Lapa Rios is set in a private nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. It overlooks the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the wild Pacific Ocean near Osa Peninsula. The main lodge and bungalows line three ridges and are connected by walking paths and steps. Built over 350 feet above the sea. The main lodge and the Brisa Azul restaurant soar 50 feet above the sea and, like the private bungalows, are built of locally harvested materials and have intricately woven palm thatched roofs. Climb the lodge’s three-story circular stairway to overlook the forest canopy and breathtaking ocean vistas. Comfortable, locally made bamboo furniture and huge private decks aid relaxation amidst pristine nature. Lapa Rios Ecolodge is more than just a beautiful eco resort near the beach, it´s a model ecotourism project. High end.