Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula

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. A nature-lovers paradise, it’s home to an array of wildlife including monkeys, macaws, sloths, and tree frogs.

Lapa Rios provides 16 luxurious thatched-roof bungalows nestled in the rainforest. The open-air bungalows 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 completely escape the outside world.

Food is a highlight and the open-air restaurant serves up an innovative menu of cuisine, prepared using fresh, locally sourced produce.

Two excursions per day are included in your stay. Hike to waterfalls, go bird watching, or visit a local school. Surfing, boat trips, horse riding, and scenic flights can also be arranged.

After a busy day, laze by the pool, take a yoga or Chi Kung class, or indulge in an Ayurvedic massage.

Lapa Rios Information

Location & Getting There
Located on the Osa Peninsula - 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 and 4 Lapa Villas 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 a private outdoor deck with a rain head shower, hammock and lounge chairs, and complimentary local coffee delivered to the premise every morning.

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, and the rainforest ridge walk. The Osa trail descends through the reserve’s most remote forests while the Matapalo tour combines both rainforests and beaches. On 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 is a wide variety of off-property 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 welcome but no specific facilities are available. Kids can take a tour of the Carbonera school which is built and sponsored by Lapa Rios Ecolodge. It is a great opportunity for them to share and learn with the local community.

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Why we recommend Lapa Rios

Set within its own private 1,000-acre reserve in the Osa Peninsula, Lapa Rios is one of Costa Rica's most exclusive jungle eco-lodges and a paradise for wildlife. A stay here includes a wonderful selection of wildlife excursions led by expert guides. Active guests can rise early to spot some of the reserve’s prolific and diverse birdlife, enjoy a guided hike or try surfing. Those seeking a more relaxed stay can look out for scarlet macaws or monkeys whilst witnessing the views of the Pacific Ocean.

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