Among the most spectacular of the Matapalo ecolodges, Bosque del Cabo is perched some 152m (500 ft.) above the water on more than 303 hectares (750 acres), with neatly manicured grounds, multiple nature trails, a cool hanging bridge, and access to both the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce. Thirteen elegant bungalows and three fully equipped houses have great ocean views, and others are surrounded by tropical gardens. All are classily done up in hardwoods, cane, and tile, and some of the bungalows have thatched roofs. There are two nice pools (one is an adult quiet pool) and many miles of wildlife trails, but also a thrillingly high zipline and tree platform set in a Manu tree, a tree-climbing tour inside a hollowed-out tree, waterfall-rappelling courses, massage and reflexology treatments, and more. Owners Phil and Kim Spier are often on hand to make sure things run smoothly; it’s thanks to their efforts that the resort has earned “5 Leaves” multiple times in the CST Certification for Sustainable Tourism evaluation.
Puerto Jimenez› Hotel
Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
Our Rating Neighborhood Osa Peninsula Phone 2735-5206, 8389-2846 Prices $200–$295 per person cabins; $595 per day houses Amenities Restaurant; bar; 2 pools; surfboard rental; onsite guide; free Wi-Fi Units 18 units Web site Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge Other Rates include 3 meals daily and taxes