“No matter how you cut it – a tree left standing is worth more”

This is the Mission Statement of Lapa Rios Lodge on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica.  A founding member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World and the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. Twenty five years ago today, the lodge received their first guests.  All of those years, Lapa Rios lived its vision […]

The Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica’s Biodiversity Hotspot

You may have heard the impressive stat that Costa Rica hosts approximately 5% of the world’s biodiversity.  And given that Costa Rica only occupies 0.03% of the planet’s surface, this is an astonishing fact. There are roughly 130 species of freshwater fish and 160 species of amphibians.  Add to those 208 species of mammals, 220 […]