Hear nature's most beautiful songs at Lapa Rios. Your bungalow opens to spectacular ocean views, allowing scented sea breezes in day and night. Sunbathe on your own private wooden deck, or cool off under a pleasant open air shower. Wander through the many rainforest trails and listen to the natural music of rainforest wildlife. And when night dances upon your shoulders, let the rhythms of the rainforest gently rock you to sleep.
Wildlife greets you at your door with the enchanting cry of exotic birds like the famous Scarlet Macaw, or the graceful canopy leap of the Squirrel monkey. Wander through the many rainforest trails and listen to the awesome music of the rainforest wildlife. And when night dances upon your shoulders, marvel at the brilliance of a starlit sky, letting you gently drift down the tides of sleep.
Lapa Rios will let you create the romantic honeymoon that you have always dreamed about:
Since Lapa Rios began, honeymoon and anniversary couples attest to their truly tranquil and authentic rainforest holiday at the ecolodge and reserve. While all weeks during the year are a great time to enjoy the Lapa Rios experience, we recommend couples book the months January or February, April to June and then September to November. These months have few school holidays thereby limiting families-with-children traveling to Costa Rica.
Lapa is the Costa Rican name for Scarlet Macaw. And by the way, Scarlet Macaws mate for life. They find a partner early in their lives and spend the rest of their lives with him or her. This is why you usually see them flying in pairs. If there is another Macaw accompanying them, it is most likely their child. We think that is quite special to spend your honeymoon in a lodge that is named after such a noble and faithful bird.
“As soon as we entered, there was a special, magical air to Lapa Rios. We both admire your staff for their excellent jobs they have done and the pride they take in their work. When we first entered our bungalow we were delighted. Every thing we have done and experienced was “muy excellente” from the fine dining (and I can be tough to please) to our walk to the beach or our hike to the waterfalls.
Each activity was so much fun here than it could be anywhere. Even waking up at 6 am was pleasurable since we got to see wonderful wildlife like monkeys, toucans and Scarlet Macaws. We hope to celebrate an anniversary here one day. This place is absolutely perfect and a little slice of heaven. See you soon.”
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At Lapa Rios we understand that “one size does not fit all” and would be happy to help you create your own honeymoon package. Just let us know how many nights you would like to stay with us (we recommend a minimum of three nights) and add on the activities that you would like to engage in. Choose from surf lessons, swimming with dolphins, wild waterfall hikes, horseback riding, Yoga at sunset and relaxing massages with views of the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. In some cases, we can make the reservation for the activities ahead of your arrival, but in other cases, we recommend you make your decisions upon arrival taking into consideration the weather and your mood. Take a look at our tours and activities page.
A quality restaurant experience in the middle of the rainforest? Fresh seafood, fine meats, local fruits and vegetables and exotic spices are important components in our fusion cuisine that has been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine. If you would like to see our breakfast or lunch menus or take a look at what is for dinner, follow the link to culinary highlights. Don’t forget to check out our new world wine list featuring a selection of fresh white wines and light red wines from Chile, Argentina, California and Oregon.
Combine your honeymoon in Lapa Rios with other unique destinations in Costa Rica.
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