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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.



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.
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Durres, Albania. Trip Advisor
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The best Eco Lodge I’ve visited!
Playa Cativa is a truly special property. The rooms were luxuriously appointed and I slept incredibly well. The noises from the surrounding jungle and streams were incredibly soothing. I had one of the best massages of my life there and hands-down the best veggie tacos I’ve ever had. Our group saw amazing wildlife including coatis and also got to tour the farm where they grow a lot of the lodge’s food. This place has it all — waterfall hikes, water sports, yoga, great cocktails and the most incredible, attentive and friendly staff. It is one of the most unique and stunning settings a hotel could be in and was a true pleasure from start to finish!!
X9854LAmaggiem - Trip Advisor
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I’ve traveled a lot and never, ever stayed somewhere both so remote and so luxurious. The hotel is gorgeous—wood framed buildings screened in but otherwise open to the jungle, set in a deserted-island-type cove, with not a single other building in site, in the middle of a nationally protected rainforest. Rooms are huge and super elegant. Activities (sunrise yoga, kayak tours through mangrove forests, beautiful walking trails) are impressive. And the staff is so attentive. We arrived for a weekend and felt instantly relaxed.

Seriously—this place is a wonder. Next time I’m coming back for a week (or a honeymoon!).
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Los Angeles, California
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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.

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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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