Lapa Rios Reserve Master Plan

Protected Area Planning

Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Ecolodge is located just south of Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula – SW Costa Rica. Set in a 1000-acre private rainforest reserve, the lodge overlooks the pristine Pacific Ocean.

EDSA planned a sustainable development master plan and over 90%of the park has been slated as a no-development zone. The master plan includes hotels, ecolodge, wellness spa, visitor/interpretive center, trails and cabins, entry gates, park administrative offices, visitor/interpretive center, local crafts markets and tourism information offices. EDSA conducted detailed studies of indigenous stone houses and gardens and provided conceptual master plans and sketches for the first phase developments i.e visitor center.