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Escape, Discover, Renew.

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.

Getting to Playa Cativo

The experience of getting to Playa Cativo is an adventure itself, but once you arrive onto 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. 

Arriving to Costa Rica

 Many international flights arrive at Juan Santamaría Airport (our preferred airport) near San José, and some fly into Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, Guanacaste, which is farther from our destination.

A Quick Flight

A 45-minute domestic flight provides spectacular views of Costa Rica’s diverse landscape, including the mountains, farms, rivers, Pacific Ocean, Osa Peninsula, and finally, the stunning Golfo Dulce.


A Scenic Boat Ride

The last portion of your voyage is a scenic boat ride into the heart of the tropical rainforest. Our friendly team meets you at the local airport to take you on a stunning 30-minute boat ride to Playa Cativo.

Our Surrounding Areas

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. 

Research & Conservation

Our ongoing research and conservation programs allow long-term studies to understand 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 other upcoming initiatives that will help us preserve biodiversity in the region.

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.