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Immerse Yourself in the Playa Cativo Experience

A COSTA RICAN RESORT SECOND TO NONE Playa Cativo Eco Lodge offers guests subtle luxury, great comfort and outstanding service . . . surrounded by the beauty of nature and wildlife! Our restaurant's farm-to-table program features outstanding and healthy dining, from traditional to the new costarrican cuisine, including selected fusion and international plates. All guest rooms are ocean view and just a few steps from the beach. Imagine relaxing in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest while pampering yourself with a deep tissue massage, enjoying organic and all-natural cocktails and juices, and sleeping in a comfortable king-sized bed. Read More >>

A Bit of Playa Cativo History

FROM FARM TO ECO LODGE In the early 1900’s, Don Cayetano Almengor and his family operated a self-sufficient farm in Playa Cativo. They had to travel by boat for hours to sell their products in Golfito and Puerto Jimenez. In 1982, the Rainbow Lodge was built on the Playa Cativo property, and adventurous tourists started to arrive to Peninsula de Osa and Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica. Read More >>

Welcome to Playa Cativo!

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS The journey to Playa Cativo Lodge in Costa Rica is an adventure by itself. Along the way from San José to the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce, travelers enjoy the almost surreal scenery and the variety of ecosystems. Once in Golfito, the voyage continues with a picturesque 25-minute boat ride along the rocky cost filled with vegetation slightly touching the waters of the Golfo Dulce, going farther from civilization and deeper into the rainforest, where guests are about to enjoy an experience of a life time. Read More >>