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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Bosque del Cabo is on the beautiful Osa Peninsula, 22km (and a 1-hour drive on a dirt road, crossing multiple streams and ascending into rainforest slopes) from Puerto Jiménez.

By Air:
Puerto Jiménez (25km) is your closest airport, served by domestic flights. If you're coming from abroad you'll fly into San José Juan Santamaria International (350km) or Liberia (480km) - domestic flight connections from Liberia aren't as good.

From the Airport
Bosque del Cabo will pick you up at the tiny airstrip, for an extra charge.

By Car:
You could drive here from San José, but it would take around 8 hours, and the last stretch on Pensinsula Osa is very rough - see our car rental recommendations.

By Bus:
There is a daily bus service from San José (Barrio Mexico) at 12noon to Puerto Jiménez but it is 9 hours long and pretty tiring. The return service leaves Puerto Jiménez at 5am to go to San José.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to Costa Rica and getting around


  • Puerto Jiménez 25.0km PJM
  • San José Juan Santamaria International 350.0km SJO


  • beach: 0.1 km
  • shop: 22.0 km
  • restaurant: 22.0 km
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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