Go off the grid, digitally detox, and do good for the planet on your journey to Lapa Rios. National Geographic called this "the most biologically intense place on Earth."

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Lapa Rios is a named after the scarlet macaw, just one of the beautiful birds you will see during your stay on the Osa Peninsula. The 17-bungalow sustainable lodge preserves more than 1,000 acres of rainforest. Earth and sea meet in this corner of Costa Rica, giving guests a chance to enjoy both water and rainforest adventures.

The Ocean View Bungalows can accommodate up to five guests. Watch the sunrise from a lounger on your private deck or fall into a soothing siesta in the hammock. Soak up the sounds of nature from your outdoor shower, warmed with solar power as you suds up with organic products. See where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulfo Dulce from the Ocean and Rainforest View Bungalows. Awaken to the sound of howler monkeys; no need for an alarm clock at Lapa Rios. Hot coffee, tea, or chocolate will arrive straight to your door; so too will an afternoon cocktail. Alongside its comfortable interiors, the real luxury is being able to breathe in the fresh jungle air. Frogs leap, monkeys jump, and over 300 bird species fly in this raw and real natural environment. As you walk to the main lodge, you will be joined by wild monkeys, toucans, and the many other creatures that inhabit the rainforest.

Take a hike beyond the lodge with one of the expert guides to learn about the abundant flora and fauna of the region. Look for signs of the elusive puma and at night, grab a flashlight and seek out the nocturnal creatures. Set sail on a boat trip along the coast in search of three species of dolphins. Watch as they play, and jump in to snorkel beside them. Humpback whales and sea turtles are often sighted too.

Food is fuel at Lapa Rios. Local ingredients and vegetables plucked straight from the organic garden provide healthy meals. Seafood is responsibly-caught nearby. Join the staff to search for crabs, starfish, and sea cucumbers along the Golfo Dulce, one of only four tropical fjords in the world.

Lapa Rios is one of a select few properties that are members of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, all chosen for their authenticity, enrichment, and dedication to preserving the planet’s diversity.

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