Bosque del Cabo

Surrounded by verdant rainforest and with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce, this is a very special location where you can enjoy nature’s abundance to the full.

Location

Cabo Matapalo,Osa Peninsula.

Accommodation Type

Eco-lodge

Accommodation Level
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Price Guide
££££

Bosque del Cabo

From the moment you wake to the calls of howler monkeys and walk out onto your private terrace overlooking gardens full of fruits and flowers, till you fall asleep at night, you’ll be surrounded by nature. There are no TVs here to disturb the peace, and this is a rare opportunity to escape the trappings of 21st century living. The private forest reserve offers activities to suit everyone, from relaxed bird watching, a sedate stroll in the grounds to a full-on zipline ride in the forest canopy or a thrilling abseil descent of a waterfall. You’ll never tire of experiencing the sights and sounds of this special habitat.

You’ll also have several lovely beaches within easy reach, some perfect for swimming and surfing, others with tidal pools and caves to be explored. Back at Bosque del Cabo you can unwind by the pool, sipping a drink from the bar and soaking up some sun, or enjoy an indulgent massage to ease any aches and pains. Each day ends with dinner at the restaurant, a chance to swap tales and experiences as well as to relish the delicious fare in the gentle glow of candlelight.

Why go to Bosque del Cabo?

This is the perfect setting to to spend some quality time away from it all, and remember what life is all about: You’ll experience the magic of being close to nature, indulge in fresh organic ingredients, breath the clean air from the rainforest, drink pure water directly from a mountain spring, and swim in the warm and calm waters of the Golfo Dulce. There are complimentary self-guided trails, kayaks and stand up paddle boards which you can use whenever you want to. And you can learn from a skilled naturalist guide as together you discover the wildlife of the tropical rainforest.

Among the main available activities are birdwatching, night expeditions, yoga sessions, river kayaking, waterfall tours, snorkelling, dolphin sightseen, rainforest hikes, massages, artisanal hand fishing, learning about alternative energy and sustainability, stand up paddle board classes and tours. After a long active day and a romantic candlelit dinner, nothing tops going to bed with the gentle sounds of the wildlife at the rainforest.

Wildlife around Bosque del Cabo

Playa Cativo’s 1000 acre private rainforest reserve is located 30 minutes boat ride from the nearest town which guarantees complete isolation from humans. This undisturbed rainforest is protected by the Piedras Blancas National Park, a former extension of Corcovado National Park, and is home of over 350 species of birds (many endemic), 750 species of trees, 140 species of mammals, 115 of reptiles and almost 10,000 species of insects.

Among the mammals, you will have the chance to see all four species of monkeys (capuchin, howler, spider and squirrel) found in Costa Rica, white-nosed coatis, two species of deer, kinkajous, agoutis, peccaries, tayras and two species of sloths. Although rarely seen during the day, the park contains five species of cats: jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays and jaguarondis. The ocean also offers the possibility of observing 3 species of dolphins, whale sharks, rays, the seasonal humpback whales and the monthly spawning of the needle fish right in front of the lodge.

Bosque del Cabo Highlights

  • Each room has a private balcony, with beautiful views.
  • Fine dining is available at La Luz Restaurant.
  • Member of the Condé Nast Johansens Collection.
  • Five minute drive from a major shopping centre.
  • Volcano and coffee tours are available.
  • Personal service amid stunning, tasteful décor.

Bosque del Cabo Location

Bosque del Cabo

Details

  • 15 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Self-catering houses or 3 meals a day in bungalows and apartments.
  • All children are welcome (but is recommended for children 6 and over)

Facilities

  • Restaurant overlooking the rainforest
  • Swimming pool and sundeck
  • Lounge-bar
  • Tropical garden with pond and bird watching terrace
  • Library
  • Telescope for wildlife watching
  • Spa services
  • Gift shop
  • Limited internet access.

Activities

  • Walking trails in the rainforest
  • Nocturnal walking tours
  • Canopy platform and zipline
  • Hikes to waterfalls
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Sport fishing
  • Dolphin cruises
  • Abseiling down waterfalls
  • Tree climbing
  • Horse riding
  • Massages

Bosque del Cabo Rooms

Bosque del Cabo offers a wide variety of accommodation in different locations throughout the property, summarised below.

All bathrooms have hot and cold water.

There are 10 bungalows, 2 classic and 8 deluxe, arranged throughout the grounds.

All are rustic in appearance built of wood and thatch.

Rana the frog likes this because…

“This hotel is part of Greentique Hotels, a frontrunner in eco-tourism and conservation. They have strict policies governing recycling and waste management, water conservation, growing or obtaining food locally. They minimise the impact on the environment and where possible leave no footprint. Community support is given to local schools in the form of supplies and scholarships.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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