Bosque del Cabo is my personal slice of eco-heaven, and the perfect place for us to get married. After a worldwide search for a less logistically challenged wedding location than The Gambia, West Africa (where I had served with the US Peace Corps and originally planned to get married), we decided on the Osa peninsula. Bosque del Cabo won us over with its pristine natural beauty, stunning accommodations, reports of great food, and wide variety of adventurous activities. Each moment of our two week stay there was pleasant surprise after pleasant surprise. The view from the deck of Congo cabin took our breath away, as did the culinary masterpieces of Bosque's sassy chef Moraine. Prepare for a little entertainment with your dinner when she emerges from the kitchen (and if you're over the age of eight, beware of ordering a grilled cheese sandwich)!
Amid all of the waterfalls, hiking, beaches, swimming, surfing, rappelling, bird watching, yoga, birds, animals, guided nature tours, etc, we had a wedding! All of the pieces of the puzzle came together like clockwork, and every little thing turned out better than we planned. Many small touches added even more sparkle - Kim and Phil (owners) put bags and bags of sawdust down on the paths (rainy season = muddy paths), we had a lovely bar with mimosas at the ceremony, we were covered with falling flower petals at the end of our ceremony, my bride zip-lined down to the ceremony in her enormous wedding dress WITH her dad - SAFELY, the flower girl (our niece) was super brave on the zip-line with me, our wedding day was the only day in the two weeks we were there that it didn't rain (we love rain, but wedding dresses don't), the musicians were incredible, we had a wonderful yoga session the morning of the wedding overlooking the ocean, the gourmet meals were ceaseless and spectacular, the schedule was flexible, the guests even got massages after our ceremony and before the reception, and the grounds were beautifully decorated. Our ceremony was in the morning, we had drinks and tapas by the pool bar for lunch, then re-convened at the Palenque for our reception dinner and dancing in the evening. For our wedding and throughout our stay, the staff treated us and our guests like family.
I can't say enough about the professionalism and generosity of Bosque's owners and our hosts Kim and Phil. They bent over backwards for us - literally for months before our arrival and while we were there - to make our wedding beyond perfect. They remodeled their whole Palenque area for our reception, they hooked us up with a righteous band, a fantastic vegan cake maker, stunning flowers, and even cancelled plans to attend their kids' school event so they could attend our wedding!
Bosque del Cabo is my idea of heaven on earth. Since I left, I have been trying to figure out how to get back there and stay for longer. Wish me luck.
- Also Known As:
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica/Puerto Jimenez
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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