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Lapa Rios Ecolodge Osa Peninsula

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 nights at Lapa Rios at the end of a 2 week visit to Costa Rica. We could have just gone here though and died happy! All the animals and birds we wanted to see and a whole host more, we saw, and many in the hotel grounds. It became a joke that we couldn't even just go... More 

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

Dear Felicity, greetings from all of us at Lapa Rios Ecolodge. Thank you for taking the time to write such a complete review about your stay with us. Yes, if you want to see wildlife, the Lapa Rios Private Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Costa Rica to visit. You do need to have your camera handy... More 

Los Gatos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the southwest coast of Costa Rica, this is a beautiful hidden location. We had wonderful accomodations, great meals, and amazing activities! Monkeys, sloths, macaws share this property with you! The guides are great and the waterfall hikes are fabulous.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the best places we have ever stayed. Our rooms were beautiful with a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean where we watched dolphins jumping from our deck. It was the perfect break for all the family and nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were incredibly welcoming. The food was truly outstanding, with a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wow! What a fabulous place. This was our first time to Costa Rica, and I cannot think of a better place to visit. We are a family of four with 17 and 19 year old children. We all LOVED Lapa Rios. The lodge is truly unique and staying there is wonderful experience. We all have memories that will last a... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The trip to Lapa Rios began with a picturesque flight on Sansa Airlines landing on the postage stamp of an airfield in Puerto Jimenez. After a welcome drink, the restaurant manager, Johnny gave us a ride to the ecolodge The Lapa Rios staff and guides were all very friendly and welcoming. They went out of their way to make us... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

the room is big and very confortable. The view marvelous. The service excellent! if you want to rest from the city this is the perfect place. food is delicious. the helpful and friendly staff I love it! H. Mixter. J

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

WOW we just returned from Lapa Rios (yes in "rainy season" no regrets!) and it was amazing like it was the first time (about 18 years ago). Last time as a couple and this time a family (12 and 14 year old). We arrived at LR at about 3 pm on Tuesday and left at 5:30 am on Saturday .... More 

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

Dear lovedelishfood, wow, what a review. This should be mandatory reading for everybody that is considering to visit us here at Lapa Rios. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this all in writing. As you said in your title, we try to provide "luxury in the rainforest" but is a different kind of luxury. Another guest... More 

Dallas, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We stayed here the last 3 nights of May 2016, so early in rainy season. Two nights we had big thunderstorms at night. One day it didn't rain all day and night. This time of year here, most days it rains in the afternoon or early morning, so you can pretty much count on a dry or mostly dry morning... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

After a short flight from San Jose and a rather bumpy ride over country roads, we finally arrived at Lapa Rios and were greeted by a welcome drink and warm towelette. What a great way to start our stay. The setting is superb. It is situated in the midst of the rainforest at the tip of the peninsula overlooking the... More 

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

if you want a taste of heaven then go to lapa rios.. the best views,the best food,the best service,the best people,the best ,the best of everything, seeing the wildlife is just something that cant be typed in this box. no wonder why I like animals better then people. wow....

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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: $515 - $1,101 (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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