It's difficult to find anything to say that hasn't been said already by other reviewers about this wondeful place so I will just say that it's all true and it is as good as everyone says.
The setting is great, overlooking the ocean amidst the rainforest. The individual bungalows are well appointed with fantastic views from the deck. One tip however, if possible try to avoid bungalows 10 to 16 unless you're an olympic athlete. The trek to and from the room to the reception area and pool is hard in the heat and humidity (we were in no.12). The trek is worth it though, the food was wonderful.
The guided tours were excellent and done at a thankfully gentle pace so that no wildlife viewing is missed. We saw all four types of monkeys, sloth, coati, agouti and so many different types of birds. The macaws and toucans are the local stars. Also frogs, cane toads (on your doorstep), cockroaches, lizards and snakes.
A great experience with the unusual alarm clock facility provided by the howler monkeys!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a 1000-acre private nature reserve in Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios Ecolodge overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean, a destination matching everyone's idea of paradise. Much more than a luxurious eco lodge, Lapa Rios is a model ecotourism project and a sustainable tourism pioneer. Over the years, we have received many awards for social and environmental excellence. Home to a plethora of incredible wildlife, including monkeys, scarlet macaws, pumas, toucans, tree frogs and thousands of other creatures, a trip to Lapa Rios Eco lodges Ecolodges will be the experience of a lifetime. Lapa Rios is one of only 24 National Geographic Unique Eco Lodges of the World ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lapa Rios Ecolodge Hotel Playa Matapalo