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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
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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
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Facial treatments
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Full body massage
Hand massage
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Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
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Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
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Private beach
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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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Adrienne wrote a review Aug 2020
Escazu, Costa Rica5 contributions4 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our visit to Bosque del Cabo. We were amazed by the abundant wildlife all around the property - scarlet macaws, toucans, monkeys, pizotes and much more. This eco resort is beautiful and the owners are incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. We did several tours - bird watching, zip lining, night tour and whale watching - and they were all awesome. The guides were wonderful and the resident biologist really added to these experiences. The food is excellent as were all the staff. The house we stayed in (Casa Blanca) is gorgeous with a great ocean view. Our last morning we hiked down to swim in the tidepools - what an incredible experience. Highly recommended, especially for families with children interested in nature and tropical wildlife.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
k s wrote a review Aug 2020
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I have been wanted to visit Bosque del Cabo for years. We finally were able to do it. There is so much space (over 1000 acres) to explore with wonderful trails. The area around the cabinas is pefect for seeing wildlife, kids running around and throwing a ball and just exploring. The food is lovely and the hosts amazing. There is so much to do from private beaches to waterfalls, zip lines, rappelling and did I mention the wildlife! We saw toucans, scarlett macaws, 3 different types of monkeys, anteater, a jaguarundi! and much more. We climbed inside a 300 year old Matapalo tree and couldn't even get to all the trails. They host a resident biologist that offers day and night tours. We look forward to coming back and exploring more. Of note, there are no restaurants in area, so eating there is advised. No food in the rooms unless you want animals. Also wifi just in bar area, which we thought was great. The daily happy hours were lovely. They also arranged a fishing trip and a whale and dolphin watching. For those that dabble in surfing it is 10 minutes down the road. The tide pools at low tide were excellent. The hosts truly focus on conservation and are the real deal. They have been there 30 years! Like all of Costa Rica, take care on steep hikes and slippery surfaces.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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mcariac wrote a review Aug 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Bosque del Cabo is such a special place. Our family with a 7 year old child and three dogs had the best experience we could have imagined. We stayed in Casa Coco and hiked the trail down to the beach at least once daily. We enjoyed an off-the-grid week with books, nature, tons of different animals & birds, and lovely hospitality from Kim & Phil - top to bottom. Food was great, service was excellent, daily bar happy hour was such a treat. We also signed up for the whale watching trip in Puerto Jimenez and saw mama and baby whales, and hundreds of dolphins. fI you're looking for some R&R, you can't beat it. All of us loved everything about it and our daughter was already asking when we can go back as we were driving out! Definitely a must in Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Casitas closer to pool and restaurants and casas a bit further away for more remote experience,...
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christine b wrote a review Aug 2020
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2020 our family of 4 with 2 children aged 9 & 11 set off on a travel of a lifetime. After several weeks exploring different parts of Costa Rica, we were going to the all time high point of our travels - Bosque del Cabo ecolodge on the Osa peninsula - when the pandemic hit and threw us off our schedule. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend 3 of 8 originally planned nights in down right Paradise of Bosque del Cabo! Kim and Phil Spier with their 2 wonderful sons, welcomed us with open arms and hearts and gave us the experience of a lifetime. Waking up at Casa Miramar every morning with nature basically inside our room, breathtaking Pacific ocean views with countless macaws having loud morning chitchats, waves crashing to shore down below and encounters with huge Boas, monkeys, coatis visiting and rumbling about in the tree and flocks of peccarines in our "backyard"! All our senses were on high alert all the time - and there are endless trails to hike, animals and insects to be amazed over and not the least; delicious home cooked food at every meal. All staff were so pleasant and did everything in their power to make our stay as perfect as possible. The children cannot stop talking about the place, and can't wait to return. Costa Rica being in shut down mode, they were so lucky as to be able to hang with the Spier children of same age, which added even more perfectness to our stay. The ultrashort stay was filled with superb experiences of different sorts, and our last day we were able to hike down the trail to the tide pools before having to head home to Norway - an amazing experience that cannot really be described in words, must be experienced! The time we had to spend at Bosque was much to brief, and we are all just aching to get back as soon as the world will give us a chance! Thank you, Spier family, for letting us into your ecolodge and your family - we loved every second of our stay and miss you all!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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844janinab wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
There are no words to describe Bosque. Everything was perfect. Food is great, accommodations are perfectly comfortable , the staff is incredible, the location is privileged... we need to go back. Thanks Kim and Phil Spier for your hospitality!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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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.