The Rio Perlas also contains an exact replica of Orosi Church, one of the most emblematic churches of Costa Rican culture and known as the oldest in all of Central America. The church is available to all our guests for religious prayers, meditation, serenity and also on-site weddings and other celebrations.

We also have a convention center which can hold up to 150 visitors. 

Hotel Schedules

Check-In 2pm, Check-Out 12pm, Late Check-Out 5pm at cost of 25 us$ - subjected to availability

Benefits of booking with us

5 Stars

The only 5 stars Hotel, Spa & Resort in Cartago, Costa Rica. We are as green as possible – supports wildlife, nature & the environment.

Best Rate Guarantee

The prices comparing to our luxurious facilities is unbeatable!

Secure Reservations

The Reservations are privates & with top of the line security system.

Pay at the hotel

You are more than welcome to show up & pay at the hotel front desk subjected to availability.

Don’t hesitate - BOOK NOW, and accommodate in this pure Costa Rican gem!