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Playa Carbonera

Lapa Rios

Osa Peninsula
12 miles South of Puerto Jimenez
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
TEL: 506 2735-5130
TEL: 506 2735-5281

If the idea of open-sided, thatched-roof bungalows with netted teak beds, private decks with hammocks, and secluded outdoor showers stirs you, you’ll get your fix here. Lapa Rios, built on high ground to catch the Pacific breezes (and provide glorious vistas), is set amid 1,000 acres of protected virgin rainforest. Both the building materials (hardwood, stone, bamboo) used for the 16 bungalows and many of the property’s staffers are indigenous to the area—but being ecologically conscious doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort here. The locally sourced cuisine is inventive; birds perch in a flowering tree right outside your bungalow; and the cool stone bathroom floors, the bamboo and teak furniture, and warm service can make you forget you’re doing the right thing.

Room to Book: Secluded bungalows 13 and 14 are ideal for a private retreat, though ones with lower numbers require less of an uphill hike.

Insider Tip:

Have the lodge arrange a picnic under the property’s hidden jungle waterfall.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Kids' Programs

Number of Rooms: 16 bungalows

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Other: Rainforest Ecolodge


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