Lapa Rios Costa Rica
Lapa Rios Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include 3 extraordinary meals per day and non alcoholic & non mixed drinks, one round trip Puerto Jimenez-Lapa Rios-Puerto Jimenez transfer, selection of on-site guided tours such as: Early and Sunset Birds Tour, Wild Waterfall, Local Medicine Tour, Rain Forest Ridge Walk, Osa Trail, Matapalo Tour and Night Walk Pigs, Twigs and Garbage Tour.
- Reservations booked for High Season require full payment of services 45 days prior to the reservation date.
Lapa Rios Costa Rica wilderness resort is set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rain forest, in Costa Rica. Lapa Rios Eco lodge overlooks the pristine point where Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean. Its location makes it the destination that matches every one's idea of paradise. Lapa Rios in Cabo Matapalo is built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment. Lapa Rios wilderness lodge resort is in a reserve connected by a corridor of lowland tropical rain forest to Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet (105 meters) above sea level, Lapa Rios catches the cooling tropical breezes. The main lodge, housing the restaurant and bar, is 50 feet high and is built of local natural materials. Palm thatched roofs meet a three-story hardwood circular stairway. Climb the stairway to overlook the forest canopy and breathtaking ocean views. The comfortable, locally made bamboo furniture, adds relaxation in this tranquil panorama of nature.
Rain forest hotel or eco resort next to the beach. Lapa Rios Costa Rica is a model eco tourism project that strives to show that “a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down”. Lapa Rios Costa Rica is a pioneer in sustainable tourism employing only people from the local community and being committed to environmental practices. Lapa Rios, Costa Rica, is an ideal vacation experience for people that like nature and are open to learning about conservation, culture and biodiversity. Honeymoon couples looking for a more active and unique kind of experience as well as families with older children that are looking to spend some real quality time together also enjoy the experience. Think of yourself as a traveler and not a tourist when coming to Lapa Rios.
The Osa Peninsula is home to Lapa Rios. The beauty of the peninsula will remind you that in Lapa Rios you are in paradise surrounded by red macaws and exotic wild animals. Activities at Lapa Rios wilderness lodge resort are focused around the rain forest and the nearby Ocean. Rain forest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, catch and release sport fishing and surfing are some of the activities offered. Guests can also have a massage, participate in Yoga classes, relax at the pool with a tropical cocktail or just take a nap in a hammock and maybe observe birds, monkeys and other animals that come by. Lapa Rios wilderness resort is located 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the office communications center. They take full advantage of this isolation to concentrate on the peaceful wilderness experience that can be appreciated. Communication between the office and the hotel is by marine radio for emergencies. They have several trips daily by car between the two locations to transport faxes or messages. To make a personal telephone call it would be necessary to take a 45 min taxi ride to the office. The added advantage? The secluded location is ideal for many guests, whose highlight during their stay is a tour to Corcovado National Park by plane or a night camping tour in the jungle. Contact our travel agents to make reservations and arrange every other detail of your Costa Rica trip painlessly: hotel reservations, transportations and tours can be paid in advance at no extra charge to you for the ultimate relaxation in Costa Rica.
Location and Driving Directions
Lapa Rios is located 12 miles (20 km) south of Puerto Jimenez exactly at Playa Carbonera on the Osa Peninsula. If you choose to drive in a 2x4 vehicle call the hotel once you get to Puerto Jimenez or even better while you’re on the way there. The personnel of Lapa Rios need to know the approximate time of your arrival in Puerto Jimenez in order to arrange transfer in their vehicle to Lapa Rios. This is why a 4x4 vehicle or one with good ground clearance is highly recommended when traveling to Lapa Rios. Driving from San Jose to Lapa Rios By road from San Jose take the Inter American Highway to San Isidro del General (2 to 3.5 hrs). Continue through Buenos Aires (1 to 1.5 hrs) to Palmar Norte (1 to 1.5 hrs). 19 miles (30 km) past Palmar Norte turn right at Chacarita. At Chacarita you will see a service station named 'Corcovado'. The right turn to Puerto Jimenez is directly after the service station. On this paved road you will drive 28 miles (44 km) to Rincon where the pavement ends. From this point you will need to drive another 20 miles (33 km) that will take you through La Palma and eventually on to Puerto Jimenez (1 to 2 hrs). Once you get to Puerto Jimenez, please check in at the Lapa Rios office. The office is located at the corner of the landing strip and the cemetery. Feel free to ask anyone in town where the Lapa Rios office is. At the office you will be given directions to Lapa Rios (about a 45 minute trip).
An alternative route is to drive from San Isidro del General to Dominical (15 minutes to 1 hour) and follow the coastal road to Palmar Norte. This route is shorter and faster but is not a paved road. Approximate travel time is 7 to 10 hours depending on stops, sightseeing, weather and road conditions. Driving from Dominical From Dominical you will drive south along the coastal road to Cortes (1 - 1.5 hrs). You will turn left before actually getting to downtown Cortes and follow the road to Palmar Norte (15 min). At Palmar Norte turn right (south) on the Inter American Highway. Take a right turn at Chacarita 20 miles (33 km) past Palmar Norte. At Chacarita you will see a service station by the name of 'Corcovado'. The right turn to Puerto Jimenez is directly after the service station. On this paved road you will drive 28 miles (44 km) to Rincon where the pavement ends. After the paved road ends you need to travel 20 miles (33 km) through La Palma and eventually on to Puerto Jimenez (1 to 2 hrs). Driving from San Vito (3 - 4 hrs) Do not go to Golfito. The ferry to Puerto Jimenez is only for people not cars. To get to Puerto Jimenez from San Vito follow the road to Ciudad (Villa) Neily. Take the Inter American Highway here back towards San Jose past Rio Claro (approximately 19 miles further) to Chacarita. It may not be on your map as Chacarita but at that location there is a gas station called Corcovado . Take a left turn left there and take the road to Puerto Jimenez.