By: Cecilia Carmona
Translated by: Genna Marie Robustelli
The magic of my visit began in Puerto Jimenez, along the winding road of dramatic, green landscapes. The smell of the land, the immense pastures and the myriad shades of green can truly be appreciated only in the mountains and over rivers that we crossed. We drove until we’d left the stress of the city completely behind us.
Lapa Rios is a unique place where the calm and exhuberence of the forest is present in each and every moment – in the impressive view of the turquoise-blue sea mixed with the verdant rainforest, in the sounds of the ubiquitous howler monkeys and in the countless species of birds like scarlet macaws, tucans, and pavones. This combined with the personal mission that each and every Lapa Rios employee has to make guests’ stays something truly special. The hotel offers a variety of activities for people from all walks of life – from nature trails around the property, bird watching tours, visits to Cano Island and, of course, excursions to Corcovado National Park.
I highly recommend not leaving the hotel without a dip in the nearby waterfall, with its cold, crystalline waters that make you feel like a completely new person. Another important point to mention is the food: all plates offered are nothing short of delicious, with my personal favorites being the lime soup with pepper and cilantro, the coconut fish and – for the ultimate dessert – the mango crisp.
Lapa Rios is recommended for couples, families and people that like to get a lot of exercise. I feel very proud to be able to tell visitors that hotels like this exist in Costa Rica, and I invite you to come see for yourself. With one of our incredible Nature Vacations packages, you can fly to Lapa Rios and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.