With so many adventures offered at Lapa Rios, it may be hard to imagine sitting down to relax during your time here. But aside from nature-filled excursions, we offer plenty of ways to disconnect, decompress, and rejuvinate your body and soul. Below are some of the many options we provide to our guests:
Take a refreshing dip in our eco-friendly, salt-based pool (less chlorine) pool where you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Bring along binoculars – the local wildlife love the pool area almost as much as guests do, and you may want to take a closer look at a few creatures who like to dine in the trees near the pool.
When you’re not out chasing monkeys, or hiking to secluded waterfalls, pop by our guide hut to learn about the regional geography and about biodiversity from our library of books and trained guides who are happy to answer any questions. Also be sure not to miss the Lapa Rios slideshow presentations held during Happy Hour near our bar. You’ll not only hear about what happened on that day’s hikes, but you’ll also hear tales from our experienced guides who have walked the Lapa Rios trails for years.
Spiraling up from the middle of our dining area, a grand wooden staircase leads to the our canopy rooftop, offering sweeping 360 degree views over the rain forest, Pacific Ocean, Gulfo Dulce gulf, and nearby beaches and farms. Climb up to this unique lookout to gaze out over the horizon during sunrise or sunset, spot beautiful wildlife all around you, or simply sit down and take in the incredible views at your leisure.
Enjoy fifty minutes of rainforest bliss surrounded by the sounds of the surrounding jungle and softly breaking waves in our private massage hut. We offer four types of massage as well as two types of spiritual exercises:
Zen Shiatsu: This massage works on clearing the body’s energy lines of blockage, allowing you to reach a state of deep relaxation and self-healing.
Ayurvedic: Based on ancient Indian Yogi wisdom, this massage focuses on relaxing muscles and allowing vital “chi” to renew and repair tired systems.
Core Integration: This massage brings together postural alignment, movement education and awareness while restoring the body to its natural state of balance.
Reiki: Reiki is a soft, non-intrusive healing method that allows you to awaken your healing energies and focus on inner awareness.
Hatha yoga: This gentle form of yoga focuses on self-knowledge, acceptance and self-empowerment. An incredible opportunity to balance the mind, body and spirit overlooking one of the most breathtaking views on property.
Chi Kung: An exercise from China focused on cultivating Chi (the vital life force), which energizes the mind, body and spirit, Chi Kung incorporates fluid motions and postures while connecting its practitioners with the earth and its surrounding life forces.
1 hour per session