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Playa Cativo


Piedras Blancas National Park (The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)


This is a beautiful beachfront lodge 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). Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo overlooks the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce.


Choose from one of the complimentary on-site guided tours (visiting their organic farm, learning about alternative energy or artisanal fishing) or opt for one of their water-based activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or snorkelling. For those interested in nature, the lodge offers bird watching, whale and dolphin spotting, night hikes through the rainforest and tours of the nearby mangroves.


All rooms, which are built using local hardwood, have ocean views and private bathrooms. There are three categories: 3 deluxe rooms on the ground and first floor, 2 luxury rooms on the first floor, and 3 premium rooms (2 on the top floor of the main building and one in a separate casita).

Client comments and reviews

Open QuotePlaya Cativo was superb - good food, guides, lots of wildlife.Close Quote - MF, December 2016
Open QuoteI'm at Playa Cativo and all I can say is wow! Thanks so much for recommending ... It's one of the best places I've ever stayed and I don't want to leave!Close Quote - BB, January 2016

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