Find the gateway to exhilarating adventure and natural Costa Rican beauty at a Kind hacienda in the Pacific-side’s tropical Puntarenas Province. 


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  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

  • Fitness Center

    Fitness Center

  • Vitamin C Infused Showers

    Vitamin C Infused Showers

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area


  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Towel Program

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Tree Relocation Program

  • Recycle Program

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Responsible Watering

  • Garden Lounge

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Animal Sanctuary

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Donates Back

  • Local Community Mentorship

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Farmers Program

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • New Jobs Created


  • Certification for Sustainable Tourism
  • Earth Check
  • Energy Star


The Setting

Hotel Villa Lapas is perched on the banks of Rio Tarcolitos, as it winds alongside stunning Carara National Park. Just a 60-minute jaunt from San Jose, this hacienda-style hotel on 500 acres of forest preserve invites Kind Travelers to immerse themselves in not one, but two unique Costa Rican ecosystems: the Dry Pacific and the Tropical. Observe and photograph over 400 species of exotic birds, white-face capuchin monkeys, anteaters, poison-arrow frogs and the crocodiles of the Tárcoles River, all outside your doorstep (don’t worry, the crocs won’t actually be outside your door). Or, discover your wild side traversing suspension bridges through dense rainforest, gliding across waves in the Pacific via kayak, or exploring the rustic coast on horseback. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

In each of Villa Lapas’ 76 rooms, you'll be immersed in colonial jungle simplicity and comfort. Relax in colonial village rooms, where just outside your door you’ll find stunning rainforest paired with relaxing jungle rhythms, to elevated rooms making the over 230 species of local exotic birds and parrots next-door neighbors. Rest for each day’s exhilarating exploration doused in comfort with pillow-top beds and (jungle luxuries not to be taken for granted), hot water rain showers, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. All-inclusive options are also available. 



  • Public Transportation

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Free Parking

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Room Remote Control

  • Fire Pits on Property

  • Conference Rooms

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Weddings

  • Gym

  • Family Friendly

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Conference Halls

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible


Check-in:  3:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Check-out: 12 PM
Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Service dogs are welcome, but no other dogs are allowed

Children and extra beds
  • Children are welcome and up to 2 children 4 years old or younger stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available



Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Pair Costa Rican street art culture with a thoughtfully sourced blackboard menu at Graffiti Restro Cafe + Wine Bar
  • The Green Room Cafe is a lively favorite with many vegetarian options
  • Just before Playa Pita keep an eye out for the Vista Mar beachside restaurant 
Conscious Culture
  • Discover the myriad of trails and exotic wildlife within the lush confines of Carara National Park
  • Learn about the local culture and traditions through live theater, shows, and art exhibitions at the Casa de la Cultura in Puntarenas
  • Discover the indigenous history and environmentally friendly techniques of the Chorotega people at the Chorotega Tribe Arts & Crafts Museum
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Fulfill an item from The Sloth Institute’s wishlist or purchase Bean & Bean coffee for your next refill, 1% of proceeds go to sloth rescue
  • Participate in “Nature Hour,” Villa Lapas’ company-wide  beach clean-up and conservation education 
  • Become a wildlife hero and adopt a toucan in conjunction with the Toucan Rescue Ranch
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Practice peace at Aurora Yoga & Wellness
  • Rejuvenate high in the hills at Serenity Spa
  • Take a hike through Jungle Village’s Sky Walk comprised of five suspension bridges traversing through rich biodiversity


Puntarenas Province, 4194005 CR


By Plane

67 km/41 miles from San Jose and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) (taxi approx: $80-$100)

By Bus/Metro
  • From SJO take the 200 Alajuela bus that leaves every 10 min to Alajuela. Transfer to 203 Atenas bus and travel approx 20 minutes to Atenas. Take twice daily 639 San Jose bus to Tarcoles, walk one mile to Jungle Village. ($5-$7) 
  • At RSW, hop on the 50 bus leaving every two hours ($2) (53 min) to Beach Park N Ride. Taxi will have to be taken remaining 12 miles (approx: $25-$30)
By Automobile

Get on Autopista Gral. Cañas/Carr Interamericana/Ctra. Interamericana N/Route 1. Follow Ctra. Intramerica rte 1 to Carr. del Coyol. Get on Autopista José María Castro Madriz/Route 27 from Radial El Coyol. Follow Autopista José María Castro Madriz and Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Route 34 to Route 320 in Provincia de Puntarenas. Merge onto Autopista José María Castro Madriz/Route 27. Take the ramp to Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Route 34. Continue onto Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Route 34. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Carr. Pacífica Fernández Oreamuno/Costanera Sur/Route 34 for 16km. Turn left onto Route 320, the hotel will be on the right. 1 hr 9 min.