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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 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lapa was truly magical. A serenade of 8-10 Scarlet Macaws were the alarm clock every day. The property was amazing. Nearby waterfalls, a good beach (albeit a tad rocky for surf & swim). Primary and secondary forest. The guides were lovely and truly invested in what they do, I got a much deeper connection with the jungle through their collective... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our experience at Lapa Rios. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with fresh coconut milk to seeing the four kinds of monkeys, armadillos, toucans, macaws, poison dart frogs and so much more, to waterfall repelling, zip-lining, swimming, surfing, morning, day and night hikes; enjoying great food, and meeting the exceptionally sweet and knowledgeable staff, we did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking!! A great vacation for any family looking to reconnect with nature! From check in to check out the service was flawless. Marlon and Roberto knew our familie's names from day one. They were friendly and anticipated our needs with our young children. The food was exquisite and the beverages felt like drinking the tropics! The bungalows were immaculately... More

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

Dear Vivian, greetings to all of you from the Osa Peninsula. Thank you bringing your family to Lapa Rios and writing such a wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that we met the expectations of your 8 year old son as well as the rest of the family. Lapa Rios is a great destiination for families with children... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great lodge with great service. The guides and servers were outstanding. The views from the cabinas and lodge were breath taking. Watching the monkeys and macaws from above was just incredible. Despite being in the jungle, everything was very clean. No bug problems at all, anywhere. The only mark below excellent was sleep and that is because you are... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there for the sense of connecting with nature, in a pristine rainforest, with amazing diversity of animals and birds in the wild. Comfortable screened cabins, all with views. Fantastic pool overlooking the ocean. Excellent guides for hikes. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys and remain undisturbed by technology (no cell reception, no wifi, no tv). Service is... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Lapa Rios is an outstanding resort!! The bungalows are very nice, with gorgeous views of the ocean. You are right in the middle of the rainforest, with howling monkeys and other exotic animals. The food is covered in the price, and the quality of the food is excellent. The onsite tours and guides are also excellent. Great to know... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed for a week, just before the rainy season. This is an incredible place for nature lovers. Absolutely beautiful views from the bungalows. The first one we stayed in (#11) was pretty far from the main lodge. A sweaty hike up to the main lodge and a painful on old knees hike down. It was very... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your journey begins with a wildlife safari on the only road in the Osa, through tropical forest to the lodge. When you arrive it’s like a Disney movie as you are greeted by Macaws, Toucans, monkeys, iguanas, blue monarch butterflies dancing above your head, and the adorable coatis. You know you are about to experience something special. The lodge itself... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Staff do a wonderful job and the setting is breath-taking. The meals were good on site. We did almost all the offered tours. Night walk was best. Beach walk was worst...it follows busy local streets not trails. We did the self guided tour on site to the waterfall. Great place for a dip. 285 steps to climb from our... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Lapa Rio. The staff was great very friendly and helpful. We did have the notorious room 14. It is definitely not for the faint hearted. It is very private and has a great view. We enjoyed the waterfall hike, canopy tour. I highly recommend surf lessons with Pollo. He is a great instructor for... More

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Also Known As:
Lapa Rios Ecolodge Hotel Playa Matapalo
Lapa Rios Ecolodge Hotel
Address: Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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