After our 4th trip to Bosque del Cabo I can honestly say that you should stop reading the reviews and just contact them to book your stay. You will not regret it. All of the reviews are true. If you like nature and wildlife there is no better place. On top of it all the staff is excellent and the food is tremendous.
So, stop researching other places to stay, you have found your paradise in the rainforest.
With that said, after 4 trips we did see a lot of the same wildlife this trip. But, we also really learned to recognize the sounds of the rainforest and see unique animal behaviors this trip. After talking with Philip one day we learned that the agouti will stamp it's foot loudly if a snake is nearby. The next day we heard a pounding sound and traced it to an agouti that was stamping it's foot in the forest. We couldn't find the snake but just experiencing the behavior was great.
Not only did we see all 4 monkey species in one day on multiple occasions (something we call "going card") but we also saw all 4 monkey babies in one day which was a first. Couple that with a close up encounter with a Tamandua, our first ever Tayra sighting and 7 snakes in 7 days and you have the makings of another outstanding trip.
When you go, do take advantage of the activities offered by the lodge. Both Philip and Carlos are a wealth of knowledge and their love of the area flora and fauna is contagious.
Photographers out there should know that you can get really close to the wildlife so all you need is 300mm. No need to pack really big lenses but a tripod is essential for sharp pictures. Trip pictures and trip reports can be viewed here: http://www.focusedonnature.com/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bosque del Cabo is a romantic getaway and a naturalist’s dream, come true. Crowning a point 500 feet above where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean, nestled in the unspoiled jungles of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is a paradise found. Located in a unique and fortunate position at the very tip of the Osa Peninsula in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, this 750+ acre forest reserve features private, spacious bungalows and gorgeous houses perched atop the cliffs of Cabo Matapalo, each with beautiful ocean views, tropical breezes and the rainforest at your doorstep; or choose beautiful and rustic garden view accommodations surrounded by thriving rainforests. Hiking trails lead you through the forest to deserted beaches on both the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean. Bosque del Cabo, which opened its doors as a hotel in 1990, is owner operated and dedicated to forest preservation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez