Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, January 21, 2004. Surf, swim, kayak and hike in Costa Rica. Take advantage of the Lapa Rios Family Package and enjoy the wildlife rich rainforest and sandy beaches of this unique and secluded ecolodge set in a private nature reserve. The 4 NIGHT/5-DAY Family Package includes a deluxe ocean view bungalow, 3 extraordinary meals daily, Puerto Jimenez/Lapa Rios round-trip hotel transfers, visit to the Carbonera School, Family Waterfall and Early Bird hikes, and surfing lessons or ocean kayaking with a guide.
Lapa Rios set in a private nature reserve overlooks the point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific coast. Here pristine rain forests and sandy beaches offer a variety of wilderness adventures perfect for families and the 1,000-acre reserve offers a paradise for anyone fascinated with wildlife. Here, howler and white-faced monkeys enliven the surrounding forests and scarlet macaws color the sky.
The ecolodge offers a variety of multi-faceted explorations and activities that allow for nature viewing at its finest. Guided tours offer opportunities to hike up and down through virgin rain forest to pristine waterfalls, splash back along the Carbonera River, share the cool early morning air with the 319 bird species that inhabit the reserve, and surf and kayak among a rainbow of tropical fish. A special tour takes guests to the local school for a visit with the children for a chance to share and contribute songs, stories, photos and reading.
All guided tours in the Lapa Rios Reserve help to support the ongoing maintenance and pay back the land acquisition of the reserve. By choosing to hike and learn about the area with a knowledgeable local guide, guests can give the community continuing economic support and play a vital role in helping to preserve a rainforest while enjoying all the area has to offer. Visitors may even contribute to the sustainable development in the Lapa Rios reforestation program by transplanting a primary seedling to an area of second growth.
Accommodations at Lapa Rios include fourteen austerely elegant and spacious bungalows, which open to spectacular ocean views and offer private patios and gardens. Each room has 2 queen size beds lined with mosquito nets, an indoor solar and gas heated shower, a private garden shower, 2 sinks, large closets and a spacious deck with views of the surrounding rainforest canopy.
A stay at Lapa Rios combines warm Costa Rican hospitality in the midst of natural wonders. For more information about Lapa Rios Ecolodge and their offerings or to make reservations call at (506) 2735-5130 or visit their website at www.laparios.com .