Surrounding Playa Cativo is the Piedras Blancas National Park. With its 35,000 acres of tropical rainforest it protects one of Central America’s remaining few lowland primary rainforests – a unique land-based ecosystem known for its biological diversity. The park which surrounds the lodge is therefore a safe haven for over 750 species of trees, 367 kinds of birds, 140 species of mammals, 117 types of reptiles and over 10,000 species of insects. Not only that, the National Park is also taking steps to reintroduce certain endangered species into the environment, such as the scarlet macaw, in order to ensure their safety within these remote forests.
Guests who take time to visit the park will get the chance to encounter all kinds of rare and interesting creatures, including the four species of Costa Rican monkeys, two species of deer, white-nosed coatis, agoutis, kinkajous, sloths, and peccaries. There are also pumas, ocelots, jaguars, margays, and jaguarundis. Indeed, Costa Rica is just brimming with wildlife which can’t be found anywhere else.
Playa Cativo Lodge may be secluded, but it is far from inaccessible. There are many cities in the Americas as well as Europe that have direct flights to Costa Rica. US citizens don’t need a visa, but they need a passport. International flights will usually arrive at the Juan Santamaria Airport close to San Jose, but others will land on Daniel Oduber Airport in Liberia, which is in Guanacaste, a bit farther from Playa Cativo. Guests can also opt to charter private flights to the destination.
Upon arriving in Costa Rica, guests can choose to take another 55-minute flight or take a 5 to 6 hour ground trip to either of the two local entry points of Playa Cavito, Puerto Jimenez or Golfito. From there, guests can take a thirty-minute boat ride to the tropical forest. Guests will soon realize that the journey to Playa Cativo is quite the adventure in itself with spectacular views of Costa Rica’s landscape, farms, and mountains, as well as the Pacific Ocean, Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, and the Golfo Dulce.
Puntarenas, 60701, Costa Rica, website, Phone: +506 2200 3131
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