Playa Cativo Lodge
Playa Cativo is a small upmarket waterfront lodge set amongst 1,000 acres of private rainforest reserve surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce. As there are no roads, the lodge is accessible exclusively by boat from Golfito. There are a total of 18 rooms split between the original main building and a 'Fourplex' building, all constructed from reclaimed hardwood and decorated with locally crafted artisanal tiles and divided into three categories: deluxe, luxury and premium, each has an ocean view and is steps away from the beach with king-sized beds, ceiling fans, sofa (or pullout bed), Wi-Fi, coffee makers and safe boxes, bathrooms with solar powered hot water rainforest showers, biodegradable toiletries and cotton bathrobes.
There are also stand-alone Premium Plus casita bungalows dotted around the tropical grounds which are more spacious and have superior views as well as an included mini-bar and private plunge pool.
Lodge facilities include a gourmet a la carte restaurant 'El Gavilan' that uses fresh local ingredients, El Gazebo' sunset bar, a freshwater chemical-free swimming pool and air-conditioned library, organic farm, self-guided trails, adventure centre where guests can enjoy complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and also book tours at additional cost such as mangrove kayaking, Piedras Blancas nature hikes, birding, night-walks, dolphin and whale watching, 'Lotus Wellness centre' where guests can book a range of treatments and therapies, yoga classes.
Note: Different cancellation penalties apply at this property than in Geodyssey's usual Terms and Conditions. The differences for you to note are:
Reservations for High Season (01 Nov-22 Dec & 03 Jan-30 Apr): Cancellation requests must be received in writing 61 days or more prior to arrival to avoid a 100% penalty of the price of the whole number of nights booked here.
Reservations for Peak Christmas/New Year Season (23 Dec-02 Jan): A minimum 4 night stay policy applies with Full payment required 90 days prior to arrival. Cancellation requests must be received in writing 91 days or more prior to arrival to avoid a 100% penalty of the price of the whole number of nights booked here.