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Villa Lapas Jungle Village

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Starting at $70 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

With 72 rooms, Villa Lapas Jungle Village boasts all the convenience of a large hotel, but its location within the Carara National Park makes it feel as intimate as a cabin in the woods. Enjoy spectacular views of both rainforest and ocean, and catch a glimpse of exotic wildlife from your front door.


Hotel inside jungle at Villa Lapas Jungle Village
Hotel inside jungle at Villa Lapas Jungle Village

If birdwatching is your passion and sustainability is your goal, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is the Costa Rican destination for you. Nestled within the Carara National Park, guests enjoy an up close and personal view of the country’s 850+ bird species. Though the hotel boasts 72 guest rooms, it feels as private, intimate and secluded as a cabin in the woods. Instead of being bordered by gates and walls, as many resorts are, it is bordered by the rainforest on one side and the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Pacific on the other.

During their stay, guests have access to a central pool and two hot tubs. Visitors can dine at the on-site El Tucan restaurant or enjoy a small family picnic within one of the hotel’s many pergolas. When they’re done eating, they can take a walk across the Sky Walk, a 1.5-mile bridge that is suspended more than 180 feet above the ground and cuts through the lush treetops to give visitors a close-up view of all that the rainforest has to offer.

Adults can enjoy a drink or two at the on-site bar while the resort’s childcare givers watch their children. There are also three children’s pool and playground, ideal for families with little ones. Parents can relax in lounge chairs as their kids wade in ankle deep water nearby.

At night, have a little fun and take your kids to the arcade room for some friendly competition. Once you lay them down to sleep for the night, sneak down to play some billiards on the pool table or just relax with some friends in the common area.

Of course, people don’t visit Costa Rica just to stay on hotel grounds the whole time. Talk to the front desk representative about booking a tour on your behalf. Visit the nearby Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park or Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park. Each park offers several packages that include the opportunity to zip-line over the treetops, explore nearby waterfalls, ride horseback through the jungle or take a relaxing tour of the canopy via tram.

While you’re in the area, don’t forget to visit Jacó, where there are parks, beaches, shopping, restaurants and fun for the whole family. Jacó Beach is known around the world for its spectacular waves. If you’re an avid surfer, rent a board and take a ride. If you’ve never given the sport a try, take lessons from one of the many professionals in the area.

Because of its beautiful location and amazing atmosphere, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is also the host to many beautiful weddings and events. Book your event there for an occasion guests won’t forget.

Key Features

Local food at Villa Lapas Jungle Village
Local food at Villa Lapas Jungle Village
  • Two Restaurants
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Located in the rain forest
  • Especial Events
  • Wedding organization
  • All inclusive program
  • Bird Watching spot
  • Free WiFi
Starting at $70 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Service
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Adorable rooms at Villa Lapas Jungle Village
Adorable rooms at Villa Lapas Jungle Village

Villa Lapas Jungle Village has two rooms: the standard king and the standard full. All guests, regardless of the type of room they rent, enjoy the following amenities:

  • Air conditioning and ceiling

  • Room service
  • Access to the hotel’s pool, kiddie pools, hot tubs and rec rooms
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Ticking/tour assistance
  • Access to the hotel’s bars/lounges and restaurant

  • Cable TV
  • Access to the hotel’s conference and meeting rooms
  • Access to picnic areas and garden
  • Safety deposit box at front desk

  • Private restrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi

Standard King – The Standard King is ideal for two people and comes with one king bed, a private breakfast nook with a small table and two chairs, an armoire for storing clothes and a private bathroom.

Standard Full – The Standard Full is best for families with children, as it features two full beds. It also has a private bathroom.

Starting at $70 (USD) / person
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Birdwatching – Many people stay at the Villa Lapas Jungle Village because of its location within Carara National Park, home to 48 percent of the country’s 854 bird species.

Carara National Park – Though the hotel is located within Carara National Park, there is so much more to see beyond the confines of the resort, including the plant life and exotic wildlife only found within this reserve.

Rainforest Adventures – Whether you want to zip-line across the canopy, take a horseback ride through the forest or ride an ATV along the beach, one of the many tour companies in the area is ready and willing to accommodate your needs.

Jacó – Visit the town of Jacó for a rich cultural experience, shopping and fine dining, or hit the beach for some much-needed TLC and maybe a surf session or two.

Caldera Port – Caldera Port is not just an essential port in Costa Rica—it’s also a great surf spot. It’s also convenient—once you’re done exploring, you can hop on a ship to some other fun destination, such as Tortuga Island.

Neo Fauna – Get an up close and personal view of Costa Rica’s most colorful butterflies, and then take an informative tour under the canopy when you visit this little local gem.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $70 (USD) / person
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Location & Map

Central Pacific Coast Map
Central Pacific Coast Map
Villa Lapas Jungle Village is located 1 km east from Playa Carara

Customer Reviews for Villa Lapas Jungle Village

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States6/13/2012
"If you are interested in birds or other natural subjects, Villa Lapas is extraordinarily goods. Although the grounds are nicely gardened, the amount of wildlife on or adjacent to the grounds is phenomenal (from someone who has seen lots of wildlife in Costa Rica). A top place for birders. With the recent upgrade of air conditioning, it is even better.

The staff were a delight and exceptionally helpful, even by the high Tico standards. We have stayed three nights each time we have been there, and they have had to drag us away kicking and screaming. I cannot wait to go back."
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