CONDE´ NAST TRAVELER
GOLD LIST 2014
Attentive staff “remember your name from day one” and will arrange a private three-course lunch in the rain forest overlooking a waterfall
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Lapa Rios Ecolodge, won the great certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor 2013.
TOP 50 ECO LODGES
Lapa Rios was Costa Rica’s first Eco Lodge to combine creature conservation with creature comforts.
READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS: BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD
With “so much wildlife, you feel completely immersed in nature” at this wilderness lodge on 1,000 acres of riparian rainforest. The green design means renewable materials: Thatched-roof bungalows—“like tree houses”—use solar-heated water and have bamboo furnishings and towels.
WORLD’S BEST HOTELS
If the idea of open-sided, thatched-roof bungalows with netted teak beds, private decks with hammocks, and secluded outdoor showers stirs you, you’ll get your fix here.
SUSTAINABLE STANDARD-SETTERS AWARD
The objective of Lapa Rios is to make the guest experience one that includes both the local community and its natural environment.
Engaging wilderness refuge dramatically sited above the Golfo Dulce in an isolated corner of the Osa Peninsula at the southern tip of Costa Rica, an hour by air from San José.
FODOR’S CHOICE AWARD
Hands down the most spectacular eco-resort in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios has won numerous awards for its mix of conservation and comfort in a huge private nature reserve that brims with wildlife.
5 LEAF AWARD
For many years, Lapa Rios has been a great supporter of the ICT’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program in Costa Rica. In August 2003, the hotel [became] the first hotel in Costa Rica, upgraded to the five leaf level.
HOTELS WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
Set in one of the last remaining lowland tropical rainforests in Central America, this Costa Rica eco-resort has something for everyone, from beach bunnies to anyone who ever wore a “Save the Rainforest” button.
If roughing it is not your taste, then consider Lapa Rios, a bungalow hideaway perched 350 feet above the Pacific in its lush own 1,000 acre nature reserve on the outskirts of Corcovado.
The Butterfly Club Eco Rating has five equally-weighted categories:
• Recycling and waste;
• Land and nature conservation; and