Playa Cativo Lodge

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Terrace/patio
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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Playa Cativo Lodge

Playa Cativo Lodge

4.0 star property

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Playa Cativo, Golfo Dulce, Piedras Blancas National Park, Golfito, Puntarenas, 60701

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCasa Orquideas Botanical Garden3 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Platanares94 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlaya Tigre96 min drive

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About this area

Golfito

Located in Golfito, Playa Cativo Lodge is in the mountains and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Piedras Blancas National Park and Playa Isidora. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden - 3 min walk
  • Playa Isidora - 46 min drive
  • Playa Platanares - 94 min drive
  • Playa Tigre - 96 min drive
  • Playa Zapote - 98 min drive

Restaurants

  • Restaurants on site
  • El Gavilan

About this property

Playa Cativo Lodge

Beachfront lodge with relaxing spa services
Guests at this beach lodge will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 18 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and sofa beds. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, and guests will also find dining areas and room service.
Playa Cativo Lodge offers 18 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate dining areas and includes sofa beds and desks. This Golfito lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Swedish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Slippers

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Playa Cativo Lodge Puntarenas
Playa Cativo Lodge
Playa Cativo Puntarenas
Playa Cativo Lodge Golfito
Playa Cativo Golfito
Playa Cativo Lodge Lodge
Playa Cativo Lodge Golfito
Playa Cativo Lodge Lodge Golfito

Overall score and ratings

5.0

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
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Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is paradise. Our room was fantastic, we had views of the sea and views of the jungle.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The setting is stunning combining the beautiful rainforest with the Pacific Ocean in all their glories. The Lodge purposely blends in with the natural surrounding trying to minimize the intrusion. The team here has a true passion for the ecosystem and ecology . They provided an exceptional level of attention and service.Of note a near perfectly prepared piece of red snapper, an evening massage on my balcony to the music of the rainforest 10 ft away,the first tug of a fish on a hand line, a carafe of fresh watermelon juice placed in my room,sunsets sitting on my balcony.....
Stayed 10 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
The lodge is in a stunning location - on the beach but within the rainforest. Incredible scenery, great food, a small but well equipped lodge with rooms with plunge pools. An amazing get away. The lodge offers good value as the meals are included - delicious, healthy and organic. There are various activities and guides available for trips. Our highlight was kayaking in the mangroves. But what really makes this place special are the staff - they are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. With an attention to detail they made our stay a special one. We would highly recommend a visit and we will be visiting again.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful place
Amazing place and amazing service !
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2018