Experience a taste of heaven and incredible wildlife adventures in this amazing first-class Costa Rican destination! Accessible only by boat, Playa Cativo Eco-Lodge is nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, near Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Description
Room Types
Services
Prices & Facts

Description

Lodge Style: Beachfront Boutique Hotel
Gay-friendly

Description

Experience a taste of heaven and incredible wildlife adventures in this amazing first-class Costa Rican destination! Accessible only by boat, Playa Cativo Eco-Lodge is nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, near Osa Peninsula on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Unique in its native beauty and privacy, Playa Cativo is a beachfront boutique hotel offering a unique experience. Set on 1,000 acres of private tropical rainforest reserve, it is the perfect place for a romantic gay getaway! Enjoy hikes to secret waterfalls and snorkeling in the spectacular bay where dolphins frequently play. During August through October, it is common see whales with their babies; what an amazing place for a honeymoon!

Our Opinion

Playa Cativo’s beachfront setting, lovely views, surrounding rainforest and luxury rooms are the ideal ingredients for a memorable romantic getaway. This boutique hotel is a unique wedding destination and is ideal for your perfect gay honeymoon, anniversary, or other special occasion in Costa Rica. Golfo Dulce, on Osa Peninsula, is a remote and wonderful place to have an unforgettable romantic escape.

At Playa Cativo boutique hotel, you can enjoy a romantic hike on the beach or the rainforest, followed by cocktails overlooking the ocean. Wake up to an in-room breakfast with fresh fruit, just picked from the organic farm, and freshly baked-from-scratch delights.

Room Types

Deluxe guest rooms

The Deluxe guest rooms are constructed from precious reclaimed hardwood and colorful tile works crafted by local artisans. All rooms have views of the beach and feature king-sized beds, ceiling fans, sofa (or day-bed), bathrooms with rain showers and abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities (including cotton bathrobes), Wi-Fi and safety deposit box.

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Luxury guest rooms

These luxury rooms are constructed from precious reclaimed hardwood and colorful tile works crafted by local artisans. These rooms are larger, with superior views of the beach and rainforest, and feature king-sized beds, ceiling fans, sofa (or day-bed), bathrooms with rain showers and abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities (including cotton bathrobes), Wi-Fi and safety deposit box.

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Premium guest rooms

These guest rooms are constructed from precious reclaimed hardwood and colorful tile works crafted by local artisans. All of them are larger than the luxury and deluxe rooms and have superior views of the beach and rainforest.  Each room features a king-sized bed, ceiling fans, sofa (or day-bed), mini-bar with refrigerator (with daily complimentary refill); double-sink bathrooms with rain showers and abundant hot water, biodegradable bathroom amenities (including cotton bathrobes), Wi-Fi and safety deposit box.

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Services

Prices & Facts

Rates

High Season: Prices from $365.00 per person per night in double occupancy: January 3 – April 30, 2018
Green Season: Prices from $250.00 per person per night: May 1 – October 31, 2018
High Season: Prices from $365.00 per person per night in double occupancy: November 1 – December 22, 2018
Peak Season: Prices from $405.00 per person per night in double occupancy: December 23 – January 2, 2019

Location

Playa Cativo Lodge is located on the tranquil waters of the Golfo Dulce on the inner side of the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica. Arrival at the hotel only by boat

Included

  • Ocean-view lodging just steps from the beach
  • Three à la carte meals per day (in-room dining also available)
  • Freshly-brewed specialty coffees and teas
  • Meet and greet at local airport and transfers from town of arrival (Golfito or Puerto Jimenez)
  • One round-trip scenic boat transfer from town of arrival to Playa Cativo
  • Your choice of one of three guided tours: Organic Farm, Alternative Energy or Artisanal Fishing
  • Refillable spring water bottle
  • Use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkeling gear in Cativo Bay
  • Wi-Fi in your room and social areas
  • Concierge services
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • Local flights or private transportation to and from San José
  • Soft / alcoholic drinks or snacks unless served with the meals
  • Travel insurance to remote places
  • Tipping (optional)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Optional tours or activities

Specials

The Romance under the Stars Hotel Package includes:

  • A four-night stay at Playa Cativo Lodge with king-sized bed
  • Meet and greet at Golfito’s airport
  • Round-trip scenic boat transfer from Golfito to Playa Cativo
  • Three à la carte, multi-course meals per day at El Gavilán Restaurant
  • One romantic dinner under the stars, including a bottle of wine
  • Freshly-brewed specialty coffees and teas
  • Refillable spring water bottle
  • One romantic rainforest waterfall swim
  • One rainforest and organic farm guided expedition
  • One stand-up paddleboard class and adventure tour
  • Self-guided trails to connect with Cativo’s wild life
  • Use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling gear along Cativo Bay
  • Free Wi-Fi in your guest room and social areas
  • Concierge service

Green Season: Deluxe: $815  / Luxury: $1,065 / Premium: $1,395

High Season: Deluxe: $1,025 / Luxury: $1,395 / Premium: $1,860

Package prices are per person based on double-occupancy.  Not valid during Peak Season or in conjunction with other discounts or packages. Do not include 13% tax, beverages, gratuities and any expenses of a personal nature.

Transportation

  • Domestic commercial flights: From San José to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez (55 minutes from San José, not included in the regular rate)
  • Private land transportation: to and from San José to Golfito (five to six hours, not included in the regular rate)
  • Boat Transfer: 30-minute scenic boat-ride into the heart of the tropical rainforest, courtesy of Playa Cativo Eco Lodge
  • After returning from the lodge, you can also rent a car to continue your trip.