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Gelegen in de rand van Corcovado National Park, in het zuidwesten van Costa Rica.
Corcovado National Park beslaat ongeveer de helft van het schiereiland Osa. Het park is prachtig: u loopt hier door ruige jungle, en hoort de woeste golven tegen het verderop gelegen strand slaan. De vele bontgekleurde ara-papegaaien spreken tot de verbeelding. Een prachtige wandeling door het Corcovado National Park is een gedenkwaardig onderdeel van uw Costa Rica rondreis. Daarnaast zijn er nog veel meer mogelijkheden; neem hiervoor contact met ons op.
"Mixed feelings - would not return"
People raved about this place, and I wish our group could rave as well, But we just can't. Many things are great here. The rooms have beautiful views and are well-decorated, cleaned every day, have turn-down service. The restaurant staff is very friendly and attentive. The hotel's efforts for eco-tourism and sustainability are really quite amazing. We did the Pigs/twigs tour and were quite impressed. However, the big issue with this hotel is their lack of flexibility and their inability to veer from the plan. For example, they offer set activities each day. One activity per time slot. So if you don't like that activity or have already done it, then there is nothing for you to do during that time slot. That limits those who want to be active. Once you did the event at 9:30 one day, then the same event is offered the next day at 9:30 so you have to do it twice or have down time during that time slot. For active travelers, we found that annoying. Another example, one hike is not for families or for the elderly. While we were there, that hike was on the schedule, yet the only guests in the lodge were elderly or families, so no one would do that hike because the staff advises against it. So why schedule a hike when you know that the current guests aren't advised to do it? That left every hotel guest with nothing to do during that timeslot, except read or entertain themselves in some way. That's not always a bad thing...downtime is good on a vacation. But it happened too often with their schedule for us to be happy about it. Management need to see who's registered and adjust their activities accordingly. We noticed this a few times during our stay. For those considering a stay here, I would say that the activities list is impressive, but they are offered on a limited basis and many are repeated. So be careful and ask good questions when booking your stay. By our third day, we "ran out" of things to do from their list, because they weren't scheduled or because we had already done them. Our other complaint was that the restaurant menu doesn't change. It's an impressive menu at first glance. 6 options for lunch. 6 other options for dinner. but it's the same 6 options every day. So if you immediately take 3 or so out because you don't like the ingredients or the spice level, that leaves you with just three or so to pick from EVERY DAY that you are there. We were quickly frustrated with the lack of flexibility on the menu and dreaded looking at the same menu by our third lunch there. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. The bar drinks are great. Just wish their was more variety each day on the menus. No AC here and it was very humid. Nothing dried, but we expected that going into a stay in the rain forest. They offer umbrellas. The paths are long and up/down hills. Bring a flashlight. We were surprised how dark the paths were in the evening. Internet is only available at the hiking hut and it was very intermittent. Don't feel you'll always have a reliable signal, but it was good enough to get a message in/out when we needed to. We wouldn't go back to this place. It's not terrible.. But the lack of variety in food and the lack of thoughtfully scheduled activities prevents us from fully recommending this hotel. There are many in the area to pick from. If we go back to Osa, we'll try a different property.
"This is Paradise! Life Changing!"
I absolutely love this corner of the world. Staying at Lapa Rios has been life changing! Flying with Nature Air from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and having amazing views from above including seeing the active Turrialba volcano spew ashes, and then landing on the tiny air strip in Puerto Jimenez, along side the cemetery is a story and adventure on its own. It really is worth it to go places that are a bit further out. Jose the driver and 20+ year employee at Lapa Rios is a true ambassador pointing out various wildlife along the 40 minute drive to the lodge. Impressive how he can spot, while driving, a tiny owl high up in a tree, and then stopping of course to show us. Staying at the lodge was simply amazing! Lapa Rios is part of National Geographic Unique Lodges and that is quickly apparent, and sooooo very deserving. This corner of the world is home to the world's 2.5% biodiversity. The tours are included and very educational, and the guides are excellent. From the medicine tour to the night tour to the sustainability tour! I loved being up close and seeing all 4 types of monkeys, the various birds including macaws and toucans, wild life, walking the beaches, learning about primary and secondary forest, listening to the rain and howler monkeys, and so much more. There are no word to describe the serenity and purity that exists here. It is the perfect mix of sustainability and luxury and definitely the best wildlife viewing in Costa Rica. I was a bit skeptical about the food being included and to be stuck here to eat every meal. This changed very quickly after meal 1. The food was amazing and there is plenty of variety on the menu, including daily specials. Lunch and dinner are each 3 courses. You will not go hungry! My favorites were the gallo pinto, the very green salad, ceviche, and the tenderloin. What I also enjoyed was how excellent and knowledgeable the wait staff is AND how they call you by the first name. Very clever and personal. And we truly enjoyed meeting and mingling with the various people who also stayed at the lodge. Staying here lifted my spirit, and I will say it again ..... life changing!
"Lapa Rios - the best service and most beautiful lodge!"
We have traveled to 8 different countries and stayed in many types of accommodations. Lapa Rios is our favorite! From the minute Frank picked us up at the airport, we felt welcomed. All of the staff made a point to greet us by name and made sure that any wish we had was cheerfully met. We made friends with a couple staying down the road and one night Henry made arrangements to personally drive us to their bungalow and pick us back up. After an afternoon hike down to the beach, Derian picked us up to drive back to the lodge and had a cold adult beverages waiting for us in the transport. The Naturalists on site, Edwin, Jose and Jeffery were fantastic at finding wildlife and setting a comfortable pace for all of our hikes. Our bungalow, #6, had an amazing view overlooking the ocean. A hummingbird came everyday to our outdoor shower to greet us! The bungalows were beautiful with 3 sides screened so that we always had gorgeous views from every angle. The beds had fresh, clean, crisp linens and the indoor shower had a screened windnow view of the rainforest and ocean. The almond tree outside the front door attracted beautiful Scarlet Macaws that we were able to watch up close. A pair of Toucans liked to visit one of the trees on the oceanside of our bungalow. Everywhere on premises there were monkeys in the trees, birds to be spotted and wildlife to be identified! The grounds on the resort were lush and impeccably maintained. We felt like we were secluded in the rainforest and had great privacy, yet a quick walk to the main lodge brought all the guests and staff together. A turtle release excursion had been arranged with a conservation group that we were privileged to participate in. That was a truly rewarding experience that we were honored to be a part of and will never forget. Once we returned home, I realized that I had left a clothing item behind. After a quick email to the frontdesk, Derian tracked it down and made arrangements to send it to me! All of the staff were always happy to provide excellent service beyond expectation! It was truly an amazing and an unforgettable trip. There is not 1 single thing that we can think of that would have made our stay better. The only change my husband suggested, was smaller meal portions! They prepared local dishes that were yummy, delicious but, we could never finish it all, we were definitely well fed! I wish we could remember all of the staff's name (they always remembered ours) so that we could thank each one of them personally. Frank, Jose, Edwin, Jeffrey, Ivan, Elier, Henry, Juan Carlos, Fabio, Ianis, Arlin Kendall, Alex, Grieven were just a few that made our trip one that we will always treasure! They knew what we wanted before we knew what we wanted! Thank you Lapa Rios!
Visited a few years ago. Nature at it's best. The grounds, hotel is well integrated into it's surroundings. Great hiking, running trails available. You can walk, run to the beach to enjoy the morning breeze. Wildlife a plenty, visible everywhere. Great staff/good people are available to optimize your nature experience.
"Amazing lodges in the middle of the rainforest"
Me and my boyfriend stayed at Lapa Rios for 5 nights and we enjoyed it so much. The hotel is located in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, and there are wild animals all around the property. The rooms are cosy with a design inspired from the nature. In the morning we woke up from the sound of howler monkeys, and in the evening we enjoyed the outdoor shower on our spacious and private terrace with a gorgeous view. Since it's rain season now, it would rain for a couple of hours every day. Somehow it only made the experience better - especially using the outdoor shower when it was raining :) The food was great, the staff too. We actually can't think of a single thing that we would wanna improve. Lots of love for this place!
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