Playa Cativo Lodge

Accessible only by boat, the scenic thirty-minute transfer across emerald waters and past hidden coves to the remote Playa Cativo Lodge in the Golfo Dulce is an excellent introduction of the wildlife you may expect during your stay at this luxury beachfront eco-lodge.

The secret hideaway blends in perfectly with the jungle has beautiful white sandy beaches and inviting warm and calm waters. There are five rooms in the original main building and 13 bungalows constructed from reclaimed hardwood with private plunge pools. The open-air design of these luxury rooms offers a stunning 180- degree view of the ocean and rainforest. Its interior is a tasteful combination of polished wood, antique-style furniture and colourful textiles. The bathroom has hand-painted ceramic sinks and tiles and a rain shower. Other than WiFi, fan and minibar the rooms have no A/C or television.

The open-air El Gavilan restaurant in the main building overlooks the bay and on the other side of the pool, the newly-opened El Gazebo Sunset serves their signature cocktails and a great selection of premium wines. Nature walks, boat and kayak trips in the nearby mangrove forests are accompanied by the in-house naturalist.