Set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central
America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest, Lapa Rios
overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild
Pacific Ocean, making it the destination that matches every one's
idea of paradise.
Lapa Rios was built
by John and Karen Lewis as a private nature reserve. A Minnesota
couple driven by a vision, John and Karen liquidated all their
assets to finance the purchase of a large tract of rainforest
and to build the small supporting tourism project.
14 thatched bungalows have an ocean view and are surrounded by
the rain forest. Guests feel part of the outdoors as constant
tropical breezes pass through screened window walls. Each bungalow
features a private deck and patio garden, complete with an outdoor
shower. Interior shower baths are tiled and two washbasins are
set in cristobal wood, matching the polished floors. Two queen-size
beds are draped with mosquito netting. A private, romantic setting.
In Lapa Rios you will find spacious accommodations in the bungalows,
international cuisine and a kind, outgoing staff. Combined with
this comfort Lapa Rios offers a wilderness adventure few ever
experience. Lapa Rios is part of the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve,
the same forest as nearby Corcovado Park. Miles of private, uncrowded
trails in prime rain forest, cool rivers wild with waterfalls
and pools, and unspoiled, safe sand beaches. All tours use trained
naturalists for guides.