Scale of 90-100
Dramatically sited above the Golfo Dulce, this 1,000-acre wilderness refuge is in an isolated corner of the Osa Peninsula at the southern tip of Costa Rica. The 17 thatched bungalows are situated on a steep hillside covered with tropical vegetation and are well-outfitted with netted windows and private decks, though they lack air-conditioning. The rooms have been intentionally designed to provide travelers with a secluded retreat in which to relax and disconnect, and therefore do not have in-room phones, TVs or Wi-Fi. The spectacular open-air restaurant has a platform for viewing monkeys, parrots, toucans and macaws. Other amenities include a private hut for massage treatments and a saltwater pool. Jungle and shoreline safaris and horseback riding excursions can be arranged. Overseen by a friendly and knowledgeable staff, this ecological sanctuary captures the essence of wild Costa Rica. The resort does not permit children under the age of 6.
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Good to Know
Bear in mind, the higher the room number, the longer and steeper the climb to the main building.
Lapa Rios Features:
- Airport transfers
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- No a/c
- No wifi
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Bungalow for Two, $960 (all meals, ground transfers and scheduled guided tours included; minimum stay may apply).
Three à la carte, multi-course meals daily; Non-alcoholic beverages; One round-trip transfer from Puerto Jimenez; Selection of on-site guided tours
Learn more about Lapa Rios:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.