Set in a private nature reserve, spread over 1,000 acres of rainforest, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach, the main lodge and bungalows are connected by paths and steps. Sixteen spacious bungalows nestled within the rainforest exude tranquility. Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project that exemplifies why “a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down”. It is an ideal vacation experience for nature lovers, people willing to know more about conservation culture and biodiversity, honeymoon couples looking for a unique kind of experience and families with older children wanting to spend some real quality time together. Activities at Lapa Rios are focused around the rainforest and the nearby ocean: rainforest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding or surfing. All guided tours help support the ongoing maintenance and land preservation of the rich Osa Peninsula biodiversity. Choosing to hike and learn about the rainforest interconnectedness, with a trained and experienced local guide will provide an authentic local interpretation and will help the community employee’s economic support.
Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage, participate in yoga classes, relax at the pool with a tropical cocktail or just doze away in a hammock. Lapa Rios has won worldwide awards for social and environmental excellence, and it is featured as a sustainable tourism pioneer in many international publications and research projects. The Eco Lodge employs only local community members, is committed to environmentally sound practices and has been awarded Costa Rica’s highest sustainable tourism certification (CST).