Playa Cativo Lodge, Costa Rica
Osa Peninsula

Hotel Information

Playa Cativo Lodge

Playa Cativo is a Costa Rica boutique hotel where guests experience the finest in comfort and luxury in a harmonious and natural environment. Playa Cativo’s accommodations match the highest level of service, while maintaining the authentic Costa Rica spirit.

Experience the pure beauty of our Costa Rica lodge! Stroll the pristine beach and enjoy nature at its best. Pamper yourself with a deep-tissue massage. Dive into a water adventure. Hike the tropical rainforest and photograph the abundant wildlife. At the end of a full day, settle into a luxurious king-sized bed as you fall asleep listening to the gentle sounds of ocean waves and birds. All guest rooms in our Costa Rica boutique hotel feature different decoration and distribution in accordance to our personalized service.


EL GAVILAN RESTAURANT: features innovating sensory gourmet dining with fresh ingredients from Playa Cativo’s integral farm and other local purveyors. Enhance your senses with a journey through the authentic Costa Rica cuisine.

POOL: Our fresh-water, chemical-free, outdoor swimming pool is a great place to relax. With an impressive view of the sunsets over the Golfo Dulce, you’ll enjoy delightful poolside beverages from our bar while working on your tan. It’s the perfect place to relax after your rainforest adventure!

LIBRARY: Playa Cativo’s air-conditioned library contains hundreds of books. Read about the incredible Golfo Dulce and Costa Rica’s natural history, the surprising creatures you have just encountered in the rainforest, or just a novel, if you prefer. Wi-fi and complimentary computers with Internet are also available.

TROPICAL GARDENS: Our gardens are abundant with butterflies, exotic birds and mammals – all enhanced by the sound of the waves and an unforgettably beautiful tropical rainforest paradise. The impressive variety of plants and bird species will keep you busy for hours.

We offer a variety of tours and activities, which include non-scheduled self-driven tours, guided tours, private sessions and third-party operated guided tours. It is important to note that most tours and activities have limited space and require a minimum of 12 hours advance notice. One complimentary tour is offered per guest during their stay (they can choose from: Organic Farm, Alternative Energy or Artisanal Fishing). To ensure quality experiences, our tours are for a maximum of 8 participants (some for even less).

High Season
Low Season
Holiday Season

January 3 through April 30

& November 1 through December 23, 2017.

May 1 through October 31, 2017.

December 24 through Jan 2, 2018.














• Rates are per person, per night, and in U.S. dollars. Tax is not included (13%).
• Rates include meals and the services described below.
• Kids under 6 years of age are free of charge.
• Tours or services not taken may not be exchanged nor reimbursed.

Playa Cativo guests enjoy the following services included in their room rate:
• Meet and greet at local airport and transfers (Golfito or Puerto Jimenez to/from dock).
• One round-trip scenic boat transfer from town of arrival (Golfito or Puerto Jimenez).
• Ocean view lodging, steps from the beach.
• Three á la carte, multi-course meals per day (in-room dining also available).
• Freshly brewed specialty coffees and teas.
• Refillable spring water bottle.
• Use of kayaks, standup paddle boards and snorkeling gear inside Cativo Bay.
• Self-guided hiking trails and your choice of one of our selected on-site guided tours.
• Concierge services.
• Wi-Fi in your room and social areas.

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