Lapa Rios Lodge

Matapalo, Peninsula de Osa, Puerto Jiménez 100-8103, Costa Rica
+506 2735 5130

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Lapa Rios Lodge - Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
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Distance to city centre 15.5 km
Location rating 8.8
Nearest Airport San José Juan Santamaria Intl
Distance to airport 204.3 km


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  • Good
    Jan. 2020

    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/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/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'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/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't sleep and had to turn them off themselves. We didn'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'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.

  • Excellent
    Aug. 2019

    Thank you sooo much amazing

  • Excellent
    Aug. 2019

    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

  • Excellent
    Apr. 2019

    Lapa Rios is just paradise on earth. We can't even describe how wonderful our stay at the lodge was. From your arrival to your departure, you don't have to worry about anything, just enjoy the peace and nature at Lapa Rios. The staff is always kind and helps you out with any kind of wish you have. Thank you so much to all of you, you made our stay just magical! We did have a picnic at the beach, which you can't describe as a picnic, more than a private lunch at the beach with your own chairs, freshly made food and great juices. The coffee delivery in the morning was also a highlight for us, I mean, who doesn't like to drink a coffee in your bed and see the sun rise over the ocean. It's just paradise and you don't want to go back to reality after you've stayed at this place. Not only the luxury of this place, but also their way of sustaining nature and trying to keep the lodge as eco friendly as you possibly can is just another point why Lapa Rios Lodge is the best place where you can stay in Costa Rica. There's nothing more to say about this overwhelming place on earth, just go there and see it for yourself.

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With a stay at Lapa Rios Lodge in Puerto Jimenez, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Osa Peninsula and a 1-minute drive from Pan Dulce Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

9.6 Excellent

based on 81 reviews









Things to Know

  • Great view
  • Friendly service

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Car rental
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Airport shuttle
Free parking
Disabled Access
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Storage available
Wedding services
Room service
24hr front desk

FAQs when booking at Lapa Rios Lodge

Where is Lapa Rios Lodge located?

Lapa Rios Lodge is located at Matapalo, Peninsula de Osa, 15.5 km from the centre of Puerto Jiménez. Matapalo Beach is the closest landmark to Lapa Rios Lodge.

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

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Lapa Rios Lodge.

Does Lapa Rios Lodge offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Lapa Rios Lodge offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Lapa Rios Lodge offer free parking?

Yes, Lapa Rios Lodge offers free parking.

Does Lapa Rios Lodge offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Lapa Rios Lodge does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Lapa Rios Lodge from the airport?

Lapa Rios Lodge is 15.1 km from Puerto Jimenez. Lapa Rios Lodge is 30.4 km from Golfito.

Can you bring pets to Lapa Rios Lodge?

No, pets are not allowed at Lapa Rios Lodge.

Does Lapa Rios Lodge have a pool?

Yes, Lapa Rios Lodge has a pool on-site.


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Matapalo Beach 243 m
  • Parque Nacional Corcovado 36.1 km

Getting Around

Puerto Jimenez 15.1 km
Golfito 30.4 km