Suita Palm Roofs vs. “fake” Palm Roofs at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge

For many years, Lapa Rios has been proud to have thatched roofs made from the locally harvested suita palms from the Osa Peninsula.  But in recent years, it has been impossible to legally harvest this plant and we made the decision to move to “fake” palm roofs.  Last year, we replaced the roof in the main lodge and restaurant and this year, we are in the process of replacing the roofs of 12 bungalows.  Seven are done already (bungalows 1 to 7), five more to go.  The remaining 4 are on the list for next year.  See the pictures of the old suita (above), the process of taking down the suita and roof structure and finally the new “look”.

Even for us it is hard to see the difference and from an operating and guest comfort point of view, we consider this a big upgrade.  Less insects inside the room and less need for cleaning supplies and fumigation of the rooms.  What do you think?  We would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Located near Corcovado National Park, you will be in the heart of the rainforest at Lapa Rios Ecolodge!

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