We travelled to Costa Rica as part of SAGA's Jewels of South America holiday and our second hotel stay was at the beautiful Villa Lapas. As the coach meandered its way down, down a very steep hill we marvelled at the lush vegetation of the surrounding rain forest. We and our luggage were unloaded from the coach and we were given the keys to our rooms.
All the rooms were in single storey blocks and ours overlooked the lawns and not too far from the pool and the main dining room.
The twin bedded room was quite spacious for two friends, was clean and bathroom and toilet led off from bedroom. The room wasn't luxurious but nevertheless was perfectly pleasant and served our needs.
Outside each room was a bench which could be used for sitting on to watch the wildlife in the magnificent grounds or simply to drape wet towels etc to dry. Each block also had a water cooler outside for refilling bottles of water.
All the water was perfectly safe and drinkable.
We were there on an 'all inclusive' basis SAGA holiday so we were allowed certain 'free' drinks and ate buffet style food. It was ok nothing more than that. The staff in the dining room were a bit surly and the barman positively rude! In fact he was so negative, he soon earned the nickname 'Senor No!'
The pool looked rather dirty but we discovered it was perfectly clean, but the tiles were of a dark colour which made the water look a bit grim.
Overall it is a hotel worth visiting for its naturally beautiful surroundings, wildlife, peace and quiet.
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- Also Known As:
- Lapas Hotel Jaco