We visited Bosque del Cabo on the Osa Peninsula to better understand tropical rainforest ecology. Of particular interest to us was Philip, El Cabo's resident naturalist, who gives daily tours of the surrounding forest in which no bird, insect or plant species goes unnoticed or unexplained. His vast knowledge of natural history particulars is remarkable, but even better are his deep understandings of the web of interrelationships that makes rain forest habitat so critical to the continued survival of our own species.
We had heard Philip was good, but we had no idea he would be so funny and so charismatic. So much so that a four hour walk with him through jungle heat and humidity proved to be no walk at all.
Like all of our greatest vacations, our stay there was not only intellectually engaging it was relaxing as well. Our accommodations put us smack in the jungle with birds calling at dawn and monkeys swinging overhead as we pulled on our socks. The food was tasty and healthy and thoughtfully prepared. And the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The fact that the creator/owners of the lodge are in residence and engaged in every detail of the place certainly contributes to its success in making guests feel at home.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included