Lapa Rios Eco lodge

The Lapa Rios Eco lodge is one of the most exclusive in the country and has received numerous awards including the highest rating for sustainable tourism (5 green leaves). The luxury cabins are set on a ridge amidst lush gardens, with extensive views over the ocean, especially from the central observation tower.

Each of the detached cabins are delightfully secluded and come with inside and outside showers and a large balcony with hammock. There is a good swimming pool, excellent restaurant and small spa area where yoga lessons are given.

A short, steep walk away are some good beaches offering swimming and excellent surfing (lessons available).

The beaches are fringed by rainforest, so your wildlife watching doesn’t stop there – keep an eye out for the scarlet macaw couples which come here to feed on wild almonds.


Private decks with sea views, outdoor showers, large bathrooms, superb restaurant and swimming pool.

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

Make sure that you make time to visit the excellent beach here. Walk down and you may well encounter some great rainforest wildlife on the way but time your visit to coincide with one of the two shuttle buses back to the hotel to avoid a hot walk back up the hill.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

Sloths, four species of monkey (mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, Central American squirrel and spider), white-nosed coatis, agoutis and over 330 species of bird including scarlet macaws. Dolphins and occasionally humpback whales can be seen out to sea.

Optional Activities

Most on-site tours are included – other optional tours include: dolphin watching, surf lessons, zip lining and guided tours in Corcovado National Park.

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Lapa Rios 8.400129, -83.284963 Lapa RiosView

Firstly may I say how greatly Peter and I appreciated all you did to give us such a wonderful holiday – it was truly memorable. Great wildlife watching, smooth organisation and a totally trouble-free trip – terrific! We would love to go back to Costa Rica…we had super views of quetzals at Monteverde and also there, two perfect appearances by the three-wattled bellbird. ..With all good wishes and again, our most grateful thanks.

Mrs B R - Liverpool