This award-winning and upscale wilderness resort lies within a remote 1,000-acre private rainforest where the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean meet on the Osa Peninsula. Lapa Rios is a fantastic wildlife and adventure experience ideal for couples and families with children age 6 and under.
Lapa Rios is a model for Ecotourism and conservation around the world, winning awards from Conde Nast Traveler and being featured in many international publications. The resort also received the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) 2005 presented by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Guests of the lodge will fly into the Puerto Jimenez domestic airport before transferring to the lodge. The lobby in the main lodge, featuring a rooftop observatory 50 feet above the reception and dining area, connects to the pool and bungalows by walking paths and steep steps.
Please consider that considerable stair climbing is required to get to and from the bungalows and the main lodge. Bungalow access requires stair and path walking. Please notify our Experts in advance if you have mobility issues.
Lapa Rios Activities
Enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing along the reserve’s private trails, horseback riding, boating and kayaking on the Golfo Dulce, and fishing on the Pacific Ocean. Numerous guided tours with professional naturalist guides are offered that include dolphin sightings, overnight jungle outings, ziplining, waterfall canyoning, waterfall hikes, and Corcovado National Park hikes. Discover more activities from the lodge.
Playa Pan Dulce is the beach directly accessible from the lodge. A light trek will bring you to Pan Dulce, which has a nice left break – perfect for learning to surf. A shuttle is available two times a day to bring guests back up to the lodge. So don’t forget to ask reception for pick-up times if you want to avoid the trek.
This rainforest lodge also has an eco-friendly salt pool with amazing Pacific Ocean views, a guide hut with books about biodiversity and trained naturalist guides to answer questions, multiple types of massage, as well as yoga and Chi Kung. When you get worn out from all of your adventuring, relaxing at Lapa Rios is a treat!
Please Note: Lapa Rios is located in a remote wilderness setting. The lodge does not have the internet, phones, TV, radios, Wi-Fi, A/C, or room service on property in an effort to minimize environmental impact and connect with nature.
Lapa Rios Bungalows
Lapa Rios Ecolodge contains 16 luxurious Bungalows, all of which sit along a ridge in the 1000 acre rain forest reserve.
The bungalows offer amazing views of the Pacific Ocean or Golfo Dulce from a spacious and private viewing deck.
Each Bungalow also has a king size bed or two queen size beds, breezy ceiling fans, two 110V electrical outlets (standard American), complimentary coffee service, twice-daily cleaning service, an outdoor and indoor rain shower, and open screened windows.
Biodegradable soap, shampoo, and conditioner are provided by Lapa Rios Ecolodge as well, to minimize as much as possible the human impact on the surrounding beautiful landscape.