Playa Cativo Lodge

Category: luxury
Style: lodge | eco | all inclusive

Playa Cativo Lodge is a 7 room little hideaway in the Osa Peninsula region, one of the most unique and secluded destinations in Costa Rica. Looking out over the calm waters of the Gulfo Dulce and surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park, this boutique beachfront hotel is set on over 1,000 acres of private rainforest, leaving plenty of room for adventure!

Playa Cativo Lodge Aerial with forest

The national park contains 140 mammal species, 367 bird species, and over 115 reptile species! This makes this location a great destination for those looking to venture out into the untouched rainforest for hiking, animal watching, and birding.

Playa Cativo Lodge Dining

Playa Cativo Lodge restaurant

Playa Cativo Lodge features El Gavilan Restaurant, where a romantic and private ambiance is the background for a la carte gourmet cuisine. Ranging from traditional Costa Rican food to fusion and international recipes, the menu features the best in organic produce – grown and harvest at the on-site farm! Expect to see organic poultry, locally-caught seafood, and grass-fed beef, as well as delectable vegetarian choices featured on the menu. The El Gavilan also offers and great wine list, craft beers, and tropical premium cocktails.

Playa Cativo Facilities

Playa Cativo Lodge beach day

Along with the restaurant, Playa Cativo has a number of facilities for guests to enjoy. The pool is fresh water and outdoors, with stunning Golfo Dulce views. An air-conditioned library containing hundreds of books is perfect for those who want to curl up with a great story! Last but not least, the gardens flourish under the tropical sun, attracting birds, butterflies, and a variety of other creatures.

Playa Cativo Rooms

Playa Cativo Lodge rooms

This beachfront hotel offers a variety of room options for guests. All rooms feature Wi-Fi, ocean views, King-size beds, sofa or pullout bed, rain showers, biodegradable amenities, coffee maker, and safe boxes. Many of the rooms were constructed from reclaimed hardwood and local-crafted colorful tile works.

Playa Cativo Lodge room

The main rooms at the Playa Cativo Lodge are the Deluxe rooms. The Luxury Rooms have all the same amenities, along with superior views and more space. The Premium Rooms at the lodge have all of the deluxe amenities, along with a minibar and refrigerator, double sink bathroom vanities, incredible views, and a considerable amount of space.

Want to learn more? Read our Playa Cativo Hotel Review from our latest trip!