How we protect our piece of paradise


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Our Sustainability Efforts

Playa Cativo Eco Lodge aims to be 100% sustainable. We believe that the protection of the rainforest and ocean is the responsibility of the community as a whole. Therefore, our commitment and actions support the local economy, and we work together with the area authorities. Purchasing at the regional stores or directly from the producers' fuels the local economy while guaranteeing the freshest products for our guests.

Project We Support

Coral Reef Program

The Coral Reef Program at Playa Cativo is a dynamic conservation initiative in Costa Rica dedicated to safeguarding and rejuvenating the breathtaking coral reefs.

Through groundbreaking research, active coral restoration endeavors, and enlightening educational initiatives for guests and local communities, this program is committed to preserving the natural wonders of the Golfo Dulce.

By involving and empowering local communities and promoting sustainable practices, we strive to ensure the long-term vitality and well-being of these precious coral reefs.

Wildlife Camera Program

Experience the wonders of Playa Cativo's Wildlife Camera Program, where motion-activated cameras capture and document the mesmerizing wildlife in the surrounding area. By actively contributing to scientific research and conservation efforts, this program not only offers guests thrilling hands-on experiences but also enriches their knowledge through educational opportunities. Discover a deeper understanding and profound appreciation for the diverse wildlife of the region, all while supporting Playa Cativo's unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

How We Generate Power

As with many of the lodges and neighbors in the Golfo Dulce and Peninsula de Osa area, the lack of an electric grid creates the need to generate their own electricity on-site. At Playa Cativo Eco Lodge, we generate 100% clean electric energy by hydropower, complemented by solar panels, and we also heat our water with solar power. In turn, our guests can enjoy clean air and undisturbed silence.
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Solar Power

Playa Cativo harnesses solar power through cutting-edge photovoltaic panels, converting sunlight into usable electricity. The power is then transformed into alternating current (AC) through a sophisticated inverter. Additional components like batteries may be incorporated for energy storage. By embracing this solar power system, Playa Cativo confidently relies on clean and sustainable electricity, reducing its environmental footprint significantly.

Hydro Electric

Playa Cativo uses the flowing water from our many on property waterfalls and creeks to generate hydroelectric power for the property. This sustainable power reduces reliance on non-renewable sources, harnessing the kinetic energy of water for an eco-friendly and greener future. Our hydropower is stored in batteries alongside the power generated from our solar panels to supply energy to the entire property.