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Playa Cativo Lodge

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Overview
Playa Cativo Access only by boat, Golfito 60701 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was my fifth stay at this incredible place, and the third time I have brought a group of friends/family to share it with. It is like a treasure that I can't keep to myself and want to share with as many people as possible!...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Mary G
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded October 22, 2018

Dear Mary G, It has been a few days since your last visit with your family, but we feel it was just yesterday that we had the pleasure of your visit and just like every time you come visit us, we enjoy so much sharing...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

Playa Cativo is the definition of eco-luxury, rustic-elegance, barefoot decadence, any way you say it, it's simply THE GEM of the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. The experience starts with your boat ride from either Golfito or Puerto Jimenez, through the Golfo Dulce. It's magic....More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank CostaRicaFocus
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We have read some other reviews about Playa Cativo and are at a loss to say more about this fantastic place, Even though the lodge itself is fabulous, it's the people who work there that make it so very special. the ethic that governs their...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank foamdancer
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Mrs. Gina and Mr. Jim Palmer, We treasure your excellent review and we thank you for acknowledging the great work of our staff, they indeed make every experience at Playa Cativo go Above and Beyond, complemented with the amazing location and beautiful nature that...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

From San José we travelled in a small aircraft with clear views of the rain forest followed by a short and pleasant boat trip to the secluded Playa Cativo Lodge. It exceeded our expectations from the moment we arrived; set in an idyllic bay where...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank lkoster2018
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded September 3, 2018

Dear King Family, Thank you for this beautiful review, we all are very excited to learn that we have exceeded your expectations and that you and your family were provided with a unique experience, this means a lot for us and it is definitely part...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Playa Cativo is an off-the-grid, mostly all inclusive resort surrounded by national forest. There are only 9 rooms although they are working on expanding. We stayed in a “casita” close to the beach. The cabin is beautifully constructed from tropical hardwoods and had many large...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Susan V
Response from Allen M, Director of Sales at Playa Cativo LodgeResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Susan V, Thank you for the opportunity of letting us be your host in the Southern part of Costa Rica last month and thank you for your review, it is indeed an amazing one. Though, we have to be honest, when we first noticed...More

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About
Description
Accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, and offers luxury beachfront accommodations in harmony with nature. More Enjoy romantic gourmet meals and a selection of tours and adventures, including rain forest hikes, bird watching, stand up paddle boarding, dolphin sightseeing and yoga. All our room rates include: •Meet and greet at the local airport (Golfito or Puerto Jiménez) and one round-trip scenic boat transfer from town of arrival •First-class lodging, featuring spectacular views of the ocean & rainforest. •Three à la carte, multi-course meals per day (in-room dining also available). •Freshly brewed coffees and teas. •Use of kayaks, stand up stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear in Cativo Bay. • The introduction to the tropical rainforest guided tour •Access to self-guided hiking trails around our private tropical •A “surprise and delight” in-room amenity. Twice daily maid service & wifi Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Room Service
Spa
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Hotel Style
Onsen
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On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$494 - US$1,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Playa Cativo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$494 - US$1,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Playa Cativo Lodge Costa Rica/Golfito
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
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Traveller (187)
Pool & Beach (47)
Room & Suite (32)
Dining (19)
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Questions & Answers
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Babs41
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Allen M | Property representative |
Dear Babs41, Thank you for contacting us, there are no specific nesting places for turtles around Golfo Dulce, most nesting sites are up in Guanacaste porvince or the Caribean, though we do get to see them around Golfo... More
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DebbieSanAntono
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Allen M | Property representative |
Hello Dear Debbie, We are located into the most magical rain forest of Costa Rica, and yes your hiking shoes may get wet when exploring the forest on tours or walking thorough the trails, but the lodge provides rubber... More
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Room Tips
"The rooms in the main lodge have the best gulf and garden views. The Premium rooms are open-walled on 3..."
MaryG697
Oct. 8, 2018
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"I like the rooms they call "the four plex" second floor for the view and solitude."
CostaRicaFocus
Sep. 12, 2018
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"they are all marvelous"
foamdancer
Aug. 25, 2018
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"Enjoy the convenience of a room in the main lodge, or a separate cabin. We stayed in the penthouse of the..."
A1493CMscottm
Jul. 15, 2018
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