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Ka'Kau Jungle Cabinas
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I stayed here one night on a recent journey through the South of Costa Rica. If I had it to do over again I would have spent several days there. Our host, Bart, was incredible. He's a great cook, conversationalist and even helped carry a backpack out of the jungle when we left.

The cabins are open so during the rainy season it does get quite humid though if it were enclosed you wouldn't have the joy of waking up to the sound of monkeys just outside the cabin wrestling each other over the fruit in the nearby mango tree.

If you want to get off the grid and have a unique experience in the jungle I say this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

The place is amazing, in the pure jungle...I had 3 days only sitting in my cabina, looking at the jungle, listening to it. If there's a place I will always be back is here. And Dennis is a really friendly and nice, a very good boy, and a very good cooker! Everything was perfect for us! Highly recommended

Room Tip: If you don't like nature and don't like walk, definitely it's not a place for you!!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank 82romina
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Been around the world but this place, i think, is one of our favorites!
It's located right up in the jungle. The only noise you'll hear is that of the jungle. Fruit growing everywhere and animals will pass your open cabin anytime.... It's a great place to explore the jungle and go kayaking to secluded beaches. Maybe you'll catch a fish or two.
When we arrived in Golfito we took a taxiboat to lola's bar at playa cacao. Bart was waiting there there for us. It was nice just to take of our backpacks and have a nice cold beer!
To get to the jungle cabinas....it's a nice hike up the mountain through the jungle, crossing a small river. Arriving there was amazing!!!!!!!
Beatifull wooden cabinas with even more beautifull views. You can sit on the deck all day and watch ara's, toucans, eagles, white faced monkeys, howlers, butterflies pass by. Or you can go exploring and see much more.
We stayed there in 2011 an 2013 and we will certanly go there again!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed two nights at the Ka'Kau Jungle Cabinas, but could have stayed much longer! Denis was a great host and made our stay unforgetable. You will wake up by the sounds of birds and monkeys and enjoy the best jungle breakfast you will ever eat. Everything is kept nice and tidy. If you like adventure, this is a must for you!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My wife Nienke and me visited Dennis and Bart at their jungle cabinas in february 2013.
We were immediately awestruck by the beauty and serenity of the surroundings. When Bart picked is up at the airport (by boat! They don't say it on their website yet but they do this for everyone that comes to stay with them. It's so cool to be on that boat and cruise the little gulf where Playa Cacao is situated) we were very, very impressed with the surroundings.
There are four beautiful cabinas there.
Here's what you should NOT expect: Airconditioning. Shiny luxury. Crowds. Here's what you will encounter: the most beautiful jungle scenery you will ever see. Lots of wildlife. Friendly people all around.
When we were there we stayed in cabina Gulfo. It was cosy, and had an amazing view of the jungle. All four cabinas are situated so they offer great views, and each cabina is totally different than the other. Because you're staying smack dab in the middle of the jungle, and the cabinas have practically no walls, you feel as if you're camping in the jungle - while lying in a nice soft bed!
But the coolest thing about Ka'Kau is the friendliness of the place. Bart and Dennis are both really generous hosts, and Dennis is an excellent chef as well.
So, if you are a luxury buff and are afraid of anything resembling wildlife, don't go to this place. If you are the adventurous type and want to go where few others have gone before - and still feel right at home!- then Ka'Kau is most definitely the place to be.
And dead cheap too. One thing though: this is tropical rainforest we're talking about here. If you bring expensive electronics, be sure to keep them dry.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ka'Kau Jungle Cabinas

Address: Playa Cacao, Golfito 60701, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Golfito
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Ranked #5 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Golfito
Price Range: £41 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a restaurant, Ka'kau Jungle Cabinas is located in Playa Cacao, opposite to Golfito. It is hidden in the jungle and is just 500 metres away from the beach. It offers spacious bungalows overlooking the lush tropical forest. Each bungalow features wooden decor and comes with a private terrace with hammocks. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen and a fireplace. At Ka'kau Jungle Cabinas you will find barbecue facilities and a shared terrace where you can enjoy meals or drinks. Other facilities offered include a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing, dolphin watching and hiking. Golfito Airport is a 15-minute boat and taxi ride away from the property. ... more   less 
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