We’re a National Geographic Unique Lodge2018-06-21T13:38:23+00:00


Sustaining and Exceptional Place

Lapa Rios Lodge is a founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.

The founding collection features only 24 properties across six continents and includes lodges in South Africa, Peru, Canada, Tanzania, Chile, Bhutan, Malaysian Borneo, Morocco, Greece, the USA, and Australia.

The National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World are more than a selection of extraordinary hotels. They are a collection of rare experiences. The lodges invite guests to discover some of the planet’s most treasured places, while helping to protect those places for generations to come. Handpicked by National Geographic, Lapa Rios embodies the very same values that they hold close: authenticity, enrichment, and a dedication to preserving our planet’s diversity.

Maintaining a strong commitment towards responsible practices and protecting natural and cultural heritage, Lapa Rios is considered a pioneer in sustainable luxury lodges.

Read about how Lapa Rios Lodge became a founding National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World.

Did you know that Lapa Rios has a sister Cayuga Collection property that is also a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World? New to the exceptional collection is Jicaro Island Lodge near Granada in Nicaragua. Discover it here and start planning your Nat Geo Unique Lodge journey to Central America.

A Lodge That Inspires

“It would be hard to find a more authentic rainforest experience than this.”

– National Geographic

Questions About How We Became A Founding Member?