9 reasons Costa Rica is the ultimate adventure destination
THE BEST WAY TO describe Costa Rica to someone who’s never been might be as a tropical beach paradise mixed with an adventure playground, a la Jurassic Park. Sure, you can surf some of Central America’s best breaks here — but that’s only the beginning of what you’ll find.
At Playa Cativo Lodge, in Costa Rica’s rainforests on the coasts of Golfo Dulce in the Osa Peninsula, animal lovers and conservation-minded families can enjoy an upscale, all-inclusive, eco-lodge experience.
Cativo’s Biological Research Station is located in Playa Cativo’s magnificent Nature Reserve, in front of Golfo Dulce. Surrounded by more than 400 hectares of Private Reserve, the unexplored Piedras Blancas National Park and connected with 3 other important protected areas in the Osa Peninsula.
Our ongoing research permits long-term studies to know the status of the different flora and fauna species of the tropical rainforest, including the Wildcats Monitoring program, Coral Reefs Restoration Program, Mammals & Birds Population Programs and many upcoming initiatives will help us preserve biodiversity in the region. This scientific tool allows us to create conservation programs in the area, as well as alliances with organizations on the same objectives and endeavors. Each developed research and monitoring program makes a real estimation of the diversity and population size of the flora and fauna of our nature reserve and the surroundings of the Piedras Blancas National Park, it is a great place to learn amazing aspects of the wildlife rainforest.
For more information on our Reseach Programs or if you’re interested in local history and nature, or enjoy helping others learn, we invite you to become part of our Volunteering Programs, please contact us at email@example.com or visti www.cativoresearchstation.com.
Our Biological Reseach Station offers opportunities for you to share your time and talents, do good and meet new people.
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Check-in time begins at 2:00 pm. Checkout time is 11:00 am. 3. Reservations and confirmations: To get the most of your experience and fully embrace the magic of Golfo Dulce, we recommend at least a three or four-night stay at Playa Cativo. A minimum of 4 nights stay is required during Peak Season, no check-ins / check-outs on December 31 and January 1st.
Deposits and Payment: An advance deposit, which is equal to 25% of the total amount of your stay, is required to confirm your reservation. Payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival for Green Season, 60 days prior to your arrival for High Season and 90 days prior to your arrival for Peak Season. Miscellaneous charges are due upon departure with VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Dinners Club. Payments not expedited immediately are subject to cancellation without further notice. Agency bookings can be subject to special terms, please consult our reservation department for details.
Cancellation Policy: Because of our small size and location, cancellations affect us significantly. A last minute cancellation allows us limited opportunity of re-selling our guest rooms. For this reason, we must impose a strict cancellation policy. Reservations for Green Season: Cancellation requests must be received in writing 31 days or more prior to arrival to avoid penalty, cancellations made in writing 30 to 0 days before guest’s arrival will apply a 100% penalty. Reservations for High Season: Cancellation requests must be received in writing 61 days or more prior to arrival to avoid penalty, cancellations made in writing 60 to 0 days before guest’s arrival will apply a 100% penalty. Reservations for Peak Season: Cancellation requests must be received in writing 91 days or more prior to arrival to avoid penalty, cancellations made in writing 90 to 0 days before guest’s arrival will apply a 100% penalty. Late bookings are NON-REFUNDABLE after the credit card charge has been processed. Payments not received in a timely manner are subject to immediate cancellation without further notice with no exceptions. Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and all cancellations must be confirmed as received by Playa Cativo Lodge to be considered valid. NO-SHOW and/or un-used room nights, and/or early check-outs are not refundable regardless of the season.
Groups (Payment and Policy) Groups are considered 4 rooms or more. We require a 50% deposit of the total balance 5 months prior to group´s arrival and the remaining deposit 90 days prior to group´s arrival. Cancellation requests must be received in writing 5 months or more prior to arrival to avoid penalty, cancellations made in writing 150 to 90 days before group´s arrival will apply a 50% penalty and cancellations made in writing 90 to 0 days before group’s arrival will apply a 100% penalty.
Smoking: By law, smoking is prohibited in rooms and any of the common areas and trails. However, guests are permitted to smoke in a designated exterior area near the Lodge.
Pets: In order to preserve the wildlife, pets are not allowed at Playa Cativo Lodge.
Force Majeure Clause: Playa Cativo Lodge is exempted for the liability for failure to execute arrangements specified here in directly or indirectly caused by or in consequence of any conditions beyond human control. However, option to rebook is subject to availability of rooms covered by the dates of visit.
Responsibility: Playa Cativo Lodge assumes no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from acts of God, detention annoyance, strikes, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, discrepancies or change in transit.