Lapa Rios is now part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of The World for 2015, the news came yesterday and we could not be more excited and proud.
But what does this mean? Well, National Geographic, in spectacular places all over the world, has found rare retreats where gorgeous accommodation and world class cuisine are just one factor in a much greater equation. This collection is not made of simply hotels but the innovative concepts of dreamers all around the world that have come to life. These dreamers had at the center of their ideas a boldness in their design and detail while preserving the cultural and ecosystems the are kind to host them in their land.
In short, National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the world is a network of world class properties that take cultural and environmental sustainability seriously and support this idea through action.
National Geographic loved Lapa Rios due to its condition as a pioneer in eco-tourism, “Offering environmentally friendly luxury and an upscale rain forest experience designed to celebrate and preserve the area’s biodiversity. Today, Lapa Rios is also a haven from technology, a rare opportunity to unplug, slow down, and fully focus on the wild world around you.”
So, what does this mean for you , traveler? well, when you reserve your space through National Geographic Unique Lodges, you’ll be treated to a private lunch in the rain forest with a waterfall as your backdrop. Join a guide for the walk into the forest, learning about the flora and fauna you spot along the way. Then soak up the jungle ambiance over delectable food and a chilled bottle of wine, served by dedicated waitstaff, and top off the experience with a swim in the waterfall’s natural pool.