Rain Forest Villa Lapas Hotel is an eco-resort, located in the pacific coast in Costa Rica.  We have become one of the Costa Rica’s top tourist choices, becoming a favorite of birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Our Hotel features 70 rooms surrounded by lush tropical gardens sitting in the midst of a private 500 acre rain forest reserve, with a beautiful river flowing alongside the resort complex.



A replica Of Costa Rica’s historical past, the Santa Lucia Town in Villa Lapas adds a quaint, charming touch to it’s natural surroundings.  Santa Lucía includes a church, a local cantina, a lake, restaurant, and other points of interest,  Perfect for weddings and private events too.

And you must try our tours, The Villa Lapas Sky Way, a walking tour through the rain forest crossing the mountains on suspended bridges.



At only 45 miles (80 kms) from San Jose, the capitol of Costa Rica, The Villa Lapas Hotel Is also near some of the most colorful, bustling beaches, national parks and picturesque towns of the country, just minutes away

Villa Lapa’s location features a unique, privileged position like no other in the country…we are in a rich biological zone close to everything!

Near natural and protected areas, The Villa Lapas’s private reserve limits with Carara National Park, one of the biggest protected areas in Costa Rica, where is one of few populations of Scarlet Macaws in the country and with the Tárcoles River, home of many crocodiles that can be easily seen from the river bridge, and favorite bird watching spot as well.


From cuise to jungle and back…

Cruise travelers take note:  The Caldera pot in the Pacific Ocean is just 30 minutes away from Villa Lapas, so you can easily plan you cruising schedule to get a taste of the exotic Costa Rica rain forest and our first-class service.

Fun and sun are at your reach too!

We are just minutes away from the best beaches in the Pacific, the busting beach-town of Jaco, Herradura, Playa Hermosa (a longtime favorite spot for surfers) and the marvelous Manuel Antonio beaches and national park.

From Caldera Port ( Puntarenas)

Follow Coastal Highway southeast toward Orotina.  Before Orotina, following the sings to Jaco, turn south. And follow the road for 17mk/ 10.5 mi.  Entrance to Villa Lapas Hotel is located past the Tárcoles river 4km /2.5mi to the left 600 m / 2000 feet.