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This was the most wonderful surprise.
We arrived at the hotel after a fabulous boat trip across the bay from Pueto Himenez having stopped to see some spotted dolphins playing in the bay.
The hotel is set back from the sea in glorious gardens and...More
Where do I start to describe how wonderful and special it is to stay at Playa Cativo. The location is amazing - only accessible by water, half hour from Golfito, on the edge of the jungle. The room is beautifully appointed, plenty of room with...More
We are a family of four, with two teenagers, and stayed at Playa Cativa Lodge for four nights. Our experience with this lodge started impressively, as we were collected from the airport and taken to the lodge in a 25 minute boat journey, where we...More
Playa Cativo is truly Nirvana for us. The lodge is perfect in every way, the location is out of this world and the staff just go above and beyond five star service in every way. We walked in the jungle, snorkeled, swam and kayaked, we...More
This was my fifth stay at this incredible place, and the third time I have brought a group of friends/family to share it with. It is like a treasure that I can't keep to myself and want to share with as many people as possible!...More
Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mary G
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded October 22, 2018
Dear Mary G,
It has been a few days since your last visit with your family, but we feel it was just yesterday that we had the pleasure of your visit and just like every time you come visit us, we enjoy so much sharing...More
Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, and offers luxury beachfront accommodations in harmony with nature. …MoreEnjoy romantic gourmet meals and a selection of tours and adventures, including rain forest hikes, bird watching, stand up paddle boarding, dolphin sightseeing and yoga. All our room rates include: •Meet and greet at the local airport (Golfito or Puerto Jiménez) and one round-trip scenic boat transfer from town of arrival •First-class lodging, featuring spectacular views of the ocean & rainforest. •Three à la carte, multi-course meals per day (in-room dining also available). •Freshly brewed coffees and teas. •Use of kayaks, stand up stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear in Cativo Bay. • The introduction to the tropical rainforest guided tour •Access to self-guided hiking trails around our private tropical •A “surprise and delight” in-room amenity. Twice daily maid service & wifi Less
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Thank you for contacting us, there are no specific nesting places for turtles around Golfo Dulce, most nesting sites are up in Guanacaste porvince or the Caribean, though we do get to see them around Golfo... More
Thank you for contacting us, there are no specific nesting places for turtles around Golfo Dulce, most nesting sites are up in Guanacaste porvince or the Caribean, though we do get to see them around Golfo Dulce very often, it is definitely a great place for them to be with lots of food and, warm, clear and clean waters. Usually the most commonly seen are the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea)- The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and the Gree Turtle of the Pacifi (Chelonia mydas).
Best regards and we hope to see you at Playa Cativo in the near future!
Hello Dear Debbie,
We are located into the most magical rain forest of Costa Rica, and yes your hiking shoes may get wet when exploring the forest on tours or walking thorough the trails, but the lodge provides rubber... More
Hello Dear Debbie,
We are located into the most magical rain forest of Costa Rica, and yes your hiking shoes may get wet when exploring the forest on tours or walking thorough the trails, but the lodge provides rubber boots that you can use, so you don´t have to wear your hiking shoes if you desire. Bringing hiking shoes to Costa Rica in general is a must specially if you are an adventure enthusiastic.
Best regards and see you soon,
Playa Cativo Lodge