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Wellness Program

Beachfront eco-lodge Playa Cativo Lodge doubled its accommodations with the unveiling of nine new casitas. The Costa Rican property also introduced a new spa program, Lotus Wellness, which includes two treatment rooms, an outdoor plunge pool and a lounge area.


Whale watching in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Southern and Northern humpbacks in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce nutrient-rich waters

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.


Back into the Magical Golfo Dulce

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.


How To get to Playa Cativo Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Direct flights enter Costa Rica from many cities in North America, Central America, South America and Europe. A valid passport is required and a visa is necessary for some countries. (United States citizens do not need a visa.) Most international flights arrive at Juan Santamaría Airport (our preferred airport) near San José, and some fly into Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, which is farther from Playa Cativo. Read More >>