You can practice world class surfing right in front of the hotelís property. The area is generally known as Matapalo and is composed of 3 point breaks. The breaks are called Matapalo, Backwash and Pan Dulce. They are all long right waves of varying difficulty, increasing as one gets closer to Cabo (point) Matapalo where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean.
Non guided walks are encouraged only on the trail closest to the lodge, or along the beach and main road. If going into the forest without a guide please advise the staff of your anticipated route and approximate time of return. The forest is dark, as early as 4:30 pm on cloudy days.
At Lapa Rios you will not find a satellite dish or cable TV. There is not even any music at dinner. You can hear the sounds of the jungle at night, the crickets and cicadas.