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Playa Cativo: Experience Boutique Eco-Luxury in Costa Rica

Immerse in Nature

Imagine clear waters with serene turquoise and emerald undertones surrounded by lush tropical rainforests. Hidden amidst the paradise of Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is an intimate haven offering elegant accommodations, world-class amenities, and endless opportunities for the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

Ocean Bliss


An Experience Like No Other

A connection with nature through
an experience like no other: explore the area, encounter a sanctuary of wildlife, and release the worries of everyday life to rejuvenate your mind and body. We can’t wait to welcome you here.

Travel Leisure
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Secluded Jungle Paradise
I stayed 5 days in this place (a yoga retreat). The location is beautiful: just in the jungle. You feel secluded. The property is beautiful and the service is just the best. Everybody was proud of their work and took care of us. The food was delicious and diverse. The excursions were very fun. Highly recommend for anybody who wants to recharge.
Sveta S - Trip Advisor
Boulder, Colorado
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Out of This World Experience
Arriving at Playa Cativo felt like being in a movie or National Geographic special. Incredible setting. Our room was like somewhere Ernest Hemingway would write - so romantic and otherworldly. We were amazed at every meal - how do they prepare these gourmet meals in the middle of nowhere? Our yoga classes were wonderful, again, in a setting beyond the ordinary.
SLO - Trip Advisor
Durres, Albania. Trip Advisor
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Serene and Gorgeous 
This place is incredibly special. Its remoteness is an asset—arriving by boat is an absolute pleasure, and the fact that all of the surrounding landscape is totally untouched is remarkable—to look out from the beach and not see a single other structure is an amazing experience. I was here for a girls trip and we all left completely restored and revived. All of the food was delicious, but the breakfast was a highlight—every morning starts with fresh fruit and excellent coffee, plus heartier fare if you feel like it. The drinks, made with even more incredibly fresh fruit, are delightful. The grounds are gorgeous. The rooms are spacious and elegant and I love that you can feel the breeze and hear the sounds of the rainforest through the screens. Morning yoga on a platform by the beach is pretty life changing. And the entire staff was super attentive and kind, especially the teams who brought us out on our activities. We went dolphin spotting and kayaking in the mangroves, both of which were an absolute adventure. And make sure you hike to see the waterfall!
AndreawX6796QJ - Trip Advisor
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Breathtaking property, abundant wildlife (my son even spotted a puma!), exceptional team! We’ve just returned from a 3 week trip to Costa Rica and our last 5 nights were here. It was truly magical. They are all wonderful people. The property is nestled into the Piedras Blancas National park which is just as diverse as corcavado but less visited. Whale and dolphin spotting from porch, bird spotting too. We took the SUPs out around the gulf - heaven. Food is gorgeous too - the chef will alter things for you. It’s like having a private chef really. Unbelievable. I’m gluten free too and he catered so well for me. I could go on and on. The rooms are beautiful. My son and I felt so at home there. Can’t wait to go back!
ZoeLondon - Trip Advisor
London, United Kingdom
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Remote, Exotic, Nature Lover's Paradise.
It felt like we were on Gilligan's Island! ( I watched that show for years growing up) It felt surreal there.

The tropical beauty was stunning, the water is calm- (no wave action if someone wants that), the food was very good, the staff was amazing!
Greenwood, Indiana

Experience The Adventure


“British TV presenter Nigel Marven came to Playa Cativo for his recent documentary “Wild Costa Rica” and fell in love with the Lodge. He was impressed by the fabulous food, ambiance, and the rich wildlife in the Golfo Dulce and the Lodge gardens.”


A luxury, beachfront eco Lodge in Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, offering lifetime experiences with magical beauty and wildlife in abundance, fabulous views of the ocean, beach and a 1,000 acres of private, tropical rainforest reserve that is surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park.


An experience often described as, more like “a state of being than a place” – a sense of balance unlike any experienced before. It is a feeling of peace, of indulgence and care for a holiday that will not be forgotten in a lifetime!



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