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Hotel Rancho Corcovado

Bahia Drake, Drake Bay 2110-1100 San José, Costa Rica
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Ranked #9 of 11 Drake Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a little bit away from the main road but right by the beach. The rooms are very nice with a shared terrace. The view on the bay is amazing. The rooms are nicely furnished and comfortable. The food is good but overpriced. I found this hotel quite expensive compared to other accommodation in Drake bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great place on the nice beach and warm welcome by Mario was a nice promise for our 4 nights stay.But we were bit disapointed by cabin no1 located at the edge of field close to beach . There were about 3 families camping and some others parking cars. It was quite disturbing not only by lost privacy but also by... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were booked here for 3 nights. Having parked the car at the Las Vegas Café in Sierpe we were greeted by Mario (Father) & transported by the Corcovado boat up the river and across Drakes Bay to the hotel - a trip that took an hour and a half. We were in room 14 - up 53 steps with... More

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great welcome from the owners Mario and Maria and their family. The food was excellent and the service at the dining room was perfect. The location is great and the beach is beautiful. The bad news is the room. The 2 of us were in room #10 way at the top of the hill. Coming back to the room after... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here the last five days of a 14 day visit in Bahia Drake. We had room 14 which had a superior view of the bay, refreshing air-conditioning, very clean accommodations, cold showers due to an electrical problem. Roger organizes room bookings,tours, taxis and payment before you leave. His father Mario greets people throughout the day he is a... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Rancho Corcovado was recommended to us when the hotel we historically stayed at in Drake Bay was not available. It was a good suggestion, and we had a very nice stay. Our room (#1) was very clean, had warm water for showering, and a good overhead fan. Soap and towels were provided. The owners Maria and Mario were very friendly... More

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Mesilla, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed staying here for an entire week, and Drake Bay in general. Rancho Corcovado is unique in every way. It's an old place with a lot of history, I'm sure. RIght on the beach, really great staff, really great cooks, and everyone really enjoying themselves.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I've been to Drake Bay several times, but this was my first time staying at Hotel Rancho Corcovado. It was wonderful. It is right on the beach, and the sound of the ocean surrounding you is wonderful. The food is great, and they were very accommodating to our vegetarian diets. I love coconut water, so they made sure they always... More

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We loved the Hotel from the moment we were greeted by Roger, the General Manager. Our rooms were ready when we arrived and we were treated to a delightful light breakfast. Our rooms had a great view of the ocean, basic, as others have stated, but clean and as advertised. The tours were organized by the hotel and led by... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

From the moment that they greeted us on the beach as the boat unloaded us into the breaking surf to the farewell hugs from Mario, we felt totally at home in this wonderful spot. OK, the rooms are basic, so if you need air-con and a licensed bar you won´t be happy here. However, if you can sleep well with... More

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Address: Bahia Drake, Drake Bay 2110-1100 San José, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Hotel Rancho Corcovado a familiar and personalized hotel set in a private nature reserve in Drake Bay meets the wild Pacific Ocean, a destination matching everyone's notion of paradise. It is the ideal site to combine both relaxing and adventure in a pure and natural setting hosted by a Costa Rican Family native to the area, who take special care to show visitors the beauty of plant, animal and marine life of the region which is a gift of God. Hotel Rancho Corcovado is located on the OSA Peninsula in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. ... more   less 
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