Lapa Rios

Location: Central & Southern Pacific Coast | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Winner of countless awards, Lapa Rios is the ultimate eco-lodge. Nestled within a 1000-acre pristine nature reserve, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular ocean views, Lapa Rios offers pure escapism, without a guilty conscience.
Perfect forTarzan, Jane and their son Jack. (i.e active, nature-loving couples and families with children aged five and older).
In the knowAt Lapa Rios you really can get away from it all - turn off that phone, unplug the laptop, the only batteries that can be recharged out here are yours.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Lapa Rios is located in Playa Carbonera on the Osa Peninsula in one of the most pristine, unspoilt parts of Costa Rica.

Rooms at Lapa Rios

It's all about nature at Lapa Rios: your daily alarm is likely to be the sounds of exotic birds and howler monkeys followed by a cup of smooth Costa Rican coffee. 

Situated within the rainforest the 16 spacious bungalows are decorated with bamboo furniture, warm wooden floors, and mosquito net draped beds, accented with bright textiles. Walls can be left open to the elements or screened with bamboo blinds. You can observe or even be observed by monkeys, macaws, toucans or sloths while taking an outdoor shower and the views over the endless Pacific ocean from your deck are awesome.

Food and Facilities

Dine on fresh seafood, exotic fruit, and organic produce in the open-air dining room under the soaring thatch roof. After a day spent exploring nature’s playground, relax by the pool, indulge in a spa treatment or rebalance your body and mind with yoga on Lapa Rios’ recently added yoga deck.

Activities at Lapa Rios

Where to start? Hike through the remote and unspoiled rainforest, take a tour with a Naturalist guide, bird watch, dolphin spot, learn to surf or go horse riding on the beach. Take a night walk, go kayaking or try your hand at sport fishing.

Also, take a sustainability tour and visit the local school to see how tourism can have a positive impact on a community.

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Hotel location

To get to Lapa Rios, it's a 45 minute flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, followed by a 45 minute drive by 4x4.

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