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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront lodge with snorkeling

Beachside getaway

Within a 5-minute walk of the lodge, you'll find Piedras Blancas National Park and Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden. Playa Isidora is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) away.

Poolside dining

This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. Free perks include cooked-to-order breakfast, free self parking, and a roundtrip airport shuttle.

Plunge pools, free WiFi

The 7 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Private plunge pools, furnished balconies or patios, and dining areas are also available.

Luxury Guest Room Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Plus, Honeymoon Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Guest Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a library are also featured at the business-friendly Playa Cativo Lodge. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. Self parking is free. This 4-star Golfito lodge is smoke free.

  • 7 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Playa Cativo Lodge offers 7 accommodations with private plunge pools and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate dining areas. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

El Gavilan - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

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

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Playa Cativo Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.