I'm a little delayed in writing this review. My husband and I travelled to BDC In Jan 2009. This place and the staff are amazing, all the great reviews are true. Rather than repeat what others have already written, let me say a few things I wished I had known before going.
There are a lot of reviews that say quick-dry clothing is a must. We were there in January and it really was not necessary. I did bring a small length of clothesline and clothespins and eveything dried just fine. I assume it is different if you are there in the wet season. I would bring a few extra clothes next time since they do get dirty fast. The drinks at the bar are very reasonably priced. $2 for a local beer and around $4 for a pina colada. If you really need shade at the beach you can usually find a somewhat shady place to sit on both the gulf and pacific side. The only exception would be in the mid to late afternoon on the pacific side. You can get beers/sodas at the bar and they will put them in a small cooler with a little ice for you to take to the beach. The cabin we stayed in (Sol) is an amazing place for watching the sunset. The standard cabinas do not have the sunbathing decks with lounge chairs, just regular chairs on the little covered porches. There is a great waterfall about 30 minutes walk up the pacific beach, but ask at the front desk how to get there (there is a certain number on a tree where you turn into the rainforest) or you probably won't find it. We both loved the 45 minute drive from the airport, it's nice to see a little more of the area.
- 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