Lapa Rios Eco-lodge is more than just a beautiful rain forest hotel or eco resort next to the beach. Lapa Rios Lodge is a model eco-tourism project that strives to show that “a forest left standing is worth more than one cut down”. Lapa Rios is a pioneer in Costa Rica’s sustainable tourism venture employing only people from the local community and being committed to environmentally sound practices.
The lodge itself is located on a ridge overlooking the ocean and the rain forest. Bungalows are secluded within the dense vegetation along the bluff with well-maintained stairway-trails down from the reception and hilltop restaurant. Be prepared for some hill walking! The open-air bungalows are fully screened and catch the natural sea breezes. Each identical bungalow has a spacious balcony, private bath and two queen beds with mosquito netting. Other amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, full bar and an observation tower. This idyllic setting appeals to adventure travelers, nature lovers, families, or honeymooners seeking deluxe lodging in Costa Rica’s wilderness.