The lodge is beautiful, the service is excellent, the staff are friendly. If you want to enjoy your life spend few days there. Go for kayaking, whale and dolphin whatching!. Strongly recommended for everyone.
Crossing the bay to the lodge from Puerto Juarez we were accompanied by spinner dolphins and a humpback couple with their calf - with no doubt a lucky and fantastic start of our stay. The lodge is beautifully nested into nature and makes it super easy to enjoy it with organized tours with excellent guides or on your own with smaller hikes through the surrounding rain forest. You will wake up in the morning by the sound of howler monkeys and have no trouble seeing all kind of different animals, birds and reptiles. Search for the most famous animals in Costa Rica we seen them almost all near by or during the mangrove kayak tour. Accommodation, kitchen and staff are great and make it easy to start and end the day. Food is excellent - bottom line a 100% recommendation if not a must!
My family and I spent 5 days at Playa Cativo lodge in August and I cannot recommend it more highly. From the moment you step onto the boat to be taken to the resort you are treated like family. The rainforest and peninsula are undisturbed and the Playa Cativo property is exceptional. We have stayed at several 5 star eco resort properties in Costa Rica and I would easily place Playa Cativo at the top of my list. The nature, the location, the immaculately prepared meals were amazing. Personalized tours were arranged with knowledgable guides. We kayaked in mangroves, watched Humpback whales, took a nature hike, enjoyed the spa, took morning walks/runs along the shore and were even able to take a night tour to see the bio-illuminescant plant life. The open air lodging (they did have screens and fans) were filled with custom built furniture; just beautiful. We literally felt like you were sleeping in luxury in the rainforest. But beyond what this resort has to offer in location and facility, is the level of personalized service and the quality of its staff. The staff at Playa Cativo truly loves where they work and it was evident in every aspect of our interactions. We were cared for as if we were the only guests on site and even when we had an allergy need, an appointment was arranged with a local physician over zoom and prescriptions were delivered to our door the next morning. In all our travels, I cannot remember receiving a higher level of personalized care and service. This is a truly special place. Look no further - it's a once in a lifetime kind of place. IF you are looking for a big resort - this isn't the right place for you. If you want highly personalized, luxury eco-travel this is the place for you!…
Playa Cativo is a paradise resort on the edge of a dream. Incredible nature alongside the Agua Dulce gulf, boutique hotel with friendly personel, delicious food, ultra clean and comfortable villas. A range of activities… What more could you wish for?
Playa Cativo was our best choice of hotel during our trip to Costa Rica! The staff made our stay unforgettable!!! It is a paradise in the middle of nature, with a very high standard of cuisine. Healthy, natural and varied cuisine! We would definitely come back to spend a few days in this magnificent hotel. The guide Luis impressed us with the excellent excursions we went on! Thank you very much to the whole team for making our stay unforgettable.