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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


  • There are plenty of walks and hikes within the hotel’s own 750-acre reserve, but the best way to start is to join the primary forest tour with Bosque del Cabo’s English biologist Philip Davison (8am-12pm). This is fascinating so don't miss it (you need to be reasonably fit though)

  • Go early morning bird-watching with Carlos (the hotel’s receptionist and bird guide). Keep your eyes peeled and you could spot scarlet rumped tanager, kiskadee, toucan, parakeets and macaws

  • You can ask for daily yoga classes to be arranged nearby

  • Take a sunset tour with Philip: see bats, kinkajou, possum, reptiles, up to 8 species of frog, insects and snakes around the hotel’s grounds

  • There's a boat tour to see dolphins (all year). Most people do this on the same day as the Rio Esquinas mangrove swamp tour and the animal sanctuary visit

  • Fishing can be arranged - inshore and offshore, billfish, rooster, snapper, jackfish. Inshore fishing leaves from Puerto Jiménez; offshore fishing leaves from 20 miles off Punta Matapalo

  • Open-air massage can be arranged in the forest, near 2 immense trees

  • You can visit Corcovado National Park: one of the most diverse parks in Costa Rica. Access is tricky though - either by road to Carate (40 mins from the hotel) from where you need to walk to the biological station at La Leona. Or take a light aircraft to Sirena

  • Go snorkelling on reefs in the Golfo Dulce region

  • Or horse-riding through magnificent primary growth rainforest ending with a fabulous 280 degree view of the Pacific and Corcovado National Park

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayak/canoeing
  • Plantlife/flora
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga
Save to favouritesPrintMailBosque del Cabo Rainforest LodgeOwner Phil Spier arrived from Florida at this spot on the beautiful Osa Peninsula, attracted by the amazing rainforest. His dream was to establish a sustainable organic black pepper farm and rehabilitate the land, but realised such a small scale business needed to diversify so built 3 cabinas. He could little imagine that 20 years later he’d have a successful business attracting guests wanting to chill out amongst the wildlife and enjoy a range of forest-centric [i!!activities]. But here, in beautiful tropical gardens elevated above the Pacific, you can choose between [r:CO020:cabins], offering simple comforts, or [i!! villas], fully equipped for self-catering. Sprawl out on a hammock or rock in the wicker chairs. There are plenty of trails through the lodge’s own reserve to explore the primary and secondary rainforest or reach the beach - and the resident biologist Philip Davison gives a fascinating tour: ‘a 4-hour crash course in tropical ecology’! Don’t expect luxury. Do expect a fantastic laid-back adventure.

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