Costa Rica’s coastal waters support many marine mammals, including spotted, bottlenose and spinner dolphins, whale sharks, rays, and the real star of the Southern Pacific coast: humpback whales. Because humpbacks from the northern and southern hemispheres migrate to the waters around the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce, you’ll have a good chance of spotting these gentle giants nearly year-round.
Retreat to Playa Cativo, Costa Rica – Nothing says ‘Wellness’ like Pura Vida retreat at Playa Cativo, Costa Rica
Sometimes you just need a retreat; what better place than the jungles of Costa Rica?
Let’s face it: we lead busy lives. The demands on our time can set a frantic pace, leading to stress and sometimes exhaustion. The answer is at Playa Cativo Lodge, where your retreat will have you immersed in the quiet isolation of Golfo Dulce’s rainforest; it will soon put the spring back into your step and a smile on your face.
I still perfectly remember the feeling that I experienced when I first visited this paradise, it was recorded in my memory and as time went by this feeling got even stronger. Then, after 5 years of being away, life brings me back to Golfo Dulce, a unique place where you can really admire the magic of nature through all the senses.
Playa Cativo is the perfect setting to hone your stand-up paddle boarding techniques! Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, you'll truly enjoy this exciting water activity as you take in the beauty of the surrounding Golfo Dulce and rainforest. Sheltered from the wind, our bay seems to have been designed just for stand-up paddling with tranquil, clear water in the mornings, glorious sunsets at dusk, and a generally small and manageable surf in the afternoons.