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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

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Cabo Matapalo | Peninsula de Osa, Cabo Matapalo 60702, Costa Rica
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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Bosque del Cabo on the Internet and after reading the descriptions and the reviews, we decided to travel there in July for our anniversary. We were totally enthralled with our vacation there. The owners and the entire staff were wonderful, the food was excellent and the staff guides were very knowledgeable. The lodge is a mixture of comfort... More

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Huntington Beach CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently returned from Costa Rica and have been going to Bosque del Cabo for over 21 years. This was perhaps my 30-35 time staying at the lodge. As always, the food is excellent, the cabinas are always clean and comfortable, and the staff is very helpful in all situations. Plus the wild life, vistas, hiking trails & flora are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have never reviewed a place on Trip Advisor before but this one can't go unmentioned because of its unique character. Everyone we talk to at home is amazed we would choose something like this as a "vacation," but for people who like experience/adventure vacations, this is something to add to your list. We are still processing what we saw and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful mix of nature and luxury. Lots of trails that you are able to take without a guide, some of the longer ones could use some better signage. Saw plenty of wildlife both on these trails and also surprisingly around the pool! The accommodation while rustic was very clean with great ocean views.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently returned from our 2nd visit to Bosque which we enjoyed immensely. First time it was 2 of us seniors and this time we had son, daughter-in-law and 7 year old grand daughter. We flew from San Jose on Nature Air to Drake Bay and then to Puerto Jimenez. The flight in the small plane was an adventure in itself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had quite the trip earlier this month to Bosque. We have been fortunate enough to have traveled there several times before. The various accommodations are wonderful. This trip our entire family joined us. We had Casa Blanca and Casa Mariposa, both spotless as usual, extremely comfortable and those killer views! It's hard to improve perfection, but somehow Bosque does.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What words do you use to describe paradise? Peaceful. Serene. Relaxing. Reflective. Fulfilling. Amazing. Awesome. Unimaginable . Those are just a few of the words that describe our stay at the Bosque del Cabo ecolodge in July. We arrived as part of the Nature Conservancy organized tour group and from the time we checked in to the time we sadly... More

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've recently returned from the incredible Bosque del Cabo rain forest lodge. The Osa peninsula is the most unspoiled and pristine area of Costa Rica. I've been visiting the Osa for many years and have stayed in a number of facilities throughout the region. Bosque del Cabo is without a doubt the crown jewel of them all. The cabinas are... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I spent a glorious week at BDC and loved every minute. I felt exhausted when I arrived, and was met with a ginger lemonade. I prepared myself for the check-in process, but instead was asked if I would like to have lunch first. The superb staff met my every need. BDC serves 3 marvelous, tasty, fresh and healthy meals daily.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am a professional wildlife, nature and landscape photographer and recently returned from an eight day stay at Bosque del Cabo. Perched atop the cliffs of the Osa Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean and situated on almost 800 acres of lush rain forest, Bosque is a perfect destination for naturalists, photographers and those seeking the absolute beauty of Costa Rica.... More

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Address: Cabo Matapalo | Peninsula de Osa, Cabo Matapalo 60702, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez

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Bosque del Cabo is a romantic getaway and a naturalist’s dream, come true. Crowning a point 500 feet above where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean, nestled in the unspoiled jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is a paradise found. Located in a unique and fortunate position at the very tip of the Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, this 750+ acre forest reserve features private, spacious bungalows and gorgeous houses perched atop the cliffs of Cabo Matapalo, each with beautiful ocean views, tropical breezes and the rainforest at your doorstep; or choose beautiful and rustic garden view accommodations surrounded by thriving rainforests. Hiking trails lead you through the forest to deserted beaches on both the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. Bosque del Cabo, which opened its doors as a hotel in 1990, is owner operated and dedicated to forest preservation. ... more   less 
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