Immerse in Nature at Costa Rica’s Luxury Beachfront Rainforest Lodge

Experience a taste of paradise and unimaginable wildlife adventures in this extraordinary first-class Costa Rican destination! Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, near Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica. Unique in its native beauty and seclusion, Playa Cativo is a beachfront boutique hotel offering an unparalleled experience set on 1,000 acres of private tropical rainforest reserve surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, a former extension of the Corcovado National Park.

Features & Facilities

Our facilities were designed for the highest level of comfort while fully blending with the beauty of the beach and rainforest surroundings, providing you the opportunity to immerse in nature.

  • EL GAVILAN RESTAURANT: features innovating sensory gourmet dining with fresh ingredients from Playa Cativo’s integral farm and other local purveyors. Enhance your senses with a journey through the authentic Costa Rica cuisine.
  • POOL: Our fresh-water, chemical-free, outdoor swimming pool is a great place to relax. With an impressive view of the sunsets over the Golfo Dulce, you’ll enjoy delightful poolside beverages from our bar while working on your tan. It’s the perfect place to relax after your rainforest adventure!
  • LIBRARY: Playa Cativo’s air-conditioned library contains hundreds of books. Read about the incredible Golfo Dulce and Costa Rica’s natural history, the surprising creatures you have just encountered in the rainforest, or just a novel, if you prefer. Wi-fi and complimentary computers with Internet are also available.
  • TROPICAL GARDENS: Our gardens are abundant with butterflies, exotic birds and mammals – all enhanced by the sound of the waves and an unforgettably beautiful tropical rainforest paradise. The impressive variety of plants and bird species will keep you busy for hours.