Aerial view of ocean & rainforest near Playa Cativo Lodge

Discover Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Marvel Yourself with the Wonders of the Osa Peninsula

Surrounded by Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, named “the most biologically intense region on earth” by National Geographic, the resort is only accessible by boat and is encompassed within 1,000-acre of Private Nature Reserve in Golfo Dulce amidst Piedras Blancas National Park.  

We are dedicated to creating unique and distinctive experiences because we believe decadence is in the details, and we thoughtfully tailor our services to the specific needs and desires of each and every guest.

How To Get Here 

The experience of getting to Playa Cativo is an adventure itself, but once you arrive into Cativo beach you will be offered an unparalleled experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful settings and bask in the ultimate peace and serenity. Walk along the secluded beach, feel the fresh forest breeze, touch the calm ocean waters and get ready to unwind. 

Piedras Blancas National Park 

With its 35,000 acres of tropical rainforest, Piedras Blancas National Park protects some of the last remaining stretches of undistributed lowland primary rainforest in Central America. 

Experience 750 species of trees, 140 species of mammals, over 390 species of birds, 117 species of reptiles and almost 10,000 species of insects. 

Playa Cativo’s idyllic location sits beside over 1,000-acre private reserve with rocky points  and ridge tops encircling a mile of pristine beachfront closed off from the mainstream world.  

Osprey in Piedras Blancas National Park near Playa Cativo Lodge
Piedras Blancas National Park near Playa Cativo Lodge
Close-up of Red-eyed tree frog near Playa Cativo Lodge

About Golfo Dulce 

Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica is a mesmerizing gulf renowned for its remarkable biodiversity and untouched natural allure. 

Nestled amidst lush rainforests and mangroves, this idyllic paradise beckons with its tranquil waters teeming with vibrant marine life, making it a haven for both leisurely sport fishing and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. 

Serving as a gateway to pristine protected areas, this coastal gem also embraces charming communities and offers boundless opportunities for thrilling hikes and immersive wildlife observation. With its unwavering commitment to eco-tourism and groundbreaking marine biology research, Golfo Dulce stands tall as a coveted destination for those seeking an unforgettable exploration into the wonders of nature. 

Dendropsophus ebraccatus in Golfo Dulce near Playa Cativo Lodge
Aerial view of Cativo Bay near Playa Cativo Lodge
Spider Monkey in Golfo Dulce at Playa Cativo Lodge

Corcovado National Park  

Corcovado National Park, located on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, is a pristine and biodiverse tropical rainforest wonderland. This protected area is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vast wildlife diversity, and pristine beaches. Visitors can explore lush jungle trails, witness exotic wildlife like jaguars and scarlet macaws, and enjoy breathtaking ocean vistas. Corcovado's rich biodiversity and remote charm make it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers seeking an authentic rainforest experience. 

Sloth in Corcovado National park near Playa Cativo Lodge
Humpback whale in Corcovado National park, Playa Cativo Lodge
Tall trees in Corcovado National park at Playa Cativo Lodge

Peninsula de Osa  

Nestled on the southwestern coast of Costa Rica, Peninsula de Osa beckons with its untouched natural beauty. This remote paradise boasts pristine beaches, dense rainforests, and an extraordinary array of wildlife, including tapirs, monkeys, and vibrant bird species. Its heart, Corcovado National Park, shelters some of the planet's most diverse ecosystems. Visitors can embark on jungle hikes, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and discover the captivating charm of this wild, unspoiled peninsula, making it an unparalleled destination for eco-adventurers and nature lovers.

Peninsula de Osa with sky view near Playa Cativo Lodge
Mantled Howler in Peninsula de Osa near Playa Cativo Lodge
Aerial view of Peninsula de Osa near Playa Cativo Lodge