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Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge
Lapa Rios Lodge

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8,6

Excellent

10 reviews

10 reviews

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9,5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Puerto Jiménez Airport 15,6 km
Golfito Airport 30,2 km
Coto 47 Airport 41,2 km
Drake Bay Airport 53,0 km
Palmar Sur Airport 64,8 km
Enrique Malek International Airport 93,6 km
Changuinola International Airport 144,6 km
Quepos La Managua Airport 148,9 km
Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport 154,8 km
Limón International Airport 176,2 km

Lapa Rios Lodge

Cabo Matapalo. Puntarenas, Cabo Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica, 00011 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cabo Matapalo part of Cabo Matapalo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 5-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in/out [private]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Lapa Rios Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Please note there is no air-conditioning, Internet, televisions or phones on the Lapa Rios property. Please note the property is situated on a ridge which requires uphill walking (about 200 steps from lowest bungalow to the dining area). Please note that only children older than 6 years are welcome due to the limited opportunities to enjoy the place for children younger than that age. Please note that the children's rate is only for kids between 6 and 11 years old. Children as from 12 years old pay the adult rate.

Facilities

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Check-in/out [private]

Game room

Value for money6,8
Location rating9,5

Rooms available at Lapa Rios Lodge

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9,3

Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 79 m²/850 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Villa
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  • Room size: 156 m²/1679 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 sofa bed & 2 single beds ...
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Deluxe Villa
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  • Room size: 139 m²/1496 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 sofa bed & 2 single beds ...
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Bungalow, Ocean View (1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds)
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    Bungalow with Sea View (No Window)
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Lapa Rios Lodge?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

        How do I get to Lapa Rios Lodge?

        Lapa Rios Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Lapa Rios Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lapa Rios Lodge has a car park that's close to the resort. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cabo Matapalo with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

        What is the smoking policy at Lapa Rios Lodge?

        Lapa Rios Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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        Overall rating:

        8,6

        Review score
        10 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9,3
        Facilities
        8,5
        Location
        9,5
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        More about Lapa Rios Lodge

        More about Lapa Rios Lodge

        Set within a 1000-acre private nature reserve in Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica’s wild Osa Peninsula. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Lapa Rios Ecolodge is set in Puerto Jiménez, 32 km from Golfito. 17 private bungalows line three ridges overlooking the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or patio are featured in certain rooms. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. A number of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkeling and fishing. The property is about 20 km from the nearest airstrip in the town of Puerto Jimenez, a short 50 minute flight from Costa Rica’s San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Driving from SJO to Lapa Rios Eco Lodge takes about 7 hours.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8,5

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Spanish

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Fishing
        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Horseback riding
        • Massage
        • On-site entertainment
        • Pool with view
        • Snorkeling
        • Spa
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Tours
        • Yoga room

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Cashless payment service
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • First aid kit
        • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Alternative meal arrangement
        • Bar
        • Restaurants

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Currency conversion service
        • Daily cleaning
        • Disabled facilities
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        For the kids

        • Family room
        • Kids meal
        • Playground

        Access

        • Allergy-free rooms
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service
        • Transport to airport
        • Valet parking
        Food and dining
        Restaurants on site

        Restaurant

        • Cuisine: Local
        • Menu: Buffet
        Location
        Cabo Matapalo. Puntarenas, Cabo Matapalo, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica, 00011
        Exceptional
        Location

        9,5

        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

        Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

        Others
        • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-in until14:30
        • Check-out from11:00
        • Check-out until11:30
        Property announcements

        Please inform Lapa Rios Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Please note there is no air-conditioning, Internet, televisions or phones on the Lapa Rios property. Please note the property is situated on a ridge which requires uphill walking (about 200 steps from lowest bungalow to the dining area). Please note that only children older than 6 years are welcome due to the limited opportunities to enjoy the place for children younger than that age. Please note that the children's rate is only for kids between 6 and 11 years old. Children as from 12 years old pay the adult rate.

        Reviews of Lapa Rios Lodge from real guests

        Verified reviews provided by Booking
        8,6
        /
        10
        Excellent
        Cleanliness9,3
        Facilities8,5
        Location9,5
        Room comfort and quality9,3
        Service8,5
        Value for money6,8
        High score for Cabo Matapalo
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (6)
        8-9 Excellent (0)
        7-8 Very Good (1)
        6-7 Good (1)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
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        10,0
        Exceptional
        Gregory
        Couple

        a great experience a bit too expensive”

        location andgacilities
        the road to the property is severely damaged 18 km in 1 hr. 15 minutes
        Reviewed December 02, 2021

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        10,0
        Exceptional
        Smith
        Couple

        I would come back and i will tell all my friends”

        The total experience was superb......the location and staff are great!!
        Reviewed September 29, 2021

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        7,0
        Very good
        Heidi
        Couple

        Beautiful location but needs some work”

        This resort is probably one of the coolest and more unique places I will ever stay in my life. The location is just unbelievable. It was an experience that I will never ever forget. Sleeping to the sounds of the rain forest, the outdoor shower, enjoying coffee in our bed wrapped in mosquito net. Just SUPER cool. With that being said this property has SO MUCH potential but they fell short so many times in our short 3 day stay there. For the money that we paid for this resort it should have been a flawless amazing time for two extremely easy going people. Sad to say - the staff&#47;execution of things need some work. If you plan to stay at the Lapa Rios you are going to need a 4x4 rental car or arrange for some kind of pickup&#47;transportation. If you do plan on renting a car I would suggest that you do so only if you are very comfortable driving. You will be driving on very rough terrain, across streams that may be high if they have had rain, across narrow bridges without sides and going up some seriously steep hills. I love driving and found the 30 minute bumpy drive really fun but I can see how some might be miserable. Corcovado National Park hike is a MUST. They offer tours right through the facility but they are insanely inflated. Maybe we weren&#39;t the right clientele for the Lapa but just consider your options. The included food menu was really wonderful and if you are a normal person without a lot of dietary restrictions you are going to be living the good life!! The location has its own self guided trails and some beautiful waterfalls that you can walk down to. All in all it was an amazing experience and we have great memories from staying at Lapa.
        Prior to arrival the staff at Lapa reached out to ask about our dietary needs for dining since food was included. We brought to their attention that I was vegan and my husband was vegetarian&#47;gluten free. We expected to have a prepared planned dining experience because of this. We did not. When we arrived at dinner our first night no one had any idea that we had dietary restrictions at all. They were able to create a special menu for us on demand but it made us feel really uncomfortable. The food was great but each night we were limited to one thing. Which - for the money we paid in my option was a waste. I would have went without the food included if that was an option because we basically threw our money away. We lived off chips and guacamole. The first morning I requested coffee and breakfast before a hiking tour. It never showed. I had to leave at 5:45 that morning and never had my morning coffee or anything to eat which made me pretty frustrated. The staff was nice but just clueless and kind of unorganized. Two nights that we were there they never turned off the pool lights. I heard guests complaining about how bright it was and how they couldn&#39;t sleep and had to turn them off themselves. We didn&#39;t have this issue but it was jut a string of weird things like this that just left us really unamused and annoyed. It is the most expensive hotel I have ever stayed at and to feel like you were totally riped off afterwards was just a very unsettling feeling. The last morning before check out we decided to go on the self guided path to take some photos and enjoy the property one last time. We asked the front desk if my husbands sneakers were okay and how long it might take us. He said it might take 20-30 minutes. He didn&#39;t mention that there are two trails and that one of them seems to never end. We got on the long trail thinking it would loop around (no maps or anything were provided) and it did not. We were gone for 2.
        Reviewed January 20, 2020

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        10,0
        Exceptional
        Andreas
        Family with young children

        Exceptional”

        Thank you sooo much amazing
        Reviewed August 09, 2019

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        10,0
        Exceptional
        Andreas
        Family with young children

        Exceptional”

        Wonderful stay that’s our third time here in lapa Rios and we will come back the wildlife is amazing the staff is excellent and friendly
        Perfect stay
        Reviewed August 06, 2019

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        8,0
        Excellent
        Patrick
        Family with young children

        Un bon séjour inoubliable.”

        J&#39;ai aimé le petit dejeuner mais dommage qu&quot;il fallait payer les options. La présence et la vue des animaux sauvage était un vrai plus.
        Le prix des chambres et des extras etaient trop élevé.
        Reviewed March 18, 2022

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        3,0
        Aziz
        Couple

        2 nuits sur 3 dans une chambre très bruyante très loin de ce qui est promis et à un prix exhorbitant. Je déconseille for”

        localisation, emplacement exceptionnel
        bungalow deluxe Numero 2 situé à l’entrée du resort et au bord de la route avec un passage continue de 4*4 très bruyant - une honte de faire payer les clients et leur infliger cette expérience
        Reviewed January 16, 2022

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        10,0
        Exceptional
        Wolfgang
        Couple

        Außergewöhnlich”

        Die Lage und die architektonische Ausstattung des Bungalows auf halber Baumhöhe mitten in der lebendigen Natur ist fantastisch.
        Nichts
        Reviewed September 26, 2021

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        9,6
        Exceptional
        Alpetersen
        Couple

        Unik beliggenhed, med fantastiske hytter, lige midt i den vilde natur.”

        Beliggenheden var alle pengene værd. Lige midt i den vilde natur med eksotiske planter, fugle og dyr. Inklusive i opholdet var guidet ture, som vi flittigt benyttede, for som vi læste; at tage ud for at se planter og dyr uden en guide, er det samme som at gå på et bibliotek uden at kunne læse!
        Det kræver 4WD at komme til stedet, da to vandløb skal krydses og visse stigninger er meget stejle. Måltiderne var af fine råvarer og flot anrettet, men smagen manglede. Costa Rica er ikke berømt for sit køkken.
        Reviewed July 22, 2019

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