Playa Cativo Lodge

Piedras Blancas National Park


  • Golfito and Puerto Jimenez airstrips nearby (flights from San Jose)
  • Only accessible by boat
  • Full Board
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary WiFi

Playa Cativo is an elegant lodge accessible only by boat.  It is located in an idyllic setting on the shores of the National Park, across the bay from the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park.  It is surrounded by 1000 acres of private land and the Piedras Blancas National Park.

The lodge has a total of 8 comfortable rooms - 2 deluxe, 2 luxury and 4 premium.  Each room has a view of the ocean and rainforest, ceiling fan, sofa, wifi, safe deposit box and window mosquito screens.  El Gavilan restaurant offers an a la carte menu accompanied by a premium wine selection.  There is a freshwater outdoor swimming pool, library and organic farm.  The beautiful and lush gardens are abundant with butterflies, birds, small mammals and exotic plants.  There is an excellent choice of activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, stand up paddleboarding and yoga (some activities are payable locally).  There are trails that lead from the property.

An ideal place for combining activities with relaxation.  Suitable for both honeymooners and families with older children.  Highly recommended.