Osa, Costa Rica
This luxury boutique resort is set on a 1000-acre private nature reserve overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce, in Costa Rica’s wild Osa Peninsula. This rustic-chic resort has been designed in harmony with the natural surroundings and was built from locally sourced materials. Costa Rica is known for is pristine natural beauty, wildlife and amazing adventures and Lapa Rios offers all three. It is a nature-lovers paradise and is home to an array of wildlife including monkeys, macaws, sloths and tree frogs. From San José International Airport you fly to Puerto Jimenez and from there it’s a 45-minute ride in a jungle taxi.
Offering impeccable service, top-notch cuisine and a superb programme of excursions, this award-winning eco-lodge will appeal to adventurous couples, families and nature lovers seeking an exclusive and unforgettable rainforest adventure.
Lapa Rios provides 16 luxurious thatched-roof bungalows nestled in the rainforest, 350 feet above sea level. The open-air bungalows have been designed to maximise privacy and feature handmade bamboo and teak furniture, king-size beds with mosquito nets, ceiling fans, two indoor showers and private decks with outdoor showers overlooking the ocean or gulf. There are no televisions so you can enjoy switching off completely from the outside world.
Food is a highlight and the open-air restaurant serves up an innovative menu of mouthwatering cuisine, prepared using fresh, locally sourced produce.
There are endless once-in-a-lifetime adventures on offer on and off the property. Hike to nearby waterfalls, go bird watching at sunset or visit a local school. Two excursions are included in your stay. Surfing, boat trips to spot dolphins, horse-riding and scenic flights can also be arranged.
After a busy day, it’s time to kick back and relax; laze by the pool; take a yoga or Chi Kung class; or indulge in a blissful Ayurvedic massage.
The hotel welcomes families and provides is a kids’ menu and an array of excursion to ensure they have an unforgettable adventure of their own. However, they do not offer babysitting.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Osa Peninsula into a greater Costa Rica & Central America holiday. Take a look at Discovering Latin America as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Lapa Rios Information
- Location & Getting There
Located on the Osa Peninsulsa - in the southern part of Costa Rica - Lapa Rios Eco Lodge is just 12 miles away from the nearest airstrip in the town of Puerto Jimenez, which can be reached by a short 50 minute flight from San Jose. Alternatively, guests can drive from San Jose to Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, which takes about 7 hours.
There is a total of 16 luxurious bungalows at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, which are located at the Rainforest Reserve. They offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean or the Golfo Dulce and the Rainforest. Each bungalow comprises of a private outdoor deck with rain head shower, hammock and lounge chairs and complimentary local coffee delivered to the premise every morning.
-Dining: 1 pool
-Guide hut and Slideshows
There are a variety of guided tours at the Lapa Rios Lodge Reserve. Guests can enjoy the Birds tour inhabiting the Osa Peninsula or the Wild waterfalls tour along the Carbonara River. There is the local medicine tour as guests can explore the traditional medicines used in the primary rainforest or the starfish walk, rainforest ridge walk. The Osa trail descends through the reserve’s most remote forests while the Matapalo tour combines both rainforests and beaches. In the Sunset Birds tour guests can explore rare and exotic birds. The self-guided trail has eighteen marked points of interest for the independent. There are a wide variety of off-propery tours as well. Guests can go on the Golfo Dulce Dolphin tour or take up surf lessons. Horse lovers can take up horseback riding at Rancho Tropical farm or go on the waterfall rappelling or canopy zip lining.
Children are welcomed but no specific facilities available. Kids can take a tour of the Carbonera school that is built and sponsored by Lapa Rios Eco lodge. It is a great opportunity for them to share and learn with the local community.