Lapa Rios Lodge: The Experience

Located in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Grab a sea kayak or paddleboard and explore the Golfo Dulce, home to a broad array of wildlife.

Learn to catch the waves during surfing lessons tailored to your experience level.

The lodge provides rubber boots for rainforest exploration.

Through an array of activities geared for kids, the whole family can learn about the creatures of the rainforest and the importance of protecting them.

National Geographic travelers are exclusively invited to enjoy a private lunch in the treetops.

Observe some of the Osa Peninsula’s 319 bird species fluttering through the forest at dawn.

The rainforest is the ultimate classroom for young and old alike!

Take to the waters of the Golfo Dulce in a sightseeing boat, on the lookout for three dolphin species, whales, and turtles.

Tour of the lodge premises to learn about its innovative green solutions—from building with renewable materials to using pig-generated biogas.

A full-service bar mixes cocktails and pours fine organic wines and premium spirits.

Take in views from the Golfo Dulce from the lodge’s salt-based pool.

Wildlife-rich waters and jungles collide on the Osa Peninsula.

Trek through virgin rainforest to stunning waterfalls and cool off with a refreshing swim.

Swing through the canopy on zip line, winding nearly 2,000 feet through primary forest on a series of five lines.

After sunset, the lodge transforms into a candlelit sanctuary.

Meals are served in a lovely open-air setting, perched between the jungle and the sea.

There are myriad ways to explore the Lapa Rios Reserve, and the seasoned local guides on staff help you get the most of each excursion. From birding walks to night hikes, all guided tours on the reserve are included in your stay and will enhance your understanding of the rainforest ecosystems and ongoing efforts to preserve them. The lodge can arrange a number of off-property excursions through local operators as well, including horseback riding, surfing lessons, and much more.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Nature Walks and Hikes
  • Night Walks
  • Bird-watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking, Paddleboarding, and Surfing
  • Canyoneering and Zip-lining
  • Wildlife-watching Cruises
  • Corcovado National Park Tours
  • Tree Planting
  • Sustainability Tours

Food and Drink

Dining is a highlight at Lapa Rios thanks to Karen Lewis, the lodge’s cofounder and an aficionado of gourmet cooking. Each à la carte dish is beautifully prepared using fresh indigenous ingredients, from fruits of the rainforest to responsibly caught fish, and meals are served in a lovely open-air setting, perched between the jungle and the sea. Fresh seasonal juice is on offer after excursions and throughout the day, served with the lodge's signature reusable bamboo straws, and a full-service bar mixes favorite cocktails and pours fine organic wines and premium spirits.

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