After flying to San Jose, you'll catch a regional flight on SANSA air to the pristine and most undeveloped part of Costa Rica — the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. A team will be waiting for you to accompany you along the 45 minute drive to Lapa Rios.
All guided on-property tours are included in your stay — so immerse yourself in the rainforest and join as many tours as possible! HIghly experienced Naturalist Guides offer an authentic local interpretation of the extraordinary natural beauty of our rainforest reserve. With them, discover 360° of our biodiversity — from the roots of the trees up beyond the canopy, and out to the sea. Exploring the rainforest without a skilled guide is like walking into a library without knowing how to read. That’s why we include a number of guided nature and wildlife tours in the Lapa Rios experience. The trained eyes of our expert guides will help you unearth the secrets and curiosities of our vast, enigmatic ecosystem.read more
Take a beach day and get active on a paddleboard, a horseback ride, or open-water swimming.
Hike through the rainforest on your descent towards the Carbonera riverbed, a great area to search for endemic species such as dart frogs and other unique rainforest creatures. Once down there, you’ll splash through the river en route to a pristine waterfall and its cool plunge pool for some swimming. This is a fun rainforest experience with some adventurous hiking, particularly enjoyable for nature lovers looking for a little challenge. Some wet walking and irregular terrain involved.read more
A full list of Lapa Rios' activities can be found at: https://cdn-lrdev.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lapa-Rios-Lodge-Tours.pdf
You'll take a private transfer service from Lapa Rios to Kura — a 3.5 hour but extraordinarily scenic drive. The managers at Kura — a marine biologist and an architect — have made appreciating nature and the sea downright sexy. The name means “jaguar,” and the jungle cat appears in some of the stylized iconography, but otherwise, there’s nothing folkloric. It’s far more contemporary cosmopolitan hideaway than homey hacienda or upscale surf shack, two of the motifs that have long defined many Costa Rican micro-hotels. Kura’s six freestanding junior suites and villas and Instagram-ready infinity pool are perched atop a bluff some 1,000 feet above the “whale’s tail” of Uvita Beach, which emerges at low tide. Many of the rooms and public spaces are at the height of the rain forest canopy, which makes them prime spots for bird-watching. Even the view from the public washroom near the lounge area is drop-dead gorgeous.read more
Right on our doorstep you’ll discover the largest area of protected land designated to National Parks and nature reserves in Costa Rica. You’ll find world-class snorkelling, surfing and extraordinary marine life too.
Last day of exploring paradise.
A driver will take you via private transfer along the scenic 3 hour drive to San Jose, Costa Rica, in time for your return flight to LAX.
5 nights at Lapa Rios 3 nights at Kura
Domestic flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez (Lapa Rios)
Private shuttle transfer from Lapa Rios to Kura
Arrival and departure day transfers: Puerto Jimenez-Lapa Rios-Puerto Jimenez
3 multi-course a la carte meals per day plus snacks and non-alcoholic/non-mixed drinks
Selection of on-site guided tours such as: Early and Sunset Birds Tour, Wild Waterfall Hike, Local Medicine Tour, Rainforest Ridge Walk, Osa Trail, Matapalo Tour, Night Walk and our signature “Twigs, Pigs and Garbage” Tour
Complimentary daily beach transfer from Kura
Roundtrip transfer to/from downtown Uvita
Private departures, for just you and your friends or family