I have travelled a lot in my life, but Playa Cativo Lodge is the most extraordinary gem I have EVER experienced. As you start landing in Puerto Jimenez (or Golfito), and seeing the vast stretches of pristine jungle butting up to Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean, you realize that you are in for a very special treat. From the plane we hopped into a small boat which took us across Golfo Dulce towards Cativo lodge, and - almost as if on cue - a pod of hundreds of dolphins began jumping and playing all around our boat.
Once you arrive, you're greeted by the kindest and most competent staff who took such excellent care of us for our entire stay.
The food is extraordinary, healthy, and much of it comes from the lodges own small farm (which you can tour if you are interested in sustainable farming practices)
The amount and the variety of wildlife we saw, even just around the lodge is breathtaking . We saw Scarlett Macaws, howler monkeys, beautiful humming birds, tucans, and much more.
Everything at the lodge operates so smoothly that it's easy to forget that you are many, many miles from any roads or civilization... quite a difficult feat to pull off and we reveled in every second. Parting from this paradise was not easy and we are already plotting our next visit!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking