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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


  • Dining: All meals are served in the restaurant, ingredients are fresh and local. An early breakfast and late lunch can be arranged if you have a tour booked. Dinner is usually buffet style
  • Communal areas: The Lodge is set in lovely gardens with access to lots of trails and to the beach
  • Internet Access: The satellite system can only be used for accessing the internet in daylight hours. Rates are by the hour, or half hour
  • Swimming Pool: There's a refreshing kidney-shaped pool with the bar just steps away
  • Spa Treatments: Massage is available with a resident masseuse who can arrange treatments in your room, or in a secluded clearing in the forest
  • Recreational: The resident English biologist will give you a fascinating introduction to the rainforest
  • Weddings and Celebrations: Weddings can be arranged - there's a lovely high-ceilinged 2-tier palenque in the tropical garden for special events
  • Max. Wedding Guests: 50
  • Meetings/Functions: Not suitable
  • Disabled Access: Not suitable
  • Pets: Not accepted
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Environmental Policy

The lodge has great environmental awareness - cabinas were traditionally constructed using local materials and 95% of power is generated from solar or water power. There's a good recycling programme, anything that can be composted is, and biodegradable products are used wherever possible.

Social Responsibility

Profits from the lodge are channelled into buying land to preserve as rainforest and support is given to the Osa Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

When to go?

The busiest time is Christmas - if you want to come then you'll need to book a year in advance. The best time is from January to April when the weather is drier. There are fewer people from May to September, but the rainy season starts in May. However, since this is rainforest, it rains 400mm per year, and you’re almost bound to get rained on at some point. October is especially rainy, though you can still do some walks.

Author's tips

Check out Bosque del Cabo's own tree platform: get suited up in a harness and gloves, and connected to a pulley to zoom through the rainforest on a 250-foot steel cable zip line onto the tree platform, 110+ feet up in an enormous Manu tree next to the creek behind the lodge.

Features include:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Garden
  • Internet access
  • Outdoor pool
  • In room treatments available
  • Airport Transfers
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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