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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Osa Peninsula halfway between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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#1 of 5 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Car hire
Conference facilities
Fax / photocopying
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Private beach
Private balcony
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Osa Peninsula halfway between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, Cabo Matapalo 60702 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport128 miSee all flights
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Leah C wrote a review Aug 4
Sandy, Utah6 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I have been staying on the Osa for 4 months now, but this was our first trip to Bosque del Cabo since we’ve been isolating and social distancing. It was an unforgettable day! We arrived early so we could hike down the Pacific Trail to the tide pools and get there at low tide (definitely check the tide schedule if you’re planning on heading to the tide pools!). The hike down through the natural forest was beautiful, and the trail is very well maintained with many many steps. The trail is easily walkable and the kids thought it was well worth the hike (11, 9, 6 years). We saw poison dart frogs and a koati, and have heard stories of jaguar and other large cats being seen. We then had lunch back up on the property. Everything was delicious, including fresh starfruit juice. The staff was friendly with big smiles and went out of their way to make everything perfect for a wonderful day out.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
kendleb55 wrote a review Aug 4
Carlsbad, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I and our two boys, 8 and 5, stayed at the Bosque del Cabo Lodge last month! We had the BEST time!! We stayed in the Miramar house and it had the most stunning view of the Pacific! The houses are spread out so you have privacy, but have the Lodge close by to book activities, have breakfast, lunch or dinner! The kids enjoyed the pool while my husband and I enjoyed happy hour! The staff is so friendly and generous and are very helpful! The lodge had many fun activities for our family; ziplining, tree climbing, night hikes, horseback riding, etc. It made planning so easy! Cant wait to visit again!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Loray Greiner wrote a review Aug 2
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My family and I just spent a magical long weekend at Bosque del Cabo, surrounded by jungle teeming with animals, beautiful gardens where the Toucans, Coati, and Monkeys outnumber people by 20 to 1. And while the cabins and houses sit perched 500 feet up on the sea cliffs, the short by vigorous hike down to the beach is rewarded with a bath in the tidal pools and refreshing cool down in the waterfall. Bosque del Cabo has it all. The amenities are also very luxurious, with amazing food. While the rates may seem a bit high to some people, the value is spectacular. You have almost 700 acres of your own rainforest jungle, with a resident biologist/guide living onsite. We saw more wildlife than we did in Corcovado. And you experience mountains, jungle, beach, rainforest, immaculate gardens ... all in one spot. Costa Rica has a lot to offer, but I've not found a place that combines so many of all the best things into one spot. And that's after 40 years of visiting Costa Rica, and living permanently in the country for the last 8 years. My favorite place!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: There are cabins as well as houses. One house in particular is completely open (no walls), which...
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KVKNYCR wrote a review Jul 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica35 contributions6 helpful votes
Being able to spend your time hiking with amazing animals, amphibians, arthropods, fantastic fauna everywhere , swimming in the sea or in the pools, relaxing with great views of both the rainforest and either the Pacific Ocean or Gulf, will for sure create memories that last forever. The personalized care and compassion offered by the owners Kim and Phil made you feel not too far away from home and confident to explore without a worry. This place will remain in our hearts forever.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Crystal M wrote a review Jul 2020
Dominical, Costa Rica10 contributions
We live in Costa Rica and due to the pandemic, all of our other planned travel has been cancelled. We are therefore taking the opportunity to explore more places in Costa Rica. Obviously, we first looked at which areas were the safest and landed on the Osa Peninsula. Our friends and neighbors recommended Bosque del Cabo and they certainly didn't steer us wrong. The Grounds are absolutely stunning and impeccably well kept. The cabins are quaint and nicely situated so that each one has a nice level of privacy and view. The food (a very important factor for these foodies) was fresh and delicious. Last, but certainly not least is the staff. Every single person we had the pleasure to meet was incredibly helpful and super friendly. From the owners to the ground staff, we were greeted with smiles and wonderful service. There is a lot to do during your stay. There are a number of excellent hiking trails which will immerse you in nature while getting a great workout. The wildlife during our stay was abundant with a large group (about 40) of coatis continually roaming the grounds, resident spider monkeys, howlers and an abundance of birds including continual sightings of falcons, macaws and any number of other lizards, frogs etc. Although we weren't lucky enough to see them, their trail cameras have captured photos of pumas, and ocelots as well. They offer a number of guided tours (which I highly recommend) along with more adventurous outings such as waterfall repelling and zip lining, so there is literally something for everyone. If you are looking for a safe, relaxing, place to unwind from all of the world's craziness and get back to nature, this is the spot. We just can't say enough.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The closer to the ocean they are, the better the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep at night.
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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.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool 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.