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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lapa Rios was the best choice we could have made for a honeymoon destination. The entire staff was extremely professional and friendly. The food was amazing; everything was fresh and there were choices for both meat eaters and vegetarians. We were amazed from the moment that we were picked up from the airport, until the moment they dropped us off... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrive in Jiminez greeted with coconut water and a Tucan up in a tree. On our ride into Lapa our two drivers made every attempt to stop and find every bit of wild life they could find and boy did they find a lot. Once at the resort we were greeted with a fresh beverage and a crew of... More

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

Dear Ltumazzo, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your stay at our eco lodge. First of all, we are very happy to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations and really appreciate your great comments about the high quality level of food and service at the lodge. Thanks for pointing out... More

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lapa Rios was the second resort we stayed at on our honeymoon and it was the perfect ending to an amazing trip. If you are into adventure and the outdoors, then this place is for you. The included guided hikes really made the trip special - I felt very connected to the Osa Penninsula. The rooms were rugged, but still... More

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Aalst, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a once in a lifetime experience !! Sleep in bungalows with all comfort in the middle of nature.Toecans and monkey's saying goodmorning.Only musquito-nets keep you inside your room ,witch give you the real nature feeling!Food is excellent and staff verry friendly. Take care to book early because visitors are limited at Osa Pininsula.Take back a flight to San... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unique and exciting introduction to Costa Rica. The Osa peninsula is a natural treasure. Wake up to the swish of the distant surf and the roar of howler monkeys. See a spider monkey troop swing through the trees right off your cabana deck. Watch the capuchins watch you.Toucans, the lapas themselves…The entire staff, from management to the kitchen, bar... More

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Palo Alto, California
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25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would like to offer a bit of a unique perspective on staying at Lapa Rios. First, the hotel is spectacular. The bungalows offer sweeping views of the rainforest and Pacific Ocean. You will be hard pressed to find anywhere in the world where dense rain forest filled with wildlife abuts a wild coast line. The cabanas themselves are elegant... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first time in Costa Rica, and we wanted to see the wildlife. Lapa Rios is a great place for viewing it all--monkeys, reptiles, birds, you name it! The resort itself is gorgeous, each room (bungalow) having a great view of the beach or rain forest. The staff is the best, attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the food... More

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Greeted upon arrival with cold pineapple drink and an amazing staff. The enthusiasm and professionalism is each and every individual is amazing. We took excursions with Arlet (Sunset Bird Tour), Edwin (Twigs, pigs and garbage) which was very enlightening, Guillermo (early bird tour) and Valerie (Matapalo Tour, local medicine tour and Plant a Tree). Valerie was outstanding in her knowledge,... More

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Ballston Spa, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

4 days/nights in a wonderful eco-lodge that impressed us with its balance between fine hospitality and service and its commitment to sustainable "green" practices. Add in the natural secluded setting of a settlement on the top of a ridge - in the rain forest but with fantastic views of Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. Visit started with being met... More

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

Dear SaraT, greetings from the green and lush Osa Peninsula. Thank you for such a raving review of your stay with us. We are extremely happy to hear that we were able to accomoated you on your vacation with your kids and that you were able to reconnect as a family. Thanks for pointing out all the great wildlife experiences;... More

Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I returned to Lapa Rios to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary last week. We initially visited Lapa Rios in May of 2010, what a wonderful experience. For our anniversary, we wanted a true get away, no to limited phone and internet coverage, a beautiful peaceful location full of natural beauty and life, great friendly staff, great food,... More

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Address: Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula 3*
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Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of 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. ... more   less 
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