Lapa Rios is a boutique rainforest lodge located near the southernmost point of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The lodge is surrounded by 1,000 acres of private rainforest reserve—habitat for colorful frogs, monkeys, sloths, and more than 300 bird species.
The lodge was born out of a desire to protect its endangered surroundings. Today, the lodge preserves more than 1,000 acres of rainforest, and assists in the development of the local community. Guests can look forward to rainforest adventures, wildlife encounters and ocean activities.
The 17 open-air bungalows are arrayed on a lushly forested ridge, which provides sweeping ocean and rainforest views.
The bungalows feature native wood, ensuite bathrooms, outdoor rain shower, bed netting, one king-sized or two queen-sized beds, and full window screening.
Each guest room is furnished with private deck, security box, reading lights, shower, hammock, ecological bath amenities, housekeeping and turn-down service.
Rooms at Lapa Rios do not have air conditioning, television, or Wi-Fi.
Among the hotel’s amenities are a swimming pool, bar, restaurants, spa, yoga deck, and miles of rainforest trails.
Most programs are full board (three meals daily, alcohol not included) with on-property guided touring in the company of other guests.
Exploring the Osa Peninsula
The lodge has a limitless menu of activities, tours and adventures available to visitors. Highly experienced naturalist guides accompany guests on birdwatching tours, wildlife tours, beach walks, starfish walks, rainforest walks, and more. Lapa Rios is also situated near 4 pristine beaches that are great for swimming and surfing.
Off-property activities include:
- Visiting Corcovado National Park
- Dolphin watching
- Sea kayaking