Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly Tarcoles hotel in Camaronal with 2 spa tubs


This family-friendly Tarcoles hotel is located on the waterfront, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Carara Biological Reserve, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Hacienda las Agujas and Mantas Beach. Herradura Beach and Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, conference rooms, and a children's pool are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 72 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and cable TV. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, hair dryers, and showers.

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3.4 out of 5
59% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
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Not worth the money

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 19, 2016
There was a beehive on the walkway to our room. Management policy is to leave the windows open when not in use, which brought in a lot of inside the room. Very thin walls and could hear full converstaitons of other guests in the next rooms. We paid through Expedia and at checkout they said they have not been paid by Expedia, which caused a discrepancy that almost made us miss our flight. Wouldn't have been so disappointed if it was a cheaper hotel or closer to the Jaco.
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Not bad, not great

4 out of 5
Posted Nov 17, 2016
Nice area but too many noisy groups hanging out and making it hard to sleep.
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4 out of 5
Posted Aug 17, 2016
Small swimming pools, great food. Sleepery roads.ñ
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hotel needs updates

3 out of 5
by from Nova Scotia
Posted Mar 5, 2016
Pros: Great central location. Close to Pacific Ocean, national parks and mountain attractions.
Cons: Hotel can update mattresses, more efficient air conditioners. Front desk staff were not very friendly ( except a new Canadian girl).
Location: Tarcoles river has crocodiles, zip lining in Jaco, visit national parks and see wild life in natural habitat.
Long flight. Costa Rica is expensive. Hotter than we expected and it limited our activities.
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Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Lodge

3 out of 5
by from Toronto, Canada
Posted Mar 5, 2016
Pros: Refreshing pool, great tropical garden, and lots of great bird sightings. There were Toucans that came most mornings to a tree near the pool.
Cons: Non-existent service from hotel staff (i.e. front staff act bored / garbage around pool not cleaned up for days), variety / improvement with meals.
Location: Lots of beaches close by plus other activities such as zip-lining, ATV rentals, etc are just 30 minutes away.
This is a very basic hotel that could use some upgrades. The outside property is the best thing with beautiful trees and the river running alongside it. Lots of birds in the morning. The best tip we got was not to bother paying to go into the National Park as we would see just as much at this hotel property as we would in the park - without the hefty guide costs which run up to $100 US.. There are lots of tour buses that come through - mostly birdwatchers. The good thing is that these groups tend to rise early and leave for day tours very early in the morning. On the weekends the local Costa Ricans take over - pool and restaurant and food choices. The rooms have decent air conditioners and new flat screen TVs. The beds were OK. Food was average at best and did not change for the entire week. Our rate only included breakfast which allowed us to explore the nearby towns for our other meals each day. We would not recommend staying for more than 2 or 3 days maximum and only to people who are not too fussy and interested in the birds.
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A bit disappointed...

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 4, 2016
I stayed at this hotel about 12 years ago and it had a butterfly farm and everything...not anymore. They have expanded tremendously...not the quite place it used to be. They have different plans for not get the lunch buffet unless you want to pay $25 per person. The food was good but a bit pricey.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 25, 2016
Good. Normal hotel, normal food with limited options, it is a quiet hotel for family. If you need to go to beach or other close place need additional transportation.
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Close to amazing waterfalls.

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2016
Amazing waterfalls. Chef was amazing. Food was fabulous. Rooms were great. Staff was very helpful. Would advise better fans in food areas. Was a little hot eating. We loved being close to the waterfalls. Advise for those doing waterfalls the trip is for the extreme fit. Take lots of water and a snack Nothing else.
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Peaceful hotel set in rainforest location

5 out of 5
by from England
Posted Dec 23, 2015
Pros: Staff were helpful and friendly, great location.
Cons: As an eco-resort there were no hummingbird feeders, can't understand why, an easy thing to do.
Location: Great location in forest. Good trails on hotel land and close to beaches.
Very peaceful and quiet during the week but busy at weekends.
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Beautiful, nature friendly, comfortable

3 out of 5
by from Toronto
Posted Dec 19, 2015
Pros: This hotel is in beautiful area, friendly staff, lovely trails into rainforest, 20 minutes to national park or Jaco, see crocodiles or sit by the pool
Cons: Food was uneven, menu and food quality could be better.
Location: Nature trails through the rain forest, national parks with amazing guides, boat tours, Jaco beach, shopping, snorkelling from Jaco to Tarcoles
Beautiful surroundings, trails, pool. We enjoyed walking on the trails, exploring parks and beach nearby (by car), sitting outside with a glass of wine. Quieter during the week, busy on weekends, wi fi mainly worked, pool, air conditioning for hot weather.
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Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

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

Hotel Amenities

Some rates at Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities.

Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort features 2 spa tubs, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of hotel's 2 bars/lounges. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 861 square feet (80 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Villa Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 72 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1991 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

El Tucan - Onsite restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Volleyball on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 8 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • 1 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 24 per person (approximately)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 4 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Villa Lapas
  • 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

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 2 children 8 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.