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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

3.0 of 5 Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Lapa Rios for three nights in Jan 2015. Every second of our time there was a wonderful experience, from our greeting at the airstrip and then again at the resort to our exit three days later. Everyone there was extremely friendly and knowledgable, ready to answer a question and educate us on the wildlife. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Costa Rica but my first trip to OSA penninsula and Lapa Rios. Lapa Rios is by far my favorite place in Costa Rica now! the staff, food, nature, experiences, everything far exceeded my expectations. Everything seemed to be well thought out and our needs already anticipated. Food is magnificent, with just the right choices... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lapa Rios was our honeymoon destination, and absolutely exceeded our hopes and expectations. From the countless personal touches to the endless friendliness of the staff, we were delighted with our stay. The grounds are truly enchanting, the accommodations were very comfortable, thoughtful, and very satisfying. The food was truly incredible, absolutely one of our favorite parts- we truly regret not... More 

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

Dear Morganhart, Greetings from the Wild Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. We were thrilled to read that we “absolutely exceeded” your hopes and expectations for your honeymoon stay with us. Thanks for the compliments on the friendliness of our staff, the accommodations and of course the food. Your practical advice is very useful for other travelers. Thank you for pointing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was heavenly and exactly what we needed after a week of torrential rain in the north and centre. Our family were utterly charmed by the location and the facilities. It was so refreshing to have no wifi ties to the outside world and allowed us to really relax and get away from it all. Having such close access to... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is wonderful Food amazing-Staff and service heartwarming and and the adventures and wildlife an experience not to be missed. Try the pancakes for sure. I can not say enough about this amazing place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lapa Rios is a wifi-free ecolodge with five star restaurant and five leaf sustainability ratings. Private cabanas have awesome views of the Pacific, are up on hillside with ocean breezes and private walled gardens with outdoor showers and deck for each cabana. Locals from Costa Rica lead hikes and strolls to learn about primary rainforests, their inhabitants, and hundreds of... More 

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

Dear Lee, first of all thank you very much for your loyalty and your five visits to Lapa Rios in the past years. We were excited to hear your comment about how you feel that "it just keeps getting better" every year. We work hard to consistently upgrade our guest's experience and with the most recent inclusion as a "National... More 

Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lapa rios is an eco lodge that holds true to its name. You are the visitor in the middle of the forest. Just stilling on your porch you can see macaws, toucans, three kinds of monkeys, iguanas etc. the bungalows are nicely furnished. The walls are screens and you fall asleep to the sounds of of the forest and you... More 

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

Dear ctah, greetings from the Lapa Rios rain forest in Costa Rica. Thank you for your beautiful review of our eco lodge. As you said it is all about wildlife and being in the a tropical rain forest next to the Pacific Ocean. There are few places in the world that have more diversity of flora and fauna than the... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you happen to find yourself in Costa Rica, make sure you visit the Osa Peninsula and in particular the magic that is Lapa Rios. This is not a 5 star attraction if you use conventional methods. But if you want scenery, wildlife and most importantly wonderful people, this is where it's at. Our lodge was 172 steps away (and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Location, beautiful cottages, yummy fresh food & impeccable service. Stayed 12 days here and still it was hard to leave. I look forward to daily breakfast for the fruit pancake. All meal times were wonderful, loved the variety of chips and salsa. And fresh fruit shakes were simply delightfully refreshing. We did almost all the activities, bird watching, rainforest... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can visit the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica then you owe it to yourself to stay here. The Howler monkey 'alarm clock' is one of the greatest ways to wake up....ever. The staff is excellent, the food is delicious, the tours and excursions are well run and the wildlife oh man. We have three kids 10, 8 and... 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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