Have just returned from a fortnight in Costa Rica. This hotel was undoubtedly the highlight of my family trip. The setting on a hillside, amidst tropical rainforest, with monkeys and birds coming down to the verandah of each chalet, is stunning. You soon get quite fit walking up to the restaurant, but on the way you see a lot of wildlife!
There is a lovely pool area with visiting Toucans and Iguanas and a fantastic observation deck high above the restaurant.
The hotel cannot do enough for you, the beds were like sleeping on a cloud and the choice of food was more than we could get through. Don't miss the Imperial Beer.
This hotel offers total immersion in nature with a very ecologically friendly bias. Where else would you be picked up from the airstrip by the General Manager and treated to a drive with stops to view wildlife en route.
There is a large selection of guided walks, talks and activities with no pressure. All the guided walks are included and the guides are mostly university graduates who, along with all the hotel staff, are passionate and knowledgeable about their country and its wildlife. If I return to Costa Rica I will spend a week here without hesitation.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lapa Rios Ecolodge Hotel Playa Matapalo