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Bosque del Cabo

Bosque del Cabo, Cabo Matapalo

At a Glance

    Pros

  • luxurious bungalows
  • fabulous trails and guides
  • congenial atmosphere among guests at cocktail hour and dinner

    Cons

  • steep trail to beach and back
  • very small pool
  • limited electricity supply
  • rates do not include $30 transfer fee per person

Fodorite Reviews

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Bosque del Cabo Review

Atop a cliff at the tip of Cabo Matapalo, this lodge has unparalleled views of the Golfo Dulce merging with the endless blue of the Pacific, as well as hundreds of acres of primary forest. Deluxe thatch-roof cabins have king-size beds, and some have a loft with a single and double bed for families, along with private garden showers with hot water. Decks are perfect for sunning by day and stargazing at night. A suspension bridge through the forest links the main lodge with two more rustic cabins set in a tropical garden that is great for bird-watching. Per-person rates include excellent meals served in a restaurant overlooking a garden alive with hummingbirds by day and serenaded by a chorus of frogs at night. Solar- and hydro-powered generators provide enough light to read by, and with the ocean breezes you won't miss air-conditioning. Expert resident guides are on hand to lead you along forest trails—on foot or along a canopy zip line —and down to the beach with its natural warm tidal whirlpools and river waterfalls. A new spa has an ocean view.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Road to Carate, 22 km (14 miles) south of Puerto Jiménez Cabo Matapalo | Map It
  • Phone: 2735–5206; 8389–2846 at lodge
  • Website:
  • Location: Cabo Matapalo

    Hotel Details

  • 12 cabins, 4 houses.
  • Rate includes all meals.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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    Beautiful, amazing experience

    Bosque del Cabo is unlike any other place we have stayed before. The wildlife we saw here from the front porch of our cabin is unparalleled. In one day, I saw an entire troop of howlers, then capuchins, then spider monkeys swing by. Scarlet macaws fly by like clockwork. The cabins are rustic, but beautiful, and the area is so isolated that there is no need for locks on the doors. Our cabin had a comfortable king-sized bed and even its own outdoor bathtub. The meals served are delicious, and dinner is communal, so you get a chance to discuss everything you've seen and done with people that are just as excited as you are. The staff is so attentive, and the guides so knowledgeable. We did a primary forest hike with Phillip and an early morning birding tour with Carlos and learned so much. It's expensive, but truly a once in a lifetime experience that will make your jaw drop. If you love wildlife and hiking, go, go, go! You will be amazed.

    by volcanogirl, 2/17/09
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    Nature Lover's Paradise

    BdC has it all. Twice visited in 2.5 years. From the adventurous 45 min ride out to the tip of the Osa, to the spectacular views & abundant wildlife, its one of a kind. Owners live on-site and manage property with an environmentally friendly approach, local staff, active interest in the preservation of the area. Lovely, simply outfitted cabinas, perfect suited for their jungle environment: romanticly rustic. Terrific food, great service, variety of activities. Yes, a bit pricey and YES worth every penny!!!! They take care of you and are taking care of CR, too. We'll return a 3rd time.

    by 4explore, 2/16/08

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