We stayed for three nights and found it quite relaxing. The rooms are simple - two rows of terraced cottages a short walk from the main building - but have all that is needed. The evacuation notice on the back of the door told us what to do in the case of earthquake, and the candles in the bedside cupboard hinted at electricity failures, but neither of those events took place. The cottages overlook lawns which stretch down to a river, where several species of birds could be seen (and scarlet macaws flew overhead from time to time). Both the lawns and the footpaths were shared with black iguanas, and the Carara national park is just a few kms away so the whole area is good for wild-life watching. Food was plentful and well presented, and the barstaff were friendly. For some reason a replica of a deserted village has been built just over the river, housing another bar and another restaurant, together with a fake church and a couple of shops. The most authentic feature was that it too was deserted for most of the time, although the bar was quite wecoming. But it seemed unnecessary. Villa Lapas is not a luxury resort, and does not pretend to be,but it is a nice spot in which to spend a few days close to nature, with clean sheets, good food, and cold drinks
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- Lapas Hotel Jaco