Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Eco Resort overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, in the Osa Peninsula and bordering Corcovado National Park, making it the destination that matches everyone's idea of paradise. An upscale ecoresort surrounded by primary rainforest, beautiful views, curious wildlife, hypnotizing sights and sounds, etc. Lapa Rios Eco Resort was built sixteen years ago as a private nature reserve, purchased of a large tract of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado rainforest, and to build the small sustainable supporting tourism project. Today a conservation easement elaborated by The Nature Conservancy and Cederena ensure that this Costa Rican rainforest will be preserved into perpetuity. The Lapa Rios reserve is connected through a corridor with Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, the most biodiverse area in Costa Rica and a destination known worldwide for this same reason. Lapa Rios Eco Resort is a sustainable project built in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment. The luxurious main lodge and bungalows of this ecoresort line three ridges connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet above the Pacific Ocean Golfo Dulce, Lapa Rios Eco Resort catches the cooling tropical breezes. The main lodge, housing the restaurant and bar, soars 50 feet and is built in a sustainable way out of local, natural materials. Palm thatched roofs meet a three-story hardwood circular stairway. Climb to overlook the rainforest canopy and breathtaking ocean vistas. Comfortable and classy, locally made bamboo furniture adds to relaxation in this tranquil panorama of nature. Lapa Rios Eco Resort is more than just a beautiful rainforest hotel or ecoresort next to the beach. Lapa Rios is a model Ecotourism sustainable project that strives to show that “a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down”. Besides winning awards from Conde Nast Traveler and being featured in many international publications, Lapa Rios Eco Resort is a pioneer in upscale sustainable lodging employing only people from the local community and being committed to environmentally sound practices. Among these are: reforestation, protection of natural resources, recycling and waste management, support and contribution to the local community, etc.
Activities at Lapa Rios Eco Resort are focused around the rainforest and the nearby Ocean. Rainforest hikes, bird watching, Ocean Kayaking, horseback riding, catch and release sport fishing and surfing are some of the activities offered. Furthermore, guests can get relaxing massages, participate in Yoga classes in the spectacular yoga deck, relax at the pool with a tropical cocktail or just take a nap in a hammock and maybe observe the birds, monkeys and other animals that come by. For many guests, the highlight is a tour to the world famous Corcovado National Park by plane or a night camping in the jungle, a once in a lifetime experience. Lapa Rios Eco Resort is an ideal upscale sustainable vacation experience for people that like nature and are open to learning about sustainability, conservation, culture and biodiversity. Honeymoon couples looking for a more active and unique kind of experience as well as families with older children that are looking to spend some real quality time together also enjoy the experience. Think of yourself as a traveler and not a tourist when coming to Lapa Rios Eco Resort, as you will discover a new world of nature, adventure, ecology and relaxation.