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Bosque Del Cabo

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- Boutique, owner-run nature lodge
- Rainforest & unspoilt beaches
- Excellent location at tip of Osa Peninsula
- Wildlife rich area, animals 'up close'

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Bosque Del Cabo is a superb, owner-run eco-lodge near the very tip of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. It lies some 500 feet above sea level perched on the rugged, weather beaten cliffs of Cabo Matapalo and overlooks the point at which the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce meet. This charming and characterful lodge has a friendly, personal feel and is located within its own private reserve which encompasses some 750 acres of unspoiled rainforest. The owners have always worked hard to promote conservation efforts in the local area and there’s a huge range of water and land-based activities to enjoy.

The accommodation comprises classic thatched-roof bungalows with ocean views, bungalows with garden views and larger, well-appointed rental homes. All of them come with an outdoor shower and a private terrace with a seating area and hammock, along with an en-suite bathroom and ceiling fans. Natural materials were used during the construction, allowing the lodge to blend into its rainforest setting.

Some of the activities on offer are gentle and chilled out in nature, while others are more adventurous and can even be quite physically challenging. For those into wildlife and nature, it’s possible to explore the numerous hiking trails in the area, to visit an animal sanctuary, take an all-day trip to Corcovado National Park, or a boat trip across the Golfo Dulce and up a river that’s recommended for birdwatchers. The Casa Orquideas, home to one of the region’s oldest and most impressive botanical gardens, is also well worth a visit. For those looking for more active experiences, there are ambitious hiking trails, surfing lessons and the chance to go tree climbing or even waterfall rappelling. Those who stay here are encouraged to explore the area at their own pace. Some of the hiking trails lead down to the beaches, which are blissfully deserted most of the time.

The hotel’s pool has a tropical feel to it thanks its landscaping, with many lush trees and plants nearby. There’s a full-service bar with a lounge area close by, with plenty of cool, refreshing drinks listed on the menu. The restaurant serves three meals a day and has a small library where weekly conservation talks by guest speakers are held. All food is prepared from scratch, with ingredients sourced locally and equal focus on both national and international dishes. Dinners are served at set times and there are packed lunches available for those out on excursions. The gift shop has a range of curios and crafts fashioned by locals for sale. Also on-site is a secluded, open spa area set in a small forest clearing. Here, manicures, pedicures, massages and reflexology treatments are all available.

Children are welcome to stay at the lodge. Parents are advised to keep an eye on younger ones at all times since the lodge is set out in the open rainforest. There is a babysitting service, though note that it does cost a little extra and most of the babysitters only speak Spanish.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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