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Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge
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Reviewed 3 April 2009

The day we left, looking back at pacific sunrise........it was like leaving home.
We'll never forget the beauty of this place, never.
Thank you Trino "Ramazzotti", Carlos, Laura, Rolando, Gerlin, Pinguino and the other guys at restaurant, thank you people of Costarica.
Pura Vida
Carlo y Deborah

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank schero
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Reviewed 1 April 2009

Our family of four (girls 9 and 12) just returned from 4 nights at Bosque del Cabo and we loved it. The staff are extremely friendly and professional, the food was phenomenal, and the setting -- howler monkeys in the jungle canopy to one side of our casa, the pounding Pacific surf on the other side -- was very hard to leave.

The resort is small -- I'm guessing they can accommodate about 40 people -- and you have to travel the unpaved, bumpy dirt "highway" from Puerto Jimenez about 45 minutes away. Once there, you can relax and breathe in the lush green surroundings. We saw plenty of animals (which is one of the main reasons we went there, as opposed to more developed parts of CR), including two species of monkeys, coatis, agoutis, frogs, anoles, and many bird species (including Scarlet Macaws).

We can specifically recommend Casa Blanca, a 2-bedroom house with a 50+ foot deck high above the Pacific Ocean... the sound of the surf lulled us to sleep each night and greeted us each morning.

Be sure to try surfing (about 15 minutes away) and a trip over to the animal sanctuary -- for the latter, you have to go back to Puerto Jimenez and then take a boat across the Golfo Dolce... a hassle but worth it. I understand that those who rode horses also loved that but we didn't have time to do it.

The pool was small but a lot of fun for the kids, and they have a great open air bar next to it (in case you need a cold beer). I definitely recommend Bosque del Cabo.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank TerraIncognita
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

Bosque was the first part of our trip and the best of Costa Rica. Everything that has been said before is true. We only booked 4 nights because we didn't think our daughter would want to be that isolated or in the rain forest for longer. She was soooo unhappy to leave, all she does is keep asking when we can go back. There was a previous comment about the price of activities and food. They are a little pricey, especially for the activities right on the grounds. However, after spending time talking to the owners and some of the local people about what they are trying to accomplish with preservation, it is worth it. The food is some of the best we have had from all over the world. They make the activities a great experience and the money either goes to the locals, or if Bosque is getting it, they are conserving and enhancing an amazing area. It can become expensive if you have many people. Bottom line, Pay the money and help give back to this amazing place that is helping to preserve the rain forest. My wife and I have been all over the world but never to a place that was so hard to leave!!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank xcapeohio
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

My wife and 22 year old daughter and I visited Bosque in mid-March 2009.We had a wonderful time and will return soon.Phil and Kim are first rate people and the entire staff was excellent.
Our first morning began with a primary rainforest experience guided by Philip Davison. He was very knowledgable,interesting and passionate about his work. This tour is a very good way to begin your stay at Bosque.
Maureen and her kitchen staff and servers laid out excellent meals and made our dining experience very enjoyable.
We liked the other guest we met and made some friends we hope to keep in touch with.
The property of Bosque is incredibly beautiful and the wildlife experience was great.

2  Thank fshn
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

This was our second trip to Bosque del Cabo, and it was just as wonderful the second time as it was two years ago. Bosque has a fantastic location - it is beautiful, remote, peaceful, pristine, and full of wildlife. We had monkeys hanging around the trees right outside our cabina.

The walking trails are extensive, and there is something interesting to see no matter which one you take. Two of the trails lead down to almost deserted beaches where you can cool off in the water.

The staff at Bosque are so kind and attentive. It is hard to say goodbye to them when you leave. The food is excellent - try the banana pancakes for breakfast, the tuna melt sandwich, the curry chicken papaya sandwich, and the avocado sandwich for lunch. The drinks at the bar are always good - plenty strong and reasonably priced.

We love the fact that at Bosque, you spend so much time outdoors. The dining area is open-air, the private showers are outside, and you can sleep with your cabina doors wide open if you like. It is like luxury camping.

I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gandmik
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