Lapa Rios is located on the lush Osa Peninsula that is situated in southwestern Costa Rica next to the Pacific Ocean (near the Panamanian border). The tropical lowland rainforests and untouched natural beauty make this part of Costa Rica the ideal destination for eco tourists and nature lovers. It was declared one of the most biologically intense places on earth by the National Geographic magazine. The Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica is home to Corcovado National Park and a sanctuary to many of the country’s endangered animals such as pumas, jaguars, scarlet macaws and the great harpy eagle.
Whether driving or flying, the gateway to the Osa Peninsula is the small town of Puerto Jimenez, where the Lapa Rios offices and a local airstrip are located. A forgotten village, newly discovered by adventure tourism and conservationists, Puerto Jimenez is the entrance to the northern side of Corcovado National Park. From Puerto Jimenez it is a short ride to Cabo Matapalo, the community where the Lapa Rios Eco Resort is nestled in a 1000-acre rainforest overlooking the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. The area is famous for its majestic waterfalls, pristine beaches and rainforest bustling with the local flora and fauna.