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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

I have just completed a week at BDC. I have completely enjoyed the ocean view, wonderful food, access to incredible animals and really a nice staff. I listened to others that recommended staying here & I am really glad that I did. The best part of staying here is the 750 acres with trails that you can roam on as...

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed at Bosque in August and I would concur with the majority of other great reviews. I find it slightly difficult to know whether this review should be under the hotel section or in an 'adventure' section as Bosque is so much more than a hotel. We found our trip a genuine eco-friendly experience and we learnt a lot....

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3Thank XpuHaFan
Hillcrest, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Absolutely stunning lodge. Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in "Congo" which had fantastic views over the ocean. You don't need to leave the garden to view wildlife, its all right there. Special treat was seeing a baby Armadillo near the pool one afternoon. Staff were great and made our stay even more memorable. Such attention to...

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2Thank Tanyab9
Ramona, California, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I've been visiting Bosque del cabo for over 20 years! I'm a wildlife photographer and fell in love with the Osa peninsula . Such a great destination for wildlife, rainforest, and a great spot to replenish the soul. Bosque del Cabo has always been my favorite lodging while in the Osa. Phil and Kim (owners) have always made their guests...

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1Thank Roy T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 August 2013

If you want a peek of Costa Rica before tourism became (thankfully!) its #1 business, Bosque del Cabo is the perfect spot. It is on a remote site in the Osa Peninsula (that's the southern end of CR above Panama). We went in July when there is a short respite from the rainy season and it was perfect! There were...

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1Thank Raremama
Port Hope Ontario
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This was my second trip to Bosque, and I have been home for over a month. However, I am going through "Bosque Withdrawal", as I write this review. I was there for the bi-annual Bosque GTG, and I'll tell you, there is NOTHING like sharing this magical place with others who are equally enamoured of its charms. There were 18...

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3Thank addictedtocostarica
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 August 2013

...because I view Bosque del Cabo as paradise on Earth and hate to let the secret out. But, with 401 ratings, I guess the secret is out. Food is great (not highest end, but very good), setting is unbelievable. Amazing views. Amazing animal spotting. Very good service. We made the mistake on our first visit of going back into PJ...

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1Thank MCllano
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We have chosen the Bosuqe for our 5 day stay on Osa peninsula because of the quality and the large set of trails which they maintain. It even exceeded our high expectations. Staff: fantastic people, very friendly, do their work in the background but are always present if they're needed. Property: the best which I've seen in Costa Rica. Beautiful...

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1Thank Roland K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We ended our Costa Rica honeymoon at Bosque del Cabo. The property was beautiful! We often saw wildlife right on the property, including many birds, small animals and wild pigs. The lodge is set high up on a cliff, and I believe most if not all cabins have a lovely ocean view. It is possible to hike to the ocean...

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1Thank aj3583
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 28 July 2013

A stay at Bosque del Cabo is one of those things some of us spend months, even a year or more, looking forward to. Once there, our only care in the world is to soak up every bit of pura vida we can-- surrounded by fabulous wildlife sightings, gracious owners and staff, delicious food, lovely grounds, fun casas and cabinas,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge

Address: Cabo Matapalo | Peninsula de Osa, Cabo Matapalo 60702, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: RM646 - RM1,381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bosque del Cabo Rainforest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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