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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Hotel Puerto Jimenez