This attractive owner-run lodge stands on a cape at the tip of the Osa Peninsula on a private rainforest reserve, with views over the Pacific Ocean, Golfo Dulce and the surrounding rainforest.
Spacious, well-appointed bungalows built from tropical hardwoods have a thatched roof, en suite bathroom, outdoor shower, insect-screened windows, small fan, hammock and easy chairs, and folding doors that open onto a deck. Bambu cabinas have two double beds, whereas Sol cabinas are slightly larger with a king-sized bed (except for deluxe ones which have an additional single plus a double bed in the loft). However both types have the same fine views of the Golfo Dulce and the Pacific. There are also some fully-equipped villas of various sizes.
The spacious and airy restaurant features plenty of fresh seafood, and the bar is only a few steps away from a refreshing pool with lush plantings and trees that provide colour and shade, and a deck with loungers and parasols.
Located between Puerto Jimenez and Corcovado National Park, there is plenty of wildlife around Bosque del Cabo to interest guests: spider monkeys, howlers and squirrel monkeys are easily seen, while coatis and agoutis live in the gardens. There are many frogs (including poison dart and red-eyed tree frogs), reptiles and invertebrates. The forest reserve has both pumas and ocelots, and even jaguars are seen occasionally. There are no feeders, but the birdlife is diverse and generally easy to see – especially the many toucans, and scarlet macaws. An extensive trail network leads through the forest to and to various beaches, and a variety of activities and excursions is on offer, most of which can be booked on arrival.
is featured in the following itinerary:
Costa Rica has long been an established wildlife destination, renowned for its remarkable biodiversity. Join acclaimed photographer Nick Garbutt on this unique itinerary that offers extended stays in prime locations to discover some of the country’s best preserved ecosystems.
When to go: Apr-May
Duration inc. flights: 19 days
Price inc. flights: From £6,995 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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On the Pacific coast, just north of Panama, the wild and remote Osa Peninsula juts into the ocean, combining with Corcovado and Peñas Blancas National Parks to create the country’s foremost natural highlight. It is home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including giant anteater, tapir, squirrel monkey and jaguar.
Where: Southern Pacific coast
Ideal for viewing: harpy eagle, scarlet macaw, giant anteater, Baird’s tapir, white-faced capuchin monkey