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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Alex Robinson

Lapa Rios combines David Attenborough wilderness with honeymoon comfort. Jungle suites are boutique hotel luxe and come with wonderful from-the-bed views: through floor-to-ceiling windows over rolling, rainforest-carpeted hills to the shimmering blue Golfo Dulce tropical fjord.

The Briza Azul restaurant, set on a decked terrace with more glorious sea views, serves up classic Costa Rican dishes, with dock-to-dish fish and seafood, and fruit and vegetables from its own garden.

The lodge’s eco-credentials are impeccable; it generates its own natural gas (from kitchen-scrap-fed pigs), has a solar heating system and has been supporting local schools for over 25 years.

Surrounding area

The lodge sits on the edge of remote and wild Corcovado National Park – the largest tract of primary tropical forest on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The reserve teems with wildlife – from rare, brilliantly-coloured, wren-sized manakins to curly-tailed coatimundis, capuchin monkeys and raucous scarlet macaws.

There’s nowhere north of Brazil where you’re more likely to see jaguars.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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