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Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort

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Drake Bay 60101, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Belton, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My son picked the Osa Peninsula for his senior trip. He had read about Corcovado and its amazing biodiversity. I was nervous about traveling to this remote area, but then found Copa de Arbol online. We booked the trip package,(Corcovado and Cano Island tours), and we stayed 4 nights. It was a great experience. The room was first class. The... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Susan, one of the best parts about living and working here at Copa is meeting all the enthusiastic, interesting people who visit. It was a pleasure meeting you and your son. We hope to meet your whole family soon!! Thanks for taking the time to spread the word. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have never written a review (and I travel a lot). Our stay for five nights at Copa de Arbol was such a special experience that I could not leave without mentioning our amazing time. And, I have looked for a term better than amazing and cannot find one so amazing will have to suffice. From the moment we stepped... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Lynn, thanks for posting your feelings about Copa. It was great having 3 generations of your family spend irreplaceable vacation time with us here on the Osa. We can’t wait for your return and thanks for treating us like family! More 

Dallas, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you want to get off the beaten path away from the tourists to see the real beauty and splendor of Costa Rica, you need to stay at Copa de Arbol! From arriving by boat to eating by candlelight you really feel like you are in another world! I really expected to see dinosaurs roaming about the secluded jungle or... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Our inspiration for creating Copa De Arbol came from a strong desire to share the Osa peninsula and all it has to offer with others. Our guest’s satisfaction is our highest priority. We are very proud of our staff and the enthusiasm and love for the area that so many of our guests have recognized and commented on in the... More 

Barrie, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have been to Costa Rica many times, and have travelled pretty much the entire country, but our recent trip to the Osa and our stay at Cope de Arbol was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. Of course the location can not be beat in terms of beauty, remoteness and wildlife, but combining that with... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Copa De Arbol with everyone here on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it. I agree that flying into Drake is a great option to get here quicker, but I would also highly recommend flying into Palmar Sur and taking the hour boat ride on one of our private boats... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We loved Copa de Arbol. Private, accessible only by boat, small, only 8 cabins and luxurious. This is a family run business where you are treated like family. Every morning there was fresh baked cinnamon bread and sticky buns. Every afternoon homemade cookies and of course the always delicious Costa Rican coffee waiting for you in the main lodge at... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Costa Rica is such a beautiful country to visit. We are happy to have earned your choice as the best of four places you stayed. We are family run and are happy that many guests quickly feel like a part of the Copa family. Thanks from us all. We hope to see you back soon. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Hard to say what we appreciated the most here; the amazing location, the 5star service i.e. discreetness, helpfulness and kindliness of every single employee, the delicious and abundant food, the highly educated and trained local guides (specially Maurizio who is PHD in Marine Biology), they made our tours unforgettable (we have seen more in 3 tours with them than during... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

In my opinion, the Osa is by far the best place in Costa Rica. I saw more wildlife on my first day on the Osa than I did in years of traveling all through Mexico and Central America, so I am not surprised you saw more here in three days than the rest of your month long visit to Costa... More 

Loomis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We spent 7 days at Copa de Arbol and loved every minute of it. We loved our tree house with the views of the ocean and nature all around. We scheduled many of the adventures such as snorkeling, zip lining, Corcovado park, and fishing. They were all great in their own way and would recommend them all!! I really enjoyed... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Copa De Arbol. Our entire staff takes pride in their work and all share a common bond, a love for the Osa Peninsula. Guests often comment that they come as guests and leave as part of the extended Copa family. Welcome to the family. We hope to see you back soon. More 

San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed 5 outstanding nights at Copa de Arbol around June 17, 2013. My husband and I had unit #9, very private with great views, however, there is no bad view anywhere. Each day we were entertained by White Face Monkies, Toucans and a parade of other exotic animals. The snorkeling, hiking and all of the many adventures were fantastic.... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Chef Miguel has spoiled me rotten. After eating the food he prepares with such great care and attention to detail everyday, other restaurants are usually a disappointment. Being the best private, romantic, luxurious hotel you stayed at is what our staff strives to achieve. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing we met, or better yet, exceeded our guest's expectations. Thank... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent 4 nights here around July 4th. Largely lucky with weather, didn't stop any of our planned activities. Scuba had reasonable visibility and saw plenty of large fish, reef shark and sting rays close up at Cano island. I did get a few stings from small Jelly fish and recommend a full body wet suit when they are present. Food... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your relaxing time here at Copa. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Just spent the weekend here and had an amazing time. I've been to the Osa Peninsula a few times before and this is by far the nicest hotel in the area, and really the only true luxury hotel there. There are a couple eco-luxury lodges, but none that feature what Copa de Arbol has. From the time the managers Jonny... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

I can't believe it, I leave for a few nights and I miss a sashimi blowout. To me there's nothing better than fresh tune sashimi/sushi. Sorry I didn't get to meet you guys, but it sounds like you had a great time. We are motivated by the desire to share this amazing area with our guests and honored by you... More 

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