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Playa Cativo Lodge

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Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, and offers luxury beachfront accommodations in harmony with nature. Enjoy romantic gourmet meals and a selection of tours and adventures, including rain forest hikes, bird watching, stand up paddle boarding, dolphin sightseeing and yoga. All our room rates include: •Meet and greet at the local airport (Golfito or Puerto Jiménez) and one round-trip scenic boat transfer from town of arrival •First-class lodging, featuring spectacular views of the ocean & rainforest. •Three à la carte, multi-course meals per day (in-room dining also available). •Freshly brewed coffees and teas. •Use of kayaks, stand up stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear in Cativo Bay. • The introduction to the tropical rainforest guided tour •Access to self-guided hiking trails around our private tropical •A “surprise and delight” in-room amenity. Twice daily maid service & wifi
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Enrique Malek Airport101 km
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This was my fifth stay at this incredible place, and the third time I have brought a group of friends/family to share it with. It is like a treasure that I can't keep to myself and want to share with as many people as possible!...More

Thank Mary G
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mary G, It has been a few days since your last visit with your family, but we feel it was just yesterday that we had the pleasure of your visit and just like every time you come visit us, we enjoy so much sharing...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Playa Cativo is the definition of eco-luxury, rustic-elegance, barefoot decadence, any way you say it, it's simply THE GEM of the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. The experience starts with your boat ride from either Golfito or Puerto Jimenez, through the Golfo Dulce. It's magic....More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We have read some other reviews about Playa Cativo and are at a loss to say more about this fantastic place, Even though the lodge itself is fabulous, it's the people who work there that make it so very special. the ethic that governs their...More

1  Thank foamdancer
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Mrs. Gina and Mr. Jim Palmer, We treasure your excellent review and we thank you for acknowledging the great work of our staff, they indeed make every experience at Playa Cativo go Above and Beyond, complemented with the amazing location and beautiful nature that...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

From San José we travelled in a small aircraft with clear views of the rain forest followed by a short and pleasant boat trip to the secluded Playa Cativo Lodge. It exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived; set in an idyllic bay where...More

Thank lkoster2018
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded 4 September 2018

Dear King Family, Thank you for this beautiful review, we all are very excited to learn that we have exceeded your expectations and that you and your family were provided with a unique experience, this means a lot for us and it is definitely part...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Playa Cativo is an off-the-grid, mostly all inclusive resort surrounded by national forest. There are only 9 rooms although they are working on expanding. We stayed in a “casita” close to the beach. The cabin is beautifully constructed from tropical hardwoods and had many large...More

Thank Susan V
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Susan V, Thank you for the opportunity of letting us be your host in the Southern part of Costa Rica last month and thank you for your review, it is indeed an amazing one. Though, we have to be honest, when we first noticed...More

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4 July 2018|
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Response from Allen M | Property representative |
Dear Babs41, Thank you for contacting us, there are no specific nesting places for turtles around Golfo Dulce, most nesting sites are up in Guanacaste porvince or the Caribean, though we do get to see them around Golfo... More
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Hello Dear Debbie, We are located into the most magical rain forest of Costa Rica, and yes your hiking shoes may get wet when exploring the forest on tours or walking thorough the trails, but the lodge provides rubber... More
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"The rooms in the main lodge have the best gulf and garden views. The Premium rooms are open-walled on 3..."
8 Oct. 2018
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"I like the rooms they call "the four plex" second floor for the view and solitude."
12 Sep. 2018
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"they are all marvelous"
25 Aug. 2018
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"Enjoy the convenience of a room in the main lodge, or a separate cabin. We stayed in the penthouse of the..."
15 Jul. 2018
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USD 535 - USD 1,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaGolfito
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