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Playa Cativo Eco Lodge: 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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My family and I spent 5 days at Playa Cativo lodge in August and I cannot recommend it more highly. From the moment you step onto the boat to be taken to the resort, you are treated like family. The rainforest and peninsula are undisturbed and the Playa Cativo property is exceptional. We have stayed at several 5 star eco resort properties in Costa Rica and I would easily place Playa Cativo at the top of my list.
kristin m
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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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.
Durres, Albania. Trip Advisor
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A Beautiful Escape From City Life!
From the little boat sent to collect me from Golfito, the beautiful restaurant food, the amazing wildlife tours by Luis, the fresh coconuts from Walter at the organic farm, calm and professional service from all the staff and the spectacular setting, this was a beautiful 5 night stay. I had a spacious and very comfortable room in the main lodge, huge windows on two sides open to the gorgeous beach, sunsets, the forest and the lush gardens. So peaceful and so beautifully looked after. Thank you to all the friendly and charming team at the hotel, I look forward to visiting again!
Review from Feb 6, 2022
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Paradise Found!
I spent three nights at Playa Cativo Lodge and it was the perfect escape. Beautiful accommodations, fresh and inspired dining and a great team of people. Did some great hikes and kayaking with their on-site private guides. The location is remote and away from all the distractions of other lodges.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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