We are so pleased to welcome you to Lapa Rios where you’re in for an unforgettable rainforest adventure! Depending on the road condition you should arrive at our eco lodge within an hour after arriving to Puerto Jimenez. Our staff will welcome you; get you checked in and offer an eco lodge orientation where you’ll learn more about our property, tours and activities and ecotourism’s sustainable practices. By the time you complete your Lapa Rios welcome, your luggage will have been delivered to your beautiful bungalow.
Once here, you’ll see that nature is everywhere. Our property is located in 1000-acre rainforest reserve where you’re likely to see monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, sloths and a variety of other creatures. We do everything we can to preserve the natural environment and bring the rainforest and its inhabitants as close to our guests as possible while respecting their need for safety and nature’s space. We do not use insecticides or herbicides so as not to affect the food chain for all the little critters that attract progressively larger and larger creatures that everyone wants to see.
While our bungalows are very luxurious with incredible views from your private deck, we do use nursery shade cloth for walls rather than regular screens. This type of screen allows for delicious ocean breezes along with some small insects and creatures (eg geckos—nothing large or dangerous). We recommend that guests turn-off all interior room lights when going to dinner to save energy and attract less critters in their rooms at night.
Sharing your holiday with our ever-present critter population is a special part of your stay at Lapa Rios. While you will see many new forms of life there is little risk with common sense. We are lucky to have such abundant wildlife in the common areas and near your bungalows. Along with the Lapa Rios staff, the whole cast of rainforest characters is here to welcome you! Bienvenidos!