Learn More about our Eco Hotel

Located on a private 500-acre rainforest reserve next to Carara National Park, Villa Lapas Jungle Village is one of the top eco-hotels in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas region. For assistance with planning your stay, from weather conditions and things to do to information about Costa Rica and more, please find responses to our most frequently asked questions below.  

Which is the best time and season for bird watching?
Depends on a variety of factors: the current visiting seasons, the inhabits of the particular bird species. The best times for bird watching are at dawn and dusk. 

What is the Sky Way Tour?
It is a rainforest tour that traverses five hanging bridges suspended 200+ feet up in the canopy.

How long does it take?
Depending on your pace, completing the tour takes from 90 to 120 minutes.

What should I bring and wear along the tour?
We recommend long pants, mosquitoes repellent, sunblock, camera, bottle of water, good walking/hiking shoes, and a raincoat during the rainy season. The tour is open all year long!

How safe is it?
All of the Sky Way tour structures are constantly supervised under international safety standards. The bridges are protected against rust and corrosion and can support up to 23 tons of weight to ensure the safest tour possible. The bridge handrails are covered by heavy chain links fencing at a reasonable height so even small children are very safe on the tour.

About Costa Rica 
A developing, peaceful, army-less country, Costa Rica is a Central American success story, featuring high living standards and a stable economy.

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Geographic coordinates: 10 00 N 84 00  W

Area: Total: 31.752 sq. mi (51.100 sq. Km) slightly smaller than West Virginia.

Land: 31.478 sq. mi (50.660 sq. km) and Water: 273 sq. mi (440sq. Km)

Climate: Tropical and subtropical; the dry season goes from December to April and the rainy season goes from May to November.  It's cooler in the highlands. 

Highest and Lowest Points: Lowest point Pacific Ocean 0 ft. / 0 m.  Highest point Cerro Chirripó 12.532.808 ft. / 3.810m.

Population: 5.000.000 ( Approx.)

Nationality: Costa Rican(s).  Affectively known as Tico(s) in colloquial speech.

Languages: Spanish

Literacy rate: 96% (total average)

Government Type: Democratic Republic

Capital: San José

Provinces (divisions): Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Puntarenas, Limón, San José.

Currency: Costa Rican colon (CRC).  However, U.S. dollars are widely accepted as legal tender especially in tourist areas.  Euros are still restricted to banks and exchange houses.