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Drake Bay Wilderness Hotel Costa Rica

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica

Rooms and Rates

Notes about this Hotel:
- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is included.
- All packages including Corcovado National Park & Caño Island must be booked in advance. Full name and passport number are required.

Hotel Description

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, also known as the wilderness camp, is located in one of the most beautiful places in the southwestern corner of Costa Rica. Drake Bay Wilderness Resort is near Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, and the Sierpe River. The location is priviledged: the point of land where the hotel is located is at sea level, quite different from many other locations in the area. The cabins are built facing the ocean at a great spot for swimming or kayaking, with the river rushing behind you, an ideal spot for water sports and the river gives this wilderness hotel resort an added benefit: you can comfortably land into the dock instead of making a beach landing. The Drake bay wilderness lodge resort offers 20 cabins set right by the Agujitas River which is a great place for some water sports. Drake Bay is full of wildlife including scarlet macaws, toucans and many other representative species. The close vicinity to the Corcovado National Park will make it possible for you to enjoy hiking and exploring this wonderful national park.

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort also offers free laundry services, great service with bilingual staff that is knowledgeable about the history of the area; a swimming pool with ocean view, and a pool side restaurant. The area was named after Sir Francis Drake, who dropped anchor on this Costa Rican bay in 1579. Stretching down from Drake Bay are miles and miles of deserted beaches, and besides all this beauty, you will be able to find tide pools, spring-fed rivers, waterfalls and forest trails. The area is always warm and the average temperature is 75 F (24 C). Experience the unspoiled wilderness at this wonderful wilderness hotel resort and lodge, where each of the two distinct seasons in Costa Rica can be enjoyed in their own way: dry season brings lots of sun and cool breezes, the green season turns the normally luxuriant jungle into a riot of vegetation where all animals thrive and frolic and you can explore it in tranquility with less people around. Take advantage of the bilingual guides who will entertain you with interesting facts and history of the Drake Bay area.

Visit Drake Bay Wilderness Resort in Costa Rica and have an unforgettable experience that will give you adventure, fun, relaxation, and a time away from all the daily things of your life. You will enjoy this place, and still get the opportunity to visit some of Costa Rica’s best spots around the area. Relax in the fully stocked open air bar and watch the sunset color the sky in brilliant shades. Enjoy the unique buffet style breakfast, and the tasty lunch and dinner which feature locally caught seafood, meats, produce and organic tropical fruits grown in the lodge itself, as well as home made breads and desserts.


Location and Driving Directions

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort is located on the southwestern corner of the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. South of Drake Bay is the Osa Peninsula that is home to Corcovado National Park. You can fly to Drake Bay’s strip, but you need to make arrangements in advance because the strip is very small and the space to bring people down to the area is limited. The flight duration is approximately 50 minutes from San Jose. Express buses depart form San Jose to Palmar Norte. The terminal is located between 5th Avenue and 14th street, and the bus trips is approximately 6 hours from San Jose. Once in Palmar Norte get the bus to Sierpe. Whether it is that you are driving or taking the bus, you need you need to go to Sierpe and find space on a boat that will take you to Drake Bay.

If you are driving from the Juan Santamaria International Airport or San Jose, take the Inter American Highway towards Palmar to the turnoff for Puerto Jimenez. Then continue on until you get to Rincon, and turn onto the rough road leading into Drake Bay. But if you are coming during the rainy season, it is not recommended to take this road, for it can be damaged by mudslides. Another route is to take the Inter American Highway towards Perez Zeledon. Once in Perez Zeledon take the road and follow the signs to Dominical. Continue along the coastline south to Punta Uvita, Tortuga Beach, Cortes, and keep driving towards Palmar Norte. Once at the stop sign of the Inter American highway South turn right and cross the bridge turning then right to Sierpe. Follow the road to the Banana Plantations and it will lead you to Sierpe where you will take a boat to Drake Bay.

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica