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Playa Cativo: Experience Boutique Eco-Luxury in Costa Rica

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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.

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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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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. 
AndreawX6796QJ - Trip Advisor
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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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Breathtaking property, abundant wildlife, exceptional team! 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 the porch, bird spotting tooFood is gorgeous too - the chef will alter things for.  you. It’s like having a private chef.
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
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A Beautiful Location
It is a beautiful location, on the coast of the Gulfo Dulce, looking southwest to the Osa peninsula, backing up to the Piedras Blancas National Park. The grounds and the surrounding rainforest are filled with birds. This is a place to rest, relax and enjoy the natural world.
Sam B.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Excellent experience - from the ocean view to the fantastic staff and delicious food!!!
Being immersed in nature was a life-changing experience and the staff went out of their way to help us learn about the birds and wildlife. We had so much to do - hiking to a waterfall, fishing, evening boat rides, tour of the organic farm - the list goes on!. Easy access to everything - including the pools - helped make this the vacation of a lifetime.
Sam B.
Scottsdale, Arizona

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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