Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, just north of the Corcovado National Park, making it an idyllic paradise.
Lapa Rios was built as a private nature reserve. Today a conservation easement elaborated by The Nature Conservancy and Cederena ensure that this rainforest will be preserved into perpetuity. The Lapa Rios reserve, connected through a corridor with Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, was built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet above the sea, Lapa Rios catches the cooling tropical breezes. The main lodge, housing the restaurant and bar, soars 50 feet and is built of local, natural materials. Palm thatched roofs meet a three-story hardwood circular stairway. Climb to overlook the forest canopy and breathtaking ocean vistas. Comfortable, locally-made, bamboo furniture entices you to relax while taking in the tranquil nature panorama.
Lapa Rios Ecolodge is more than just a beautiful rainforest hotel or eco resort next to the beach. Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project that strives to show that a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down. Lapa Rios is a pioneer in sustainable tourism, employing only people from the local community and committed to environmentally sound practices.
Activities at Lapa Rios are focused around the rainforest and ocean. Rainforest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, catch and release sportfishing, and surfing are among the many activities. Massages, yoga classes, relaxing at the pool with a tropical cocktail, or enjoying a hammock, with the opportunity to observe the birds, monkeys and other animals that may wander by, are also popular. Lapa Rios is not a beach destination, but if you're seeking a little adventure, a private, secluded beach can be reached via a mildly challenging hike. For the less adventuresome, the beach can be reached via hotel shuttle. For many guests, the highlight is a tour to Corcovado National Park by plane or night camping in the jungle.
Lapa Rios is an ideal destination for people that like nature and are open to learning about conservation, culture and biodiversity. Costa Rica honeymoon couples looking for a more active and unique experience as well as families on a Costa Rica vacation with older children that are looking to spend some real quality time together also enjoy the experience.
Costa Rica Online Travel recommends Lapa Rios Ecolodge for:
Families on a Costa Rica vacation with older children
Couples on a Costa Rica honeymoon looking for an eco-adventure and unique experience
Guests that value sustainable travel practices
Costa Rica Online Travel does not recommend Lapa Rios Ecolodge for:
Guests who require a variety of alternatives for nightlife
Guests who treasure a diverse culinary experience and an assortment of dining options
Visitors that prefer not to fly in small planes for local transportation
Guests that must have A/C or TV in the room
Lapa Rios Ecolodge is an outstanding option for families and couples on a Costa Rica vacation or honeymoon that are looking for a unique experience in nature.
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