If you’re looking for a luxurious vacation that is also eco-friendly, look no further than Gaia Riverlodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve in western Belize. Our eco-conscious resort is Green Globe certified and committed to sustainability in every aspect of our operations. From our farm-to-table dining philosophy to our community outreach programs, we believe that sustainability is key to a successful future for both the environment and the tourism industry.
Green Globe Certified
At Gaia Riverlodge, we are proud to be certified by Green Globe, an internationally recognized program that assesses the sustainability of businesses in the travel industry. This certification affirms that we operate in an environmentally responsible manner and aim to minimize our impact on the environment and improve our operations.
Community Outreach Programs
We believe that a sustainable resort contributes positively to its surrounding community. We are constantly seeking new easy to support our community with outreach programs, such as supporting the Cornerstone Feeding Program in San Ignacio. This program provides daily delivery of nutritious meals to students and senior citizens in need. We are proud to rally behind such a meaningful cause and are honored to join this incredible team as they strive to alleviate hunger in the San Ignacio area. We also provide our support the nearby Belize Raptor Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, protecting, and rehabilitating injured and orphaned birds of prey in Belize.
At Gaia Riverlodge, our sustainability efforts can be experienced first-hand with delicious meals at our onsite restaurant. Our farm-to-table philosophy ensures that our guests enjoy fresh, nutritious meals while also supporting the local vendors and enjoying fresh produce from our very own organic garden. With the current expansion of our garden, we are thrilled to add a chicken coop, which will allow us to provide even fresher and more sustainable ingredients for our onsite restaurant, The Five Sisters Restaurant.
Our accommodations at Gaia Riverlodge are designed to minimize our impact on the environment while providing luxurious comfort for our guests. Our thatched-roof cabanas are constructed using indigenous materials, while energy efficiency programs, proper emissions management practices, and wastewater practices are in place to reduce our carbon footprint. We also encourage sustainable practices among our guests, such as water conservation and responsible use of electricity.
Adventure and Eco-Tourism Activities
We believe that immersing our guests in nature is a key aspect of our sustainability. Our team has curated a variety of activities and excursions to showcase the unparalleled beauty of the surrounding area, the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. Whether it’s a guided hike through the lush forests, exploring our serene waterfalls, morning birdwatching, or marveling at the stunning sunset views over the forest reserve, we’re committed to surrounding our guests in nature. Take in the sights of the breathtaking natural world, all while indulging in the lavish amenities and impeccable service that our resort is renowned for.
Join us to Make a Difference
A stay at Gaia Riverlodge is a truly unique and unforgettable experience that combines luxury and sustainability. Here, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a way of life. We strive to create a luxurious experience for our guests while also supporting the local community and protecting the environment. From our Green Globe certification to our farm-to-table dining and community outreach programs, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.