Clandestina is an ecolodge located in the remote Osa Peninsula of Southwest Costa Rica, at Cabo Matapalo, where the depths of the Pacific Ocean and the warm waters of the Golfo Dulce merge along a pristine point. Here, the land, air, and water are thick with a menagerie of animal life, from sea turtles and whales to scarlet macaws, and yes, even jaguars. 



The lodge sits on a verdant hillside, only a five minute walk from the beach. This region is the epicenter of biodiversity on the planet, with more than 2% of the world's species in our backyard (that's more than all of N. America!).

We offer comfortable cabins with a casual elegance surrounded by lush gardens and a hundred acres of our private rainforest reserve. Easily explore uncrowded tropical beaches and winding forest trails, or simply relax in your cabin and wait for the monkeys and macaws to parade through the network of mango and other native fruit trees that front the property.

Additionally, many other activities and guided tours can be arranged such as kayaking, horseback riding, surf lessons, sportfishing, hiking, rappelling, even gold panning. Of course, doing "nothing" on a vacation is a luxury in and of itself; a breezy lounge with games, books, and music affords an opportunity to do just that. Whether adventuring or decompressing, we provide a great variety of local, artisanal, and organic fare to nourish body and soul and prepare you for your next discovery.