At Lapa Rios nothing gets you as close to nature, as you awake to a chorus of tropical bird calls and watch monkeys swing from tree to tree from the comfort bed. Here you’ll find an idyllic retreat from modern life offering a haven of understated sustainable luxury and flawless service. Set in Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical forest, Lapa Rios stays true to its natural surroundings, creating a romantic setting, home to scarlet macaws, monkeys, and a myriad other wildlife. Consisting of 16 private bungalows you can spend your days lounging by the infinity pool, surfing the pacific swells, or taking gentle guided walking tours through the pristine rainforest.

Location

Located at the southern most point of the Osa Peninsula within its own pristine 1,000-acre reserve, Lapa Rios overlooks the meeting point of the Golfo Dulce fjord and turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. Once you arrive you will need a moment to catch your breath from the astounding ocean and jungle views laid below, where the private bungalows are strung through the lush tropical vegetation.

Your room

The 16 bungalows are a perfect blend of luxe meets the great outdoors. Think open-sided, spacious gleaming hardwood and thatched roof bungalows, decorated with comfortable four-mailer beds, stylish outdoor showers and private decks, just the place for a quiet cocktail. From the comfort of your hammock watch the passing monkeys swing by, as you pinch yourself that you are really here in the middle of lush virgin rainforest.

Why we like it

Where else in the world can you wake up to see humpback whales from your own private veranda? With the longest whale watching season in the world (August-October), it is more than likely you will be able to catch a glimpse of these magnificent mammals. Your hosts, who exude a warm and friendly welcome are always at hand to make your stay that extra bit special.

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