Villa Lapas Hotel - Ocean View in Carara,  Central Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-


Villa Lapas Hotel - Ocean View in Carara, Central Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-

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Villa Lapas Hotel
Villa Lapas Hotel

Villa Lapas Hotel

This is the Villa Lapas Experience !

General Information about Villa Lapas Hotel


Counts with 47 rooms all with terrace, forty of them with two queen size beds and the remaining seven with king. Each room has capacity for two adults and two children or three adults and a child. All have view to the river, to the swiming pool or the gardens. Every room also have air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot water.

Our guests can enjoy of national and internacional food. The Toucan Restaurant offers Buffet service.

We have a living room of conferences with capacity for 120 people, perfectly conditioned for their seminars, meetings and any event. It also offers the audiovisual team (use without additional cost).

Ideal for the entertainment of children and adults since bill with 18 holes and each one with degree of different difficulty.

Conditioned for adults and children. It is surrounded by trees that makes an atmosphere more natural and fresh. Their depth is of 1.30 meters.

Near the pool you will be able to find 2 jacuzzis with capacity for 8 people each one, where you will be able to relax with the constant bubble of the waters.


The butterfly garden has a size of apromimately 2200 sq ft and has the most conspicuos species of the area. The most important host plants for the butterflies can be found inside the garden.

The Tarcolitos river is one of the main attractions of the area. It is a 600 ft fall and it is located at 5 miles from the hotel. This tour can be done on a 2.5miles hike or an different route that incluide horseback riding 45 minutes and a 15 minutes hike. The flora and fauna make the tour very interesting as well as the pools along the river. (cost no incluided).

This tour is done by along the Grande de Tárcoles River, located at 7 miles from Villa Lapas. This river is well know for bearing one of the most important crocodile populations in Costa Rica. Some of this animals reach more than 4 meters long. Besides crocodiles, you can also watch the great diversity in birds of the area, incluiding roseate spoonbills, woodstorks, pelicans, fregatebirds, and many other species. (cost no incluided).

Carara is next to Villa Lapas Reserve. This park is very important in Costa Rica because it is a transitional zone between the Dry Forest from the North and the Tropical Rainforest from the South. It is possible to observe over 350 bird species throughout the year and many mammal species. The tour is a walk aproximately 3 hours long. (cost no incluided).

The hotel has a private reserve of over 570 acres an due to its proximity to Carara National Park, it has a great variety in flora and fauna. The reserve has three main trails, two of them about 1 mile long each, and are located on the Tarcolitos River waterhed. The third is 3.5 miles long, it is located on the mountain, and has a beatutiful views of the Pacifc coast.

You will be able to choose between tours to the beach or through the mountains, with great views of the Pacifc Coast, rent your horse at the hotel.


How to get there to Villa Lapas Hotel


The hotel is situated along the border between the Tropical and Dry Pacific eco-systems. This unique situation allows our guests to benefit twofold, allowing them to observe over 400 species of birds as well as exotic animals, such as the poison dart frog, deer, jaguar, wild pigs, bats, raccoons, anteaters, lizards and several types of monkeys (spider monkey and congo) and other jungle creatures. All of this at a mere 90 minutes away (by road) from San José and the Juan Santamaría International Airport!

From San José (Juan Santamaría) Airport:

Take the Bernardo Soto Highway to the west through the "Cruce Manolos" (Intersection). Turn right at this point, following the signs to Jacó/Quepos. Continue through passing Atenas and Orotina towns. From Orotina, head south to the Coastal Highway, following signs to Jacó (about 45 km / 28 mi). Entrance to Hotel Villa Lapas is located past the Tárcoles and Quebrada Ganado towns on the left side, about 30 km / 18 mi from Orotina (signs provided).

From Caldera Port (Puntarenas):

Follow Coastal Highway southeast toward Orotina. Before Orotina, head south to Herradura, following signs to Jacó.Entrance to Hotel Villa Lapas is located past the Tárcoles and Quebrada Ganado towns on the left side, about 30 km / 18 mi from Orotina (signs provided).

Rates at Villa Lapas Hotel


Rooms Hign Season Low Season Christmas Season
Single $136 $118 $162
Double $149 $131 $174
$184 $161 $202
Quadruple $196 $173 $215

Prices per night and person. Taxes Included. Breakfast included.


Rates all included


Rooms High Season Low Season Christmas Season
Single $151 $137 $204
Double $121 $110 $164
Add Pax
$90 $90 $90
Children $54 $54 $54

Rates all included are per night and person in US$. Taxes included.



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Tel:+(506)2771-4582 - Fax:+(506)2771-8841


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  » Facilities Includes
√ Conditioned Air
√ Swimming Pool Adults
√ Restaurant
√ Hot Water
√ Jacuzzi
√ Swimming Pool Children
√ Tour Desk
√ Balcony
√ Private bathroom
√ Mountain View
√ Telephone
√ Fan
√ Safe Box
√ Meeting Facilities
√ Nature Trails
√ Horseback Riding Tours

Optional Activities in the Central Pacific


-Sport Fishing
-Aerial Tram


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