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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a travel agent in Costa Rica so I visit a lot of hotels. With that, honestly it can make me have some high expectations when visiting a 5 star hotel. I had visited Lapa Rios a couple years ago and thought the food wasn't worth the price people were paying. However, this year I returned with my boyfriend... More 

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Flowery
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome, and the staff amazing. Staff greeted us @ the airstrip. Took us just across the street to the office, offered us a cold drink. And a chance to stretch, use the restroom. Then they load you in a Range Rover to a exciting 45 minute drive to the Lodge. Upon arriving again staff greet you. We... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 15 years of marriage we needed some excitement. WHOA bring it on in luxury. This place was great (stayed there 9/2009) so awhile ago. Room accomodations were first class even without electricity or AC, Best coffee in the world delivered to your door. We had whales outside our room, a sloth in our tree right off the deck, iguanas... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family spent 5 days and 4 nights at Lapa Rios. The view from Bungalow 6 was amazing. When we arrived, there was a small hole on our screen, which we did not report. However, by the end of the first day they had replaced the entire screen perfectly. The outlet in between our beds did not work... More 

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, wow and wow! This place is fantastic. We chose this destination because our experience last year at Arenas Del Mar was so wonderful- we wanted to try another Cayuga Collection eco-resort. Lapa Rios did NOT disappoint. When we first pulled in, we were greeted by several staff members- cold water and cool washcloths were immediately provided. We were told... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I studied Lapa Rios in a sustainability course in hospitality school and had set high expectations for my experience when I booked a last minute trip to Costa Rica. Despite going during rainy season, the lodge was still full (I was able to secure a room for only two of the five days I visited) and rain was intermittent -... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the ultimate in Eco luxury. Totally off the grid, you need to fly into Puerta Jimenez then be driven by the lodge driver to the resort. You are met with cool towels and a welcome drink and the most amazing staff I have found in Costa Rica. Service with a smile at all times! The food is... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended for people or tourists that REALLY appreciate nature, hiking, surfing and relaxing. Our experience was amazing in all aspects. We recommend to do all the hikes, try all the plates from the 3 meals, and walk all the beaches. Staff is super friendly and at your service! Ask for room #9, it is simply amazing. We recommend to visit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling around Osa Peninsula with my boyfriend for our vacation and after having fun on a 4x4 all terrain road trip from Jimenez we arrived at Cabo Matapalo without having a clue where to stay for the night (we usually do not reserve and find a place day by day, it's always a surprise!) We found Lapa Rios... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This resort is beautifully situated rooms in the jungle. Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is plentiful but repetitive and not that great. Cold poached eggs, over cooked bacon and inconsistent quality were of issue for us. The menu did not change over the five nights we were there and most mornings we waited over an hour for... More 

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

Dear NotaCritic, greetings from the Osa Peninsula and all of us here at Lapa Rios. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Your feedback is extremely valuable for us and we are taking it very seriously. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences that the wait at breakfast created for you. We are... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $565 - $1,100 (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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