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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

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17/06/2017 18/06/2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We came to Costa Rica 22 years ago and fondly remembered our stay at Lapa Rios back then. We were very excited to have the opportunity to return and to spend 5 days hiking the trails,swimming in the waterfall, taking a bird walk and a night walk, spending an afternoon just enjoying our beautiful view of the ocean on our...

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had very high expectations for Lapa Rios and was not disappointed - the staff are all lovely, the bungalows incredibly situated and the whole experience as magical as I'd hoped it would be. To wake to the sound of cicadas and howler monkeys along with the rising sun over the sea is a very special privilege. The guides are...

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Orange County, California
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We have traveled the world and simply put, our bungalow at Lapa Rios Ecolodge was the most stunning, unbelievably beautiful place we have ever stayed. Set amid the lush jungle of Osa Peninsula, sitting above a bluff overlook the Pacific Ocean, close enough to hear the crashing waves below. Unbelievable sounds of Howler Monkeys. The vibrant green of the jungle...

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Katy, Texas
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We did not stay at this hotel (and really, really loved where we did stay!) but we walked up the hill to Lapa Rios for lunch during our stay and were very impressed with the food! The fresh passion fruit juice was delicious and my fish tacos were amazing...they had a unique twist without being too weird ;-). Along with...

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Cranbrook, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stayed at Lapa Rios for four nights, and it was the absolute highlight of our time in Costa Rica. From the pick-up at the airport (coconut water and cookie under a shade tree, with a pair of squawking scarlet macaws overhead) to the drive in, to the warm welcome at the lodge, it was like entering a mythical paradise....

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Cayuga S, Manager at Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula, responded to this review

Hi Dave, thanks for taking the time to leave such a thorough review about your recent stay with us. thanks for the praise and this coming from you means a lot to us as we know about your involvement in sustainable luxury travel in Canada. We always love the feedback on our staff and it seems like you were able...

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is by far the most expensive place we stayed at for over $ 1000 a night for two people you want everything to be special. There were many pros and some cons: Cons: - uncomfortable at night. After it rains the bed sheets feel very damp and the rooms are exceptionally hot, even with the two ceiling fans. -...

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Cayuga S, Manager at Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula, responded to this review

Dear Sunnydene, greetings from the Osa Peninsula from all of us at Lapa Rios. Thanks for the pros and cons feedback. This is very helpful for us. We are sorry about the inconsistency in the food. We have identified a weakness in our local kitchen staff of dealing with large tables of families and are working on training them to...

New Marlborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As our first experience in Costa Rica my wife and I chose to spend 5 days at Lapa Rios on the Pacific Coast in an isolated, 1000 acre primary rain forest nature preserve. Lapa Rios was one of the first eco lodges and walks the walk of minimalist impact on rain forest mixed with a relatively luxurious setting. We were...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This property advertises itself as a cutting edge ecolodge. It many easy it achieves that goal, but as a luxury property (based on the costs) it has some shortcomings. Our room was among the closest to the main building (which houses the restaurant); it required an uphill walk of 65 steps. We had two queen beds and lots of space....

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Cayuga S, Manager at Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thanks for taking the time to send in your feedback. We appreciate all opportunities to improve and make sure that we exceed our guest's expectations. Thanks for the praise on the great location, the spacious room, outdoor shower and the "fancy" food. We are sorry that we could not fulfill your expectations of having air conditioning available to...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were met at the little airstrip at Puerto Jimenez with cool coconut water, just the thing after a hot journey. Frank, our driver, gave us a tour of the little town as we drove through it and out onto the dirt road. On the 40 minute journey we saw a sleeping screech owl, two scarlet macaws and a sloth,...

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Cayuga S, Manager at Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula, responded to this review

Dear PubLover7, greetings from Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula. What a wonderful review. We cannot thank you enough for describing the Lapa Rios experience so well for future visitors. Thanks for the rooming tips, thanks for encouraging other travelers to learn about our sustainability initiatives and to plant a tree and thanks for all the praise on the...

London
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our third place on our CR trip. We were coming from Tortuguera so took two short flights. We were greeted at the airport by Arlyn a charming young lady who gave us cookies and coconut water before jumping into the car for a 40 minute drive. We were greeted with cold towels and drinks by Alex. He showed us around...

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a 1000-acre private nature reserve in Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, a destination matching everyone's idea of paradise. Much more than a luxurious eco lodge, Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project and a sustainable tourism pioneer. Over the years, we have received many awards for social and environmental excellence. Home to a plethora of incredible wildlife, including monkeys, scarlet macaws, pumas, toucans, tree frogs and thousands of other creatures, a trip to Lapa Rios Eco lodges Ecolodges will be the experience of a lifetime. Lapa Rios is one of only 24 National Geographic Unique Eco Lodges of the World ... more   less 

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Address: Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: $644 - $1,298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Choose how many steps you want - the furthest from the lodge have 200”
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GeorgeandJaki, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are as quiet, you can only hear the jungle!”
MariaG478, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with views of the gulf and loved it.”
768jennl, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a room closer to the main lodge to avoid a long hike back and forth”
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“Bungalow 9 was fabulous”
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