I read the reviews about Bosque AFTER my return home because I did not want to be too repititous about this incredible place. My family and I had never traveled to Costa Rica before, and you must make the Osa peninsula a part of your trip. This eco lodge is truly special, from the breathtaking views to the unbelievable hiking trails, we were captivated by our surroundings. We stayed at the Toucan cabina. It had a loft upstairs with two double beds for our ten and thirteen year old children. The rainforest gets dark at 5:30, but the hotel will give you solar flashlights if you need them (We had our own.) Since you are living in a rainforest, expect to see all kinds of insects everywhere. After the first evening, we were not bothered by the occasional ant/spider in the cabin (The first night my kids were suprised to see a caine frog in the bathroom-harmless. It is hot however at night without air conditioning, so if you need to sleep in a cooler environment, I would not recommend this place in June.
Philip gave us an incredible night tour and since he is a biologist who lives on the property, he is extremely knowledgeable and informative. Kim and Philip, the owners of Bosque, are gracious hosts. (Philip even helped me get in a fishing boat while I was trying to swim to it in the ocean!) Miguel is chef extraordinaire who was very kind to my ten year old daughter when I told him she liked to create deserts. The food at the lodge was the best we had eaten in Costa Rica-beautifully prepared. Miguel prepared a wonderful serviche from the fish my husband caught that evening and the guests enjoyed it too. It was nice speaking to other families from around the country each evening. But, there were two couples on their honeymoon who preferred to dine alone and everyone respected their privacy. It is a very romantic place.
We hope to return someday!
- 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