Secluded rainforest hideaway

Facilities & services
  • Seven rooms
  • Three à la carte, multi-course meals per day
  • Fresh water pool
  • Library
  • Kayaking, standup paddling and snorkelling
  • Self-guided hiking trails
  • Off-grid alternative energy tour
  • Organic farm-to-table programme experience
  • Hand-line pier fishing

Nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, the luxury Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is unique in the beauty of its secluded surroundings: accessible only by boat, it’s set on 1,000 acres of private rainforest with both the Piedras Blancas National Park – a former extension of the Corcovado National Park – and its own pristine, sandy beach on its doorstep.

The lodge is well aware of the value of its environs and practices high sustainability policies. It was built using precious indigenous wood salvaged from an older lodge and a fallen-tree program and fittingly, each of its comfortable rooms have been decorated using reclaimed hardwood and colourful tile works crafted by local artisans. The bathrooms feature hot-water rain showers and biodegradable bathroom amenities, and each suite is just a few steps away from the beach with majestic ocean views.

Surrounded by some of the most unspoilt rainforest in the world, Playa Cativo Eco offers an unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Speak to your travel designer about adding excursions such as kayaking in the Rio Esquinas Mangrove-Ocean, hiking in the Piedras Blancas Nature, guided expeditions to the Nocturnal Rainforest, beach, rainforest and wetland birdwatching tours, Golfo Dulce half-day snorkelling trips, standup paddle boarding adventures, and dolphin and whale sightseeing to your stay.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.