Bosque del Cabo is where you can completely immerse yourself in nature, from the moment you wake to the calls of howler monkeys and walk out onto your private terrace overlooking gardens full of fruits and flowers, till you fall asleep at night, it is sheer bliss. There are no TVs here to disturb the peace, and this is a rare opportunity to escape the trappings of 21st century living. The private forest reserve offers activities to suit everyone, from relaxed bird watching, a sedate stroll in the grounds to a full-on, adrenalin fuelled, zipline ride in the forest canopy or a thrilling abseil descent of a waterfall. You’ll never tire of experiencing the sights and sounds of this special habitat.
Bosque del Cabo has a wide variety of accommodation on offer, dotted throughout the property. Some are thatched cabins, simple and gorgeous. At the other end of the spectrum are private villas with their own kitchens and plunge pools and there is everything in-between. Enjoy your meals in the restaurant overlooking the rainforest, everything is open plan to make the most of nature.
There are several lovely beaches within easy reach of the hotel, each with their own attraction. Some perfect for swimming and surfing, others have tidal pools and caves waiting to be explored. Back at Bosque del Cabo you can unwind by the pool, enjoy a yoga class, sip a drink from the bar and soak up some sun, or enjoy an indulgent massage to ease any aches and pains. Each day ends with dinner at the restaurant, a chance to swap tales and experiences as well as to relish the delicious fare in the gentle glow of romantic candlelight.
Open: Bosque del Cabo is open all year.
Location: This eco-lodge is located in Cabo Matapalo at the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula, south Pacific coast.
Rooms: There are 10 bungalows, 3 apartments and 3 self-contained villas. So there is something to suit everyone.
Activities: There is a huge choice of activities at Bosque del Cabo. There are walking trails in the rainforest, nocturnal walking tours and waterfall hikes. Canopy walks and ziplines are popular. Turning to the water, there is surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, sport fishing, dolphin cruising, and it's even possible to abseil down certain waterfalls.
Facilities: There is a delightful restaurant and bar along with a swimming pool and sunbathing area, surrounded by beautiful gardens. To enable you to relax further there is a small spa offering treatments.
Dining: Dining is at individual tables.
Children: Children 6 and above are welcome at Bosque del Cabo, but should be supervised at all times.
Health: Costa Rica has a low risk of malaria.
Communication: There is limited internet access, and charges apply. There is no mobile phone reception. There is an office phone that can be used for emergencies. The idea here is to escape from it all.
"We frequently received conflicting information from staff re: activities at this location. The trails were not well marked. They were not all easily accessible, and they required quite a bit of strenuous hiking. Two members of our group were lost on a trail, and after they failed to return we notified staff that there could be an issue. Someone went to find them, and discovered them very exhausted and thirsty, about a mile from the facility entrance. This staff member drove back to the facility to report these two were on their way. He did not offer to assist them. Also, we are two couples and we were given one room for the 4 of us. When we made it clear that we required two different rooms, we were told that would not be possible and no one had reserved two different rooms. Tribes and Swiss Air were very helpful in getting this issue resolved, however, we waited hours with our luggage for a room to be prepared unable to take advantage of the day. I would not return here."