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1 room, 2 adults

Villa Lapas Jungle Village

3,5-star3,5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
3 km south from Carara National Park, Garabito, Jaco, Tarcoles, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Family-friendly hotel in Tarcoles with 2 bars/lounges and outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
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  • Es una lástima que un hotel rodeado de una belleza increíble, no logre dar los servicios…Jun 25, 2020
  • Beautiful, large grounds nestled in the jungle by a river. Peaceful location. Good…Mar 1, 2020

Villa Lapas Jungle Village

from ZAR 2,351
  • Estándar Queen, Mountain View
  • Standard king
  • Superior Tree House, 1 King Bed, River View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Bathtub, Garden View
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Villa Lapas Jungle Village


  • Playa Tárcoles - 26 min walk
  • Carara National Park - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Crocodile Bridge - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Hacienda las Agujas - 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
  • Playa Agujas - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Playa Bochinche - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Playa Blanca - 7.9 mi / 12.8 km
  • Mantas Beach - 8 mi / 12.8 km

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 168 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 76 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking on site

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 25-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Villa Lapas Jungle Village are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • Basic alcoholic beverages included

Not included
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes


Casa del Rio - Onsite restaurant.


On Site

  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Villa Lapas Jungle Village’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Villa Lapas
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco Resort
  • Lapas Jungle Village Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Jungle Village Hotel
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco Resort
  • Villa Lapas Jungle Village Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Jungle Village Hotel Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas
  • Villa Lapas Hotel
  • Villa Lapas Hotel Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort Hotel Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort Hotel
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort Tarcoles
  • Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Villa Lapas Jungle Village

  • Does Villa Lapas Jungle Village offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Villa Lapas Jungle Village does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Is there a pool at Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Casa del Rio. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Vista Mar (2.1 mi), La Fiesta del Marisco (2.3 mi), and Marisquería Restauranticos (2.4 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Lapas Jungle Village?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7,8 From 66 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
A comfortable hotel. We stayed in tree house room and it was great. Buffet breakfast is nice.
us2 night trip
Fair 4,0
Very disappointing!
We chose this location because of the treehouse looking over the river. In my opinion that was the only thing that looked like the advertising on their web site. From the moment we checked in I was disappointed with what I saw. If this hotel updated current pictures I'm sure their business would decline. I understand being in that sort of setting it is hard to keep the grounds pristine, however EVERYTHING is so run down and old. Then there is the price of the food, very expensive if you don't have a car be prepared to spend a lot of money here to eat and there is no happy hour. Oh and if you NEED wifi be prepared to hang on in the lobby sitting on dirty cushions. I say, look elsewhere, you will find better value with a nicer environment.
Cindy, ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Bungle in the jungle
I was only there for one night but it was a pleasurable one. Jungle surroundings on a small River. Rustic feel. Good food. Nice staff at reception and dining room. Sorry I missed the hanging Bridges tour at 9 a.m.
Leonard, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
I really enjoyed my stay here, it’s absolutely beautiful, the restaurant delicious. My only negative comment is that it was definitely the slow season with very few guests, so most of the amenities weren’t available. We stayed across the bridge where we were told there is a saloon, restaurant, and a whole “village”, but I’m pretty sure we were the only ones on that entire side and everything looked not just closed, but abandoned. The hot tubs were not turned on. I get it, but just wish the ad was a little more accurate.
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Being in the middle of the jungle was amazing. The trees, flowing river and birds chirping made the experience complete. The staff was nice except on Saturday when the "cantina" opened with a rude bartender/dj. The jacuzzis pictured on the ad are ice cold and we wish we would've known before booking since we really needed a hot bath after all the dauly walking we did. The food was subpar and fortunately the only good restaurant nearby was El Pelicano. Nonetheless, the price was right. The nearby Catarata Manantial de Agua Viva was up the mountain and was quite the experience. There's a restaurant on the top of the mountain called TiKo Restaurante Mirador Surf & Turf that had a spectacular view but again the food fell flat and expensive. Thank you again for the experience. Next time we will hotel-hop so to speak to experience all the different locations Costa Rica has to offer. Avoid Jaco Beach at night.
us6 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Short overnight stay. If you want rest make sure your neighbors are not a family with children. The hotel changed my room asap and it was wonderful to hear the rain and night noises. This “ you can hear “ everuthing is an issue here. Personnel is lovely and caring!
maria, us1 night trip
Poor 2,0
1. We checked in & no power in our room. We dropped off our bags & drove back to the reception. They said it should be fixed w/in 20 min. They didn't say anything when we checked in. Ugh. 2. We asked where the Tarcoles River was & where we could see the Crocodiles. I did not ask for a tour but for the bridge to view the crocodiles. She stated go out, turn left, then turn right. That's all she told us so we assumed it was immediately after or at least right there. Of course, she did Not mention that we had to drive 2 Kilometers down a small road to get to the river. Then she also failed to mention she sent us to a Tour site rather than the area where it is free to view from the bridge. 3. We asked for a recommendation of a restaurant. We were told of a place 'several' minutes away just down the street & there would be signs. Well, turned out it was 20-25 min away & there were No signs anywhere. 4. We got back from a late dinner, about 9:45pm, the power was back on. We had to get up at 5am to leave for our flight so we were ready for bed. My girlfriend pulled the sheet & Bam!! 2 bugs dead on the bedsheet. One in the middle of the bed & the other about a foot away right next to a pillow. We packed up & going to ask for another room. NO One there. Reception Closed. We left the key & drove up 1.5 hrs to San Jose. I called them in the morning to complain & asked for a refund. She took my email to give to the manager. 3 days later, still nothing from them. DO NOT GO. PICTURES LIE
Gilbert, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Summer Wildlife touring
The main attraction for me is all the wildlife present at and around Villa Lapas. The trails could be maintained better, they are mainly now for tractor tours, but they still work well if you wear rubber knee boots. Nice staff, the pools look good, but I did not use them. The restaurant food does not seem to be very good. The rooms are comfortable with nice showers, in room safes, and good mattresses. It is very convenient to Carara National Park and the crocodile tours on the Tarcoles River.
Randall, us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
There were A lot of mug around should have more ways to walk or alternative options and mosquitos
us1 night family trip
Good 6,0
Just ok for the price. Would be 2 stars in US
The grounds of the hotel were beautiful and the staff was very friendly. The room was semi clean. Poor construction left lots of spaces for bugs to get in. Ants on the walls and spiders every day. The bed was very uncomfortable. Felt like we were sleeping on a box spring. No hot water at first, but after telling the front desk, they had it fixed in a couple of hours. The absolute worst thing was that there was extremely loud construction going on right outside our door which started at 6:30 every morning. They should have started later or not rented the rooms near where they were working. Bar area and dining area were nice. Food was ok. Drinks were cheap. Canopy tour was nice and we had a great time exploring by ourselves. The $20 charge per person was a bit much though for which turned out to be a five minute drive up the hill to where the hike started. The pool area was small, but nice, however the lounge chairs were dirty and very uncomfortable. The pool bar was never open during our stay.
us2 night romance trip

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