Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge-Costa Rica

Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge is 500 feet above where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula is a paradise of unspoiled jungle, inside which the lodge is nestled. Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge is a premier Costa Rica Eco Lodge offering a romantic rain forest getaway as well as a naturalist’s dream come true. The Lodge is also located in a unique position at the very tip of the Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

This 750+ acre forest reserve features private, spacious bungalows and gorgeous houses perched atop the cliffs of Cabo Matapalo. Each with beautiful ocean views, tropical breezes and the rain forest at your doorstep. Or choose beautiful and rustic garden view accommodations surrounded by thriving rain forests.

Hiking trails lead you through the forest to deserted beaches on both the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. Bosque del Cabo, which opened its doors as a hotel in 1990, is owner operated and dedicated to forest preservation.

The Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park

The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Boasting over 700 species of trees and 365+ species of birds (with several endemic species). As well as 117 species of reptiles and almost 10,000 species of insects The peninsula is home to 100,000 acre Corcovado National Park. It is known as the crown jewel of the Costa Rican national parks system. The Park includes primary rain forest. Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge offers a rare opportunity to comfortably vacation among all this rugged natural splendor.

Nature and Wildlife at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

At the end of the Lodges' mile long driveway, guests are transported to a private Eden. This Eden joins the raw nature of the rain forest to the tranquil beauty of manicured grounds and breathtaking views. The Nature Lodge’s lush gardens, full of tropical fruits and flowers, attract many of the colorful resident wildlife species. Wildlife residents of the area include birds: flocks of macaws, toucans, and parrots. As well as mammals: Monkeys, coatis, kinkajous, agoutis, and sloths are daily visitors. Guests at the lodge can spot peccaries and even, though more rarely, jungle cats, like pumas, jaguarundis, ocelots and jaguars.

Activities at the Lodge

Trails on the property allow for further exploration into the rain forest, where you can enjoy rappelling into refreshing natural pools and waterfalls. Guests can spend their days hiking and exploring the natural beauty of Bosque del Cabo and the surrounding area. Visitors can also whiz through the air on the Lodge's zipline into a tree platform. As well, guests can take a walk across the Lodge's suspension bridge to the Tropical Garden. Too active? Then just relax by the pool, sip a tropical drink, and watch the macaws fly by.

Restaurant at the Lodge

The Nature Lodge's newly renovated solar-powered restaurant serves delicious meals in a friendly (and eco-friendly!) atmosphere. Breakfast offers a variety of fresh, local fruits as well as a choice of typical Costa Rican or North American fare. Lunch in house or have it packed to go. Dinners are always a special event; everyone gathers to share stories of the day, while enjoying a plentiful and delicious gourmet meal served by candlelight.

Lodging at Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Bosque del Cabo has ten beautifully crafted thatched-roof bungalows. Lush green gardens are the private setting for each bungalow. offering stunning ocean views, modern bathrooms with delightful outdoor garden showers, as well as porches furnished with hammocks and easy chairs. These romantic Nature Lodge bungalows are stirred by warm tropical breezes that echo with the rhythms of the pounding surf below.

For the ultimate in jungle living, Bosque del Cabo has two rental houses: Casa Blanca and Casa Miramar. Casa Blanca, a well-appointed 2 bedroom/2 bath house has a fully-equipped kitchen, living room area, as well as a large wraparound porch. The porch offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and 2 large bedroom suites on either side of the house. Casa Miramar offers an artistic layout of three unique “casitas”. The casitas feature three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and living room area. The casitas also have many porches and observation decks with amazing sunset views.

Cabina Mariposa Bosque also has a beautiful Tropical Garden that offers garden accommodations (one rental house, Casa Teca, and two cabinas, Cabina La Paz and Cabina Almendra). These garden accomodations have a wildlife pond and features El Palenque, an open rancho restaurant/bar & bird watching facility. The 300 foot long suspension bridge is an access to the Tropical Garden. The bridge spans a 75-foot deep rain forest gorge that has a lovely creek running along the bottom.

In Conclusion

Rain forest trails and a pristine seashore are steps away from the Lodge. Furthermore, access to a great variety of habitats and activities are nearby. This also includes the wild Pacific coast with tide pools, waterfalls, and calm sandy gulf beaches. At our Costa Rica Eco Lodge, you can also enjoy many activities. See all the Activities at the Lodge

Come visit Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge for jungle activities or ocean activities. Finally, just come to relax! Read about their Eco Award

Eco Rating 5

9PH4+JH Matapalo,
Central America
Costa Rica
Beach, ocean, mountain, forest, jungle
Surfing, Fishing, Kayaking, Boat tours, Birding, Horseback riding, Zipline and canopy tours, Wildlife viewing, Hiking/Trekking
Lodging Amenities
Pool, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Wifi, Gay friendly, Restaurant on site, Massage
Price Range
$100-$250, $250-$500
Eco Lodging, Eco Tours, or Eco Resorts with Tours
Eco Rating Score (above 2 is good, 5 is highest)
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