Lapa Rios is an award winning, high-end Eco Lodge found on the southeastern tip of the Osa Peninsula. It is remotely located in a private 1000-acre nature reserve comprised of one of the last wild lowland Pacific rainforests in Central America making this a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and environmentalists. Listed in National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Lapa Rios claims recognition as the first hotel awarded the 5-leaf Certification for Sustainable Tourism from Costa Rica’s Tourism Board. It is also one of the coveted Cayuga Collection award winning eco resorts. Designed to have minimal impact on the environment, every structure has been built with materials amassed locally, including naturally fallen trees. Its financial gains benefit the local community by providing jobs and education.
Lapa Rios is exquisitely situated at the southernmost point of the Osa Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean meets Golfo Dulce. Surrounded by rainforest, the lodge is within hiking distance to three pristine, undeveloped beaches. The remoteness of the area is most easily accessed by an airstrip roughly 12 miles away in Puerto Jimenez. San Jose’s international airport offers 5 flights per day that take approximately 50 minutes each way. Please note that all in-country flights have a 25lb baggage limit per person. Included in your stay, Lapa Rios’ friendly staff will meet you at the Puerto Jimenez airport with a cool refreshing drink and shuttle you to the lodge roughly 45 minutes through the jungle. Driving from the country’s capital takes approximately 7 hours one way and is not advised after dark.
Staying at this stunning lodge is enhanced by its proximity to the diverse Corcovado National Park. The entire area supports the protection of several endangered species like the Scarlet Macaw, jaguar, puma, and Great Harpy Eagle. Activities include guided nature hikes such as the Starfish Walk and Early Birds tour, horseback riding, swimming, kayaking, surfing, fishing, and more. Guided hikes range from easy to challenging as you are escorted into the rainforest to enjoy waterfalls, rivers, and bio-diverse ecosystems.
Hotel amenities feature a lovely pool, slide shows at happy hour, rooftop lookout, plus 3 meals a day are included and made from fresh organic ingredients. Massage, Reiki, Yoga and Chi Kung are all available on-site. Lapa Rios includes 2 guided hikes free for guests staying at the lodge. Additional guided hikes from the hotel help support the cost of trail maintenance and land acquisition.
The 17 private, thatched roofed bungalows are strung along a steep trail 350 feet above the ocean across 3 ridges overlooking the sparkling Pacific. Each one has its own private balcony offering amazing views of the jungle and ocean. Lapa Rios allows children 6 and older due to the height and rocky nature of the hotel’s setting. Whether traveling with family, honeymooning, or backpacking solo, you’ll find the right size bungalow awaits.
COVID 2020-2021 - Flexible Cancellation Policies 2020-2021
Green Season - May 1 - Nov 30 - 2021 - Cancellations less than 15 days before arrival will receive a credit for the full rate, valid for use for 1 year / the holiday season is excluded)
High Season - Jan 5 - April 3 - 2021 - Cancellations less than 21 days before arrival will receive a credit for the full rate, valid for use for 1 year / the holiday season is excluded)
December 1 to 21, 2021 - Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival will receive a credit for the full rate, valid for use for 1 year / holiday season is excluded)
Peak Season Dec 22, 2021 to January 5, 2022 - reservations less than 70 days before arrival will receive a credit of 85% of the total rate, valid for use for 1 year - A non-refundable deposit of 15% is requested for guarantee the reservation.
Cancellation Policies for individual passengers
Green Season: Cancellations 29 or less days in advance, the reservation is charged in full (although the same has not been paid)
High Season: Cancellations 59 or less days in advance, the reservation is charged in full (although the same has not been prepaid).
During Holiday season (December 22 to January 5), cancellations of individual reservations (2 rooms maximum) must be sent within a period of no less than 89 days before your trip, otherwise the entire amount will be charged. reservation.
In case of canceling 89 days or more prior to arrival, there will be no refund of the 20% advance paid at the time of Check booking.
Reservations of rooms with single occupancy are not accepted in Holiday Season
Cancellation Policies for Groups
Cancellation of groups of 4 to 6 rooms:
90 or more days before the arrival of the passenger, the entire 15% advance deposit deposited at the time of confirm the reservation.
Cancellations with 89 or fewer days of arrival will not be given any refund (it is charged even if the reservation is not been prepaid)
During the Holiday Season (December 22 to January 5) groups are not accepted.
Cancellations with 59 days or less there are no refunds.
For all groups, the penalty is charged according to the type of occupancy reserved per person and is not allowed
change of the type of occupancy to reduce the applied penalty (For example, it is not possible to change the double occupancy or triple for a single).
For reservations for groups of more than 6 rooms in Green Season please consult our department of reservations.
No refund will be given if it happens that due to bad weather in the area it is not possible to perform one or more of the experiences included in the Rate per Person per Night. The same applies to those guests who by their own decision do not wish to participate in the activities or whose physical condition do not allow him to do any of these adventure activities.
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Partial Ocean View
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Partial Ocean View
Latitude: N 8° 23' 48.21" Longitude: W 83° 17' 17.25"