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Gabriel Saragovia | Rio Perdido Eco-Resort Founder

Ed Zaydelman
Ed Zaydelman
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Part of the "Friends of Live the Possibility" Series

Who is Gabriel Saragovia?

Gabriel Saragovia is the founder of Rio Perdido, a Costa Rican eco-resort and thermal springs spa. He was born and raised in Costa Rica, and has always been passionate about environmental conservation and sustainable development. In 2003, he bought a piece of land in the remote rainforest of Costa Rica with the intention of creating an eco-friendly resort that would have a positive impact on the local community and environment. After years of planning and construction, Rio Perdido finally opened its doors in 2012 and has since become one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in Central America. Gabriel is also a big advocate for using renewable energy sources, and Rio Perdido was one of the first hotels in Costa Rica to be entirely powered by hydroelectricity from its own on-site waterfalls.

What inspired him to create Rio Perdido?

Gabriel Saragovia was born in Costa Rica and has always been fascinated by the country's natural beauty - its rainforest in particular. After working as a civil engineer for some time, he realized his true passion was working with nature and conservation, so he founded Rio Perdido, an eco-lodge and adventure park set in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest. His goal is to show visitors the amazing biodiversity of the rainforest while also teaching them about its importance and how to protect it. He is constantly innovating new ways to make Rio Perdido more sustainable and reduce its impact on the environment. Gabriel Saragovia is a passionate advocate for preserving our planet's natural resources and helping people understand their role in ensuring future generations will enjoy them too.

Gabe and Ed Hanging Out
Gabriel Saragovia and Ed Zaydelman hanging out at Rio Perdido

What makes Rio Perdido unique?

Gabriel Saragovia is the founder of Rio Perdido, a luxury eco-resort in Costa Rica. He has a passion for sustainable tourism and protecting the environment, which makes Rio Perdido unique among luxury resorts. The resort also has its own farm which produces fresh food for guests. Gabriel's vision for Rio Perdido is to create a sustainable model for luxury resorts that can be replicated around the world.

What are some of his favorite things about Costa Rica?

Gabriel Saragovia loves Costa Rica for its incredible natural beauty. From the soaring volcanoes to lush rainforest, there's something for everyone in this country.

He also enjoys the laid-back lifestyle and friendly people of Costa Rica. This is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Gabriel Saragovia feels lucky to have Rio Perdido as his home base in Costa Rica. Here, he can share his passion for nature and adventure with others through his website and tours.

Overall, Gabriel Saragovia loves everything about living in Costa Rica – from the weather to the people!

Check out this interview we did with Gabe, and more about Rio Perdido!

  1. Behind the Scenes w/ Gabriel Saragovia (link)
  2. Let's talk tourism w/ Gabriel Saragovia (link)

Ed Zaydelman

I am a real estate & land development advisor, & creator of the 90-Day Live the Possibility Land Accelerator™