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Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Location: Osa Peninsula - Costa Rica
Profile:  ECR126
Real Travelers. Real Reviews™.
4.8 Guest Rating
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Average Ratings
This rating is based on 18 member ratings, 13 have user comments
For the Property/Area
Exterior Appearance
4.9 Guest Rating
Furnishings / Decor
4.7 Guest Rating
Location
4.9 Guest Rating
Overall Service
4.9 Guest Rating
Setting
4.9 Guest Rating
Recreational Activities
4.7 Guest Rating
Ambiance
Restaurants / Food
5.0 Guest Rating
Cleanliness
4.9 Guest Rating
Value for Price
4.4 Guest Rating
Maintenance
4.8 Guest Rating
 
For the Owner/Property Management
Courteous / Helpful
4.9 Guest Rating
Knowledge of Area
5.0 Guest Rating

Member Comments



Lapsed
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between May 17, 2008 and May 22, 2008
- Rating added June 02, 2009

Comments:
Excellent in every detail!




Lapsed
4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between January 27, 2006 and February 02, 2006
- Rating added March 16, 2006

Comments:
1) Ice should be more easily available. Heat can be overwhelming & a cold bottle of water becomes warm quickly. 2) The difficulty of hike from cottages to dining area should be more clearly made evident to potential visitors by you and Lapa Rios. I was at my limit, & other guests were seriously complaining.



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between October 01, 2004 and October 15, 2004
- Rating added November 14, 2004

No comment was entered by this user
The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between August 01, 2004 and August 15, 2004
- Rating added September 14, 2004

Comments:
Kudos to Andrea.

Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between August 01, 2002 and August 15, 2002
- Rating added March 03, 2004

Comments:
Valuable eco experience for our whole family! Well worth the time and money!

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between April 01, 2003 and April 15, 2003
- Rating added February 13, 2004

Comments:
The setting was absolutely perfect. I had never been in a rainforest before and Lapa Rios afforded me the ultimate rainforest experience. There was no doubt that you were "right-in-the-middle" of the rainforest with all accommodations right-at-hand and not detracting from the experience. There is much to do and many trails to hike. The beach and ocean were perfect and nearby. The ridge-top location of the establishment afforded magnificent views. There was always uphill treks to meals but rides could easily be arranged for the longer trips uphill (like from the beach). All of the staff were always attentive and very friendly. It is amazing how loud the rainforest is at night, however you quickly adapt and only the real close (and vociferous) howler monkeys can wake you from sleep after the first night. Lapa Rios was fantastic and the feeling of being (comfortably) right in the middle of nature, at its purest, magnificent and very powerful!

Does this member recommend the property? Yes



5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 01, 2002 and February 15, 2002
- Rating added February 13, 2004

Comments:
(The Owner's House) Does not face the Goffo Dulce, hence no great breezes. That was not great. It is hot. But, we agreed beforehand to accept this unit, otherwise we couldn't have stayed 10 days. Always try for Units 4-8. The climbs are very steep otherwise. Lapa Rios was a dream come true. Remember that it is in a very remote area of Costa Rica. The nearest town, Puerto Jimeny is a 45 minute, fillings-in-your-teeth-rattling ride. Its isolation accounts for its draw - rare, very wild beauty, startling, a little terrifying. (There are 6 venomous snakes on the Asa Peninsula, and hiking with the naturalist one ofternoon, he spotted one, an eyelash viper, on a log, quietly near us. I'd never hike the rainforest wihout a guide, and I hike alot.) One afternoon a baby boa constrictor undulated beneath my chaise at the swiimming pool, then slid into the water for a little dip! Believe me, having seen the 10 or 11 foot boa the gardners found a few days earlier this pip-squeak didn't even faze me.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between May 01, 2002 and May 15, 2002
- Rating added January 08, 2004

Comments:
Absolutely fantastic! If you're looking for a lush and tropical secluded hideaway, Lapa Rios is it. Be prepared, it's very remote and rustic and not the Four Seasons, but the atomosphere, wildlife and service is something to experience. There's an abundance of activities to choose from and the food is delicious. Don't worry about eating too much, because you'll get your exercise with either the activities or walking to and from your bungalow. We loved it!

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between May 08, 2003 and May 22, 2003
- Rating added May 08, 2003

Comments:
Unique, an opportunity to support the on going efforts of people trying to preseve the rain forest

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



- Stayed at this property between February 23, 2001 and March 09, 2001
- Rating added March 30, 2001

Comments:
By our standards this was an expensive but very beautiful place. Food and service seemed exceptional considering the isolation. Activities were well planned and interesting. Horseback riding was great. Accommodations were wonderfully maintained and the setting spectacular.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes


4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between February 07, 2001 and February 21, 2001
- Rating added March 28, 2001

No comment was entered by this user
The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between September 13, 2000 and September 27, 2000
- Rating added January 12, 2001

Comments:
Lapa Rios was an excellent vacation. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would go back anytime.

The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Does this member recommend the property? Yes


5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between December 18, 1996 and January 01, 1997
- Rating added April 05, 2000

No comment was entered by this user
Does this member recommend the property? Yes


5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between March 01, 1997 and March 15, 1997
- Rating added April 05, 2000

No comment was entered by this user
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



5.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between May 01, 1997 and May 15, 1997
- Rating added April 05, 2000

Comments:
Highlights of our the trip were hiking to the waterfalls, the trip to Corvacavado Forest and the medicine tour.

Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between November 24, 1997 and December 08, 1997
- Rating added April 05, 2000

Comments:
Lapa Rios really needs to improve guest access to phone and fax services. Access to both is difficult and clearly not encouraged. When you pay this much such amenities should be available.

Does this member recommend the property? Yes


4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between December 25, 1997 and January 08, 1998
- Rating added April 05, 2000

No comment was entered by this user
Does this member recommend the property? Yes



4.0 Guest Rating
- Stayed at this property between March 06, 1998 and March 20, 1998
- Rating added April 05, 2000

Comments:
Lapa Rios was a lovely place. However, people should understand that they may have to climb lots of steps from their cabin to the main lobby.

Does this member recommend the property? Yes


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