OUR 1,000-ACRE RESERVE
Lapa Rios Lodge is a gateway to Costa Rica’s natural wonders. Situated in a 1,000-acre private reserve on the Osa Peninsula, the opportunities for exploring are exciting and boundless.
All guided on-property tours are included in your stay — so immerse yourself in the rainforest and join as many tours as possible!
Our four highly experienced Naturalist Guides offer an authentic local interpretation of the extraordinary natural beauty of our rainforest reserve. With them, discover 360° of our biodiversity — from the roots of the trees up beyond the canopy, and out to the sea.
All guided tours in the Lapa Rios Reserve directly support the ongoing maintenance and land preservation of the rich Osa Peninsula biodiversity.
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF LAPA RIOS
WILD WATERFALLSHike through the virgin rainforest to pristine waterfalls and splash back along the Carbonera River. Pause for a refreshing dip in the plunge pools during this adventurous rainforest experience.
NIGHT WALKExperience the magic of the rainforest by night as you uncover the hidden world of unusual nocturnal creatures. A great opportunity to see frogs, kinkajous, and other rainforest-dwellers before dinnertime.
BIRDWATCHINGGrab a pair of binoculars at sunrise or sunset – there are over 320 bird species inhabiting the Osa Peninsula, including scarlet macaws and toucans. A favorite tour for avid birders and novices alike.
MATAPALO TOURHike along nearby beaches and secondary forest as your guide points out some of the most lively and active creatures of the rainforest. The best of both worlds!
TWIGS, PIGS & GARBAGE TOURFrom renewable building materials to the biogas produced by our pigs, tour the lodge and learn why Lapa Rios is an award-winning sustainable property. Highly praised by guests and one not to be missed.
LOCAL MEDICINE TOURFollow our guides through primary rainforest as they explain the traditional medicinal uses of various plants and seeds. A fascinating tour if you're interested in indigenous culture and customs.
STARFISH WALKLearn about the marine biology of the Golfo Dulce, one of only four tropical fjords in the world, as you tour pristine palm-fringed beaches in search of land crabs, starfish and sea cucumbers. Tide dependent tour.
RAINFOREST RIDGE WALKHike down along the cool ridges of Lapa Rios’ most impressive primary and secondary forest, discovering rare flora and fauna along the way during this truly immersive walk.
THE OSA TRAILDescend through the reserve’s most remote and pristine forest, filled with enormous trees and exuding the unforgettable energy of raw Osa nature.
PLANT A TREEContribute to the Lapa Rios reforestation program by transplanting a primary rainforest seedling to an area of secondary growth. Learn about your chosen tree, its role in the ecosystem, and receive a certificate to commemorate your efforts.
PLUS MANY MORE IMMERSIVE
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
GOLFO DULCE DOLPHIN WATCHING
SEA & MANGROVE KAYAKING
“There’s so much to do at Lapa Rios that it’s just about impossible to do it all! From a variety of rainforest hikes to bird watching adventures, to beach and tide-pool walks, trips to nearby areas, spa treatments, learning about the community and sustainability efforts, and just enjoying “being” in the most beautiful place on Earth – there’s something for everyone.”
– Bill & Lisa, Florida