2013 Featured Hotel: Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Costa Rica

Posted by Adam Warner

Honeymooners primed for exciting rainforest adventures, ample wildlife viewing, and sustainable tourism will fall in love with Lapa Rios Ecolodge.

This 16-bungalow upscale boutique hotel is situated within a 1,000-acre private rainforest reserve near Corcovado National Park in beautiful Costa Rica, overlooking the point where the Gulf of Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean.


Designed in harmony with the surrounding forest and beach environment, the resort's main lodge and bungalows line three ridges and are connected by walking paths and steps. The strategic location of Lapa Rios (at 350 feet above the ocean) ensures that the property catches the cooling tropical ocean and forest breezes. Once inside, guests can expect highlights like palm thatched roofs, locally-made bamboo furniture, and a three-story circular stairway that provides views of the forest canopy and sparkling blue ocean.


In addition to breathtaking ocean views, the hotel's private bungalows come with wooden floors, king beds, bamboo furnishings, huge private decks, and two showers (including a rainfall shower). Additional on-site amenities include a restaurant, outdoor pool, easy beach access, and the options for massages and yoga.

When it comes to tours and wildlife experiences, guests can pick from dozens of exciting on-site and off-site activities. While on-site adventures range from bird tours to waterfall hikes to lush rainforest treks, off-site tours are highlighted by waterfall rapelling, surfing, and local farm visits. The options are seemingly endless.


Considered to be one of Costa Rica's best wildlife experiences, this model ecolodge has been consistently voted as one of Latin America's top resorts by National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, and Andrew Harper.

Drop your bags this year at Lapa Rios Ecolodge for the ultimate ecotourism experience. Click here for more information on current hotel packages, including special honeymoon deals.

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