Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Osa Peninsula

$US 1020 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside
  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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One of National Geographic’s top 50 ecolodges in the world and a pioneer of its kind in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios offers families an unforgettable and educational adventure vacation experience. Set within a 1,000-acre private reserve of virgin rainforest in the Osa Peninsula, every moment at Lapa Rios is immersive, from howler monkey wake-up calls to lunch with eagles hunting from the restaurant’s deck. Accommodations are individual all-screen bungalow with incredible Pacific Ocean and jungle views. Exceptional in-house naturalists lead guests on an array of extraordinary activities to explore one of the most biodiverse places on the planet — day and night. The adjacent wild beach is popular for surfing (and kid-friendly surf lessons). Lapa Rios practices what they preach and is a model for sustainable practices at every level — understanding their mindful approach to tourism and community support is fascinating and part of the joy. The lodge is remote, but it’s worth it!

Favorite Features

  • School Age Action: Immersive educational and adventure travel experience
  • Cool For Teens: Immersive educational and adventure travel experience
  • Central home-base for local exploration
  • Fantastic all-screen bungalows with spectacular views
  • Osa Peninsula offers incredible rainforest scenery and wildlife viewing
  • Exceptional onsite naturalists
  • Wide array of things to do
  • Warm and friendly service
  • Model of sustainable tourism/lodging practices

Families Should Know

  • No air-conditioning, all-screen bungalows with fans
  • Swimming pool is not heated of fenced, no kids’ pool
  • Recommended for ages 8 and up
  • Maximum capacity in a bungalow is 4 people in two double beds, adjacent bungalows available
  • Complimentary transfers provided to/from the local airport
  • All-inclusive pricing includes accommodations, meals, and many activities
  • WIFI is not available and cell phone coverage is limited

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • hiking
  • swimming
  • surfing/surf lessons
  • zipline
  • dolphin/whale watching tours
  • sea turtle conservation activities
  • yoga
  • waterfall rapelling

Local Excursions

  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Corcovado National Park


  • bungalows
  • safe
  • morning delivery of coffee/tea/hot chocolate
  • private deck
  • outdoor shower
  • restaurant
  • onsite naturalists offer daily guided activities
  • swimming pool
  • activities desk
  • yoga and massage available on request
  • private parking