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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

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Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I absolutely love this corner of the world. Staying at Lapa Rios has been life changing! Flying with Nature Air from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and having amazing views from above including seeing the active Turrialba volcano spew ashes, and then landing on the tiny air strip in Puerto Jimenez, along side the cemetery is a story and adventure... More 

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Irving, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have traveled to 8 different countries and stayed in many types of accommodations. Lapa Rios is our favorite! From the minute Frank picked us up at the airport, we felt welcomed. All of the staff made a point to greet us by name and made sure that any wish we had was cheerfully met. We made friends with a... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a few years ago. Nature at it's best. The grounds, hotel is well integrated into it's surroundings. Great hiking, running trails available. You can walk, run to the beach to enjoy the morning breeze. Wildlife a plenty, visible everywhere. Great staff/good people are available to optimize your nature experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Lapa Rios for 5 nights and we enjoyed it so much. The hotel is located in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, and there are wild animals all around the property. The rooms are cosy with a design inspired from the nature. In the morning we woke up from the sound of howler... More 

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Hjo, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I work as a destination and adventure photographer so I travel more than 6 months every year. For me, it's important that I travel as sustainable as I can since nature is my favorite place to be. My girlfriend and I visited Lapa Rios for 5 nights and both of us are super impressed. The location is in the middle... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although a perfect location at first sight, it was not what we expected. Being low season, they were building an extra bungalow, so we had construction noice from morning till evening. We've mentioned this, so they waited the next morning a few hours to start later. (Also because it was Sunday) There's a local gravel road close to our room,... More 

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

Dear Veroniekvm, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We try hard to make sure that every single one of our guest's expectations are exceeded, but in your case we really dropped the ball. First of all, we sincerely apologize for the "mishaps" during your stay and we promise you that your feedback is... More 

Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lapa Rios was the last place we stayed and it truly made our trip! They booked our flight and picked us up in Puerto Jimenez. A short 30 minute drive to the lodge where we were greeted with smiles & an amazing drink. We never really checked in, they just said it's lunch time and escorted us to lunch, our... More 

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Kingston, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My experience at Lapa Rios was really wonderful. The lodge is in a beautiful jungle overlooking the Golfo Dulce on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Staff were at the airstrip awaiting my arrival when I got to Puerto Jimenez. After a short break I rode with Jose to the lodge. He pointed out various places and animals/birds along the... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am a travel agent in Costa Rica so I visit a lot of hotels. With that, honestly it can make me have some high expectations when visiting a 5 star hotel. I had visited Lapa Rios a couple years ago and thought the food wasn't worth the price people were paying. However, this year I returned with my boyfriend... More 

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

Dear Caitlyn, Greetings from all of us at Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula. How great to see your raving review. It means a lot to us since you know Costa Rica and all the hotels so well. We appreciate your praise and it motivates us to get even better. Yes, last year when you visited us, we had... More 

Flowery
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, and the staff amazing. Staff greeted us @ the airstrip. Took us just across the street to the office, offered us a cold drink. And a chance to stretch, use the restroom. Then they load you in a Range Rover to a exciting 45 minute drive to the Lodge. Upon arriving again staff greet you. We... More 

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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

Address: Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: RM1,187 - RM5,530 (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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“#6 (3-11?) have ocean views. Rooms 12 and up appear to have longer hikes down to the rooms, back up to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Texan63, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have a problem walking stairs ask for a room close to the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles anhede, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in Bungalow 2. It was peaceful, close to the main lodge and there were no steps other than the walkway up to the bungalow.”
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  • View from the deck of Bungalow 2
 of 5 bubbles carriesR8393SW, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with a king bed start about half way down (I think room 9). If you want a king bed, you need to be prepared to do some hiking!”
 of 5 bubbles 629caitlynr, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were half way down the hill which was good as stair climb to dining room is steep and a further climb would not be in our best interest”
 of 5 bubbles AmyM554, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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