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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Halfway between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Private balcony
Seating area
Clothes rack
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Halfway between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport128 miSee all flights
Puerto Jimenez Airport15 miSee all flights
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georgiagee533 wrote a review Jun 7
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
This trip was by far one of the best experiences I've ever hard. I had no idea what to expect, now the only way I can describe this place was magic. I felt like I was transported to an entirely different universe. Tears were defiantly shed when I had to leave. I really wanted to stay forever. It was also the perfect reset for my mind and body. The lack of service was intimidating at first, but I didn't miss the media at all. You have no choice but to exist in the here and now. something that today, we don't get to do often enough. Plus, If you do need service for something there is WIFI at the bar. The body reset was incredible as well, three meals a day, all fresh and straight from the earth. Absolutely nothing processed entered my body while I was there, and gosh was it great. There are also so many trails on the property, each with beautiful and unique views and adventures. My favorite was the Pacific Trail, you get to hike down to the Pacific coast, on to the beach and then to the most magnificent tidal pools I've ever seen. It was so surreal. The cabins were also spectacular, each so unique but all with beautiful views. Listening to the surf roll in while drifting off to sleep after a long day was amazing. I could go on and on about how in love with this place I am, but you really just need to see it for yourself, I promise this will be the best decision you've made in awhile.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Beverly I wrote a review May 2021
Davis, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
We first visited Bosque with our friends in 2018 and decided it is a very special place and very addictive. As soon as the 4 of us were fully vaccinated we traveled back to Costa Rica in early March 2021. We love the Osa Peninsula, especially its remoteness. After spending 5 nights at a VRBO near Bosque, we moved over to Bosque for 3 more nights. There were only a handful of people there, which was great for us, not so great for business. Staffing has been consistent over the years and we were welcomed as "old friends" and treated like part of the family. We mostly hiked on all of their wonderful trails, hung out in the bar and at the pool and ate their always yummy meals. We go to Costa Rica for the photography opportunities and Bosque is a perfect place to photograph wildlife and flowers and scenery. We stayed in the same cabana as last time and it is our favorite (not sharing which one as we don't want it booked for the next decade.) We're already trying to decide when we can go again! Thanks to everyone there who made our escape from a long year or two without international travel such a relaxing and refreshing trip! See you soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021
susanlodge wrote a review May 2021
Basalt, Colorado4 contributions2 helpful votes
Where else can you watch the macaws fly across the blue sky, listen to the monkeys calling from the trees and see the armadillo stroll across the perfectly manicured lawn with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop...all from your breakfast table. No words can describe how comfortable one feels in this family run property designed around conservation with the mission to put humans and nature together in the most educational and respectful way. You feel that you are visiting the most hospitable friends who are sharing their slice of paradise and local knowledge with you every day. My husband and I had made a last minute reservation for 3 nights and once we arrived immediately doubled our stay to six nights. The staff is extraordinary welcoming you to their home and making everything available to keeping you as busy exploring the jungle and beaches as you'd like or relaxing in your casita or by the pool. If air conditioning and hair dryers are important to you then this not your place but you will find every other comfort to make you want to stay forever. We can't wait to come back with our children. Once you've had the Bosque experience its hard to replicate anywhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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LittleJenny2 wrote a review May 2021
Newport Beach, California41 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I went to Bosque Del Cabo in 2014 and had a very special trip. After being couped up in 2020 due to CovID, in early 2021 I knew I needed to get out of town and the 1st place that popped into my head was Bosque. I've called it "My Happy Place" since 2014. We booked a trip for last week in April 2021 and WOW it was just as amazing as last time! We honestly didn't think we would see even MORE animals than last time but we did. On the Tiki trail we saw all 4 monkeys found in Costa Rica on one hike! There were Coati all over the grounds eating the plentiful fruits. This time we even saw Peccary (wild pigs) that we did not see last time. The staff at this place are amazing and the food is also superb. Our car broke down when we went horseback riding and they were soooooo helpful. Love the owners Kim and Phil who were there on the property this time. The staff are friendly, helpful and can make a mean Mango Colada or our favorite, their signature Bosque Mojito (yum!). We stayed in the Casa Blanca. A lovely house with two bedrooms and a killer patio. On most days we could see monkeys swinging in the trees just by sitting on our patio. We took full advantage of the hammocks for afternoon naps. We had a truck so we drove down to the beach a few times and for the horseback riding, which I highly recommend too. Each day consisted of waking up, having breakfast, going on an adventure (hike, beach, horseback etc..), coming back for lunch, taking a nap in the hammock or reading a book, happy hour at the bar at 6pm, fabulous dinner and bed. A perfect, relaxing holiday filled with nature. This place truly grounds you to the earth and makes you want to do better. I can't wait to go back to Bosque Del Cabo.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: We've stayed in both the Deluxe Cabina and Casa Blanca. I loved both
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Don B wrote a review May 2021
Seattle, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed with family - wonderful rooms, grounds and staff. Highly recommend. I came with family and we all enjoyed so much. Great hosts and food too and charming pool area. Beautiful area Costa Rica is great.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$356 - $712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buena Esperanza, Briza Azul Restaurant, and Fusión Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Cabo Matapalo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.