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Discover Top Things to Do in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

“There are very few places where you can see scarlet macaw in the wild – Villa Lapas is one of them!”…

Situated in the breathtaking Puntarenas Province of Costa Rica, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is the perfect gateway to exhilarating attractions and things to do. We are located on the Tárcoles River at the edge of Carara National Park, and our 500-acre rainforest preserve offers the chance to experience two unique ecosystems: the Tropical and the Dry Pacific. Over 400 species of birds await birdwatching connoisseurs, as well as other exotic wildlife like white-face capuchin monkeys, peccaries, anteaters, poison-arrow frogs and the crocodiles of the Tárcoles River.

When it comes to discovering the beauty of Costa Rica, you can choose from a diverse range of things to do around Villa Lapas. See magnificent crocodiles, exotic birds and fauna in the mangroves of the Tárcoles River. Dive or snorkel the warm waters of the Pacific, or glide across the waves on an ocean kayak. Embark on a scenic horseback ride along the coast, or marvel at the Bijagual Waterfall, Costa Rica’s second-largest waterfall. 

The hotel staff at Villa Lapas Jungle Village will be happy to recommend things to do and assist with any arrangements necessary to ensure an unforgettable adventure in Costa Rica. 

Arial of the Jungle

Jungle River Wagon Tour

Experience an unique tour in Costa Rica crossing the Tarcolitos River and a 500 acre natural reserve.

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Bridge in the Jungle

The Sky Way Tour

Experience the raw power of the rainforest through our Hanging Bridges.

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Gazebo and Patio Area

Santa Lucía Colonial Village

Santa Lucía Colonial Village is a villa to travel in time to Costa Rica’s past, ideal to organize your wedding, graduation day, work conferences and more.

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View of nature

Carara National Park

Carara is one of Costa Rica’s most popular National Parks, due to its proximity to San José and because it includes one of the most popular tourist stops: the Crocodile Bridge, an amazing birdwatching and wildlife.

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View of the Beach

Jaco Beach

Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose in the province of Puntarenas, the small Costa Rica town and beach lures those who seek a swim/surf/shopping/nightlife combination.

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Crocodile

Tárcoles River

If you want to see crocodiles in Costa Rica, then you have to stop at the crocodile bridge at the Tarcoles River. This is one of the most well known in the country, because of the crocodiles.

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Beach

Blanca Beach

A little white sand beach with coral reefs, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

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Zipling

Rain Forest Adventure

Fulfill your desires of total adventure and Adrenaline within the tropical forest in Costa Rica. Located near the beach, this eco-adventure park opens its doors for the ultimate adventure experience.

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