costa_rica_hotelsThe Playa Cativo team is truly passionate about preserving the environment. Our rainforest eco lodge offers extraordinary experiences for guests with luxury accommodations and an amazing rainforest and beachfront setting in the beautiful waters of Golfo Dulce. We embrace the vision to preserve and share the beauty of the gulf and rainforest for the enjoyment of all. Playa Cativo is proud of its diverse and 100% sustainable operation and serves as a model for other communities.

Playa Cativo aims to be 100% sustainable. We believe that the protection of the Costa Rica rainforest and ocean is the responsibility of the community as a whole. Our commitment and actions support the local community and we work together with local authorities.

Initially, our produce was grown hundreds of kilometers away and needed to be transported by diesel-powered trucks to Golfito. It then needed to be kept in a cold room until brought by boat to Playa Cativo. This situation inspired our farm program to grow on-site fresh organic produce. We were also inspired by our sister property, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia. Goodstone has a vibrant farm-to-table program for their award-winning French restaurant.

We have successfully added many organic products, including tomatoes, carrots, yucca, relish, peppers, beet, cilantro, celery, mustard, basil, green beans, beans, cucumbers, plantain as well as many herbs. We also grow fruits such as pineapples, coconuts, papayas, bananas, passion fruits, limes, oranges, mangos, star fruit and a large variety of exotic fruit.

Guests are invited to learn and share the ideas and practices that we have implemented at Playa Cativo Eco Lodge.