RESPONSIBLE & MEANINGFUL TRAVEL
Since our inception, sustainability has been a core value at Lapa Rios. Nature conservation and community development are our very raisons d’être. We strive to use tourism as a means to acquire and protect the surrounding endangered rainforest instead of allowing it to take a toll on this precious and finite resource.
At Lapa Rios, we endeavour to operate in complete harmony with the world around us. Our sustainable philosophy is reflected in our design and guides our every decision: we respect the wildlife and nature around us; we utilize renewable materials for sustainable and low-impact construction; we promote use of locally-sourced biodegradable products and organic foods; we employ exclusively local staff; we educate them, our local community, and you, our guests, about sustainability, cultural and environmental matters.
“A Rainforest Left Standing is Worth More Than One Cut Down”
Over 25 years of supporting our local residents
Meet the Lapa Rios family
Keeping it green and clean
Worldwide recognition for our pioneering sustainable initiatives
“Owned by visionaries, operated by a leader in Costa Rican responsible travel, and staffed by some of the most personable and professional people one is likely to meet, I cannot imagine a more authentic sustainable place within one of the most biodiverse destinations of the world. This is the future of tourism and travel.”
– Timothy, Seattle