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Travel Information

What to Bring?

  • Lightweight, comfortable hiking or walking shoes (waterproof is preferable).
  • Water shoes (such as Tevas, Crocs or Keens)
  • Sports socks that go up to your knees (this is to make sure you don’t get a rash when wearing our rubber boots on the rainforest hikes).
  • Lightweight, casual clothing appropriate for hiking. Our dress code at the property is completely informal, so do not worry about bringing dinner jackets or formal apparel. Bring a couple of extra shirts as you will be sweating a lot on the hikes.
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Flashlight. When possible, please pack only Panasonic batteries, as these are the only brand of batteries that can be recycled in Costa Rica.
  • Light raincoat when visiting us during the rainier months.

What is the weather like at Lapa Rios?

Lapa Rios Eco-lodge, and the Osa Peninsula in general, is characterized by warm, breezy days, with highs of 82 - 92 degrees, lows 75 - 85. Because of afternoon clouds, August through November are cooler months, with highs in the 70s. Temperatures during January through April are in the mid-80s.  From the middle of December to the end of April it is rare that it will rain at all. This is the summer season here and excellent sunny weather can be guaranteed. The "green season", usually from May to November, is probably the best time to experience a true rain forest. All outdoor activities are still offered, as the rain is very warm and actually quite pleasant. It generally will rain three to four times per week, usually in the late afternoon and evening.

Is there phone or Internet at Lapa Rios?

The Lapa Rios experience is one of full immersion into the remote rainforest of the Osa Peninsula. There are no phones and internet connections available for guests in the rooms or at the reception. You can use a computer or a phone at the Lapa Rios reservations office in Puerto Jimenez. However, recently, the cellular phone coverage by the local telecommunications provider has improved to the point that now, most cellular phones work and if you bring your own smart phone, you will be able to connect to the internet. We recommend you leave your phone turned off to really experience the “decompression” and relaxation of being away from it all.