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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were renting casa Bambu during Christmas week, and decided to celebrate Christmas with a lunch at Lapa Rios lodge. It is about a 15mn walk, up the hill from casa bambu, and when you arrive at the lodge, you are at the same level as the top of the trees, in the middle of the rainforest, with monkeys and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing lodge . Everything about it is top notch. You can't go past it....expensive ....yes ....but they offer so much. Including Spanish lessons! Accommodation ,facilities,food all excellent. All tours are included. Wildlife is prolific ,...You can sit on your verandah in the early morning/ sunrise, and watch many macaws ad monkeys,.....And they deliver coffee to yours at...

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gaylependy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our airline didn't inform us that flights had been cancelled to get to Lapa Rios. The hotel emailed us the night before to let us know and to help arrange flights to a different airport and transfers. The food is all included and they had a great selection. We never...

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

Dear Gale, thank you for taking the time to review our lodge. While we were very happy to hear that you loved your "room with the view", the food (yes, the fish tacos are great) and the service provided by our staff, we loved your comments about the wildlife. There is probably no better place in Costa Rica to see...

canton, ohio
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I will start with that I was actually a little teary when we had to leave this place. The viewing of wild life here is amazing. Showering with macaws screaming above you and toucans eating their breakfast was an experience I will never forget. Yes, the menu is limited, but they always offer specials and everything we ate was delicious....

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United States
Reviewed December 5, 2016

People raved about this place, and I wish our group could rave as well, But we just can't. Many things are great here. The rooms have beautiful views and are well-decorated, cleaned every day, have turn-down service. The restaurant staff is very friendly and attentive. The hotel's efforts for eco-tourism and sustainability are really quite amazing. We did the Pigs/twigs...

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

Dear Thyme8, greetings from the Osa Peninsula. The rains have ceased and things are finally drying up now. We would like to sincerely thank you for this great review. Of course, we would prefer Five Star ratings all the time, but we know that we still have things that we need to work on and improve. We strive to exceed...

Coral Gables, Florida
Reviewed December 1, 2016

I absolutely love this corner of the world. Staying at Lapa Rios has been life changing! Flying with Nature Air from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and having amazing views from above including seeing the active Turrialba volcano spew ashes, and then landing on the tiny air strip in Puerto Jimenez, along side the cemetery is a story and adventure...

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Irving, Texas
Reviewed November 21, 2016

We have traveled to 8 different countries and stayed in many types of accommodations. Lapa Rios is our favorite! From the minute Frank picked us up at the airport, we felt welcomed. All of the staff made a point to greet us by name and made sure that any wish we had was cheerfully met. We made friends with a...

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Toronto
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Visited a few years ago. Nature at it's best. The grounds, hotel is well integrated into it's surroundings. Great hiking, running trails available. You can walk, run to the beach to enjoy the morning breeze. Wildlife a plenty, visible everywhere. Great staff/good people are available to optimize your nature experience.

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Lapa Rios for 5 nights and we enjoyed it so much. The hotel is located in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, and there are wild animals all around the property. The rooms are cosy with a design inspired from the nature. In the morning we woke up from the sound of howler...

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Hjo, Sweden
Reviewed November 8, 2016

I work as a destination and adventure photographer so I travel more than 6 months every year. For me, it's important that I travel as sustainable as I can since nature is my favorite place to be. My girlfriend and I visited Lapa Rios for 5 nights and both of us are super impressed. The location is in the middle...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a 1000-acre private nature reserve in 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. Much more than a luxurious eco lodge, Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project and a sustainable tourism pioneer. Over the years, we have received many awards for social and environmental excellence. Home to a plethora of incredible wildlife, including monkeys, scarlet macaws, pumas, toucans, tree frogs and thousands of other creatures, a trip to Lapa Rios Eco lodges Ecolodges will be the experience of a lifetime. Lapa Rios is one of only 24 National Geographic Unique Eco Lodges of the World ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

Address: Osa Peninsula, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: $685 - $1,120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“all seem good”
 of 5 bubbles ipwilly, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“There is quite a walk from some of the rooms to the restuarant and hiking hut. Request huts 1-4 for a shorter walk.”
 of 5 bubbles Thyme8, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“#6 (3-11?) have ocean views. Rooms 12 and up appear to have longer hikes down to the rooms, back up to the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles Texan63, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
“If you have a problem walking stairs ask for a room close to the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles anhede, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in Bungalow 2. It was peaceful, close to the main lodge and there were no steps other than the walkway up to the bungalow.”
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  • View from the deck of Bungalow 2
 of 5 bubbles carriesR8393SW, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
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