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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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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The delightful young sons of the owners, Phil and Kim, sprinted through the trails showing the gardens of bamboo varieties and other fauna ("here, bite this"--a peppercorn pod!) to their school friend. And, barefoot, they swung on the rope into the creek. I managed the trails and took photographs. While my friends raced down the beach and into caves on... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forget all the tourist trap, resort type places that are overpriced and entirely filled with American tourists in other parts of Costa Rica. Bosque del Cabo is just far enough away, and in such a pristine location, filled with the sounds and sights of the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean. A truly appealing part of this place is that you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for abundant wildlife, beautiful cabinas, gorgeous views, friendly staff and excellent food, this is the place you're looking for. I keep coming back as I have to find a place as special as this. The trails here are a huge plus, amazing to be able to go out and hike a trail whenever you choose and see... More 

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shiyan7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked Bosque Del Cabo based on reviews I read on Trip Advisor. The reviews are all so good, I was actually a little scared... could this place live up to the hype? Well, not only did it meet our expectations, it exceeded them. As someone who has traveled extensively, always wanting to see something new, this is the first... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to visit this little spot of heaven with our 3 kids aged 8-14. The nature tours, the Pacific Ocean trail and tidal pools, the tree climbing, zip lining, surfing, were all amazing. Everyday was an adventure in wildlife spotting walking around the property. A combination of our beautiful ocean view villa nestled in the jungle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bosque del Cabo is a great place to come if you want to see all kinds of animals literally in your backyard and in front of your deck. All kinds of monkeys live right in the trees on the property, along with families of coati, macaws, toucans, etc... each group feeds on the fruit trees at the same times every... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here Sunday through Wednesday in the "rainy" season and I'm already trying to figure out how to go back! Everything is amazing from the biologist-led walks through well-kept trails through pristine primary and secondary rainforest to the delicious and beautifully prepared meals. I can't thank you enough, Bosque, for providing me with a true vacation that I will... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place! We stayed in Vista Mar for 3 nights and loved every minute. Our room was a little cheaper than the other cabinas, and maybe wasn't as picturesque itself, but the views were equally as spectacular...I'd definitely book that room again and save a little money for the activities. There were great views of the Pacific and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge is tucked away in the jungle on the is a peninsula. Our bungalow had an amazing view of the ocean (which was the best part). They were not as private as we had hoped as people were constantly outside talking and you're pretty close to your neighbor. We saw so many monkeys and the howlers are pretty loud... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were were absolutely blown away with Bosque del Cabo. The wildlife was simply incredible. From the daily "monkey show" around 4pm when multiple capuchins and spider monkeys would swing through the trees and eat from the palm and mango trees, to the macaws and toucans, dozens of coatis around every turn, it truly was the most magical place we have... More 

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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Address: Cabo Matapalo | Peninsula de Osa, Cabo Matapalo 60702, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: $357 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez
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