The Peninsula of Osa is a land extension surrounded by the ocean that is located in the south end of Costa Rica. This zone has many protected areas and private properties, dense vegetation and rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Its beaches have crystal-clear waters and amazing sceneries. In the Golfo Dulce, the waters of the Pacific Ocean, which are rich in minerals, mix together and attract fish species like swordfish, tuna fish, roosterfish, wahoos and goldfish. This is why the Golfo Dulce is one of the best places for sportfishing.
Humpback whales that come from the North and South Pacific visit this gulf during breeding season. The genetic mixture resulting of this encounter is very important for the preservation of the species.
This internal arch of the gulf includes the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Corcovado National Park, as well as the Golfito Wildlife Refuge, forming a biological corridor.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge has rich, tropical rainforest as far as the eye can see, with enormous trees, exotic species wondering around permanently and the sounds of the jungle at all times, accompanying your journey.
Nicuesa is surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park and only reachable by boat. It not only has an abundant amount of trails where to hike (Some of them self-guided) but unique gastronomy (Ask for the recipes, they are incredible!) as well as yoga on a deck facing the ocean. A place where you can unwind while macaws fly on top of your head while dolphins are swimming right in front while in the session.
As well, Playa Nicuesa is a symbol for a sustainable lodge, all rooms are made out of wood from fallen trees, electricity is solar powered, and everything is recycled in a fantastic sustainable program that you will be able to witness.
This is a place to rest, enjoy nature, and come back to yourself, by unplugging from the World.
Ideal for birdwatchers, nature lovers, yoga practitioners and families with a passion for learning.
Playa Cativo Eco-Lodge is a leisure rainforest and beachfront hotel, located in the Golfo Dulce and wholly surrounded by nature. It is an exuberant luxury experience in a most remote place that you can only reach by boat. The views of the ocean are incredible, the wilderness around absolutely breathtaking.
This is a place where you sleep listening to the sounds of the jungle and the water splashing the beach. It has an "A la carte" restaurant with delicious fresh food, a freshwater swimming pool and great cocktails at the bar.
It is entirely encircled by the Piedras Blancas National Park, an extension of Corcovado National Park and one of the most diverse places on Earth, according to National Geographic.
While you stay at Cativo, you can observe four species of monkeys, hundreds of bird species including the colorful and noisy scarlet macaws, and several other species of mammals, such as agoutis, coatimundis, anteaters as well as, from the beach, you can observe the wonders of the sea, like bottle-nosed dolphins and humpback whales (In season)
Cativo offers several rainforest trails and naturalist guides to take you in them showing you all the wonders that the place has to give. You can also kayak, fish or go to the nearby attractions such as the Orchids gardens and the Osa Rescue Center.