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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geetbets
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59 reviews 59 reviews
56 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of our trip through Costa Rica we stayed two nights at this resort. Getting there is an experience on itself. The boat trip on the Rio Sierpe and through the mangroves is an absolute must. We were lucky (although, “lucky”) that there just had been a heavy storm on the Pacific Ocean. Attempts by the captain to... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Drakes Bay Wilderness Lodge, 14th March 2015; length of stay, 3 nights Fabulous!! Stunning setting, gardens lovely; cabins good with air-con, excellent décor, each with small veranda with views across the gardens to the ocean. Gorgeous bar and swimming pool area (try their fruit juices, you won’t be disappointed, yum!) with super ocean views; food excellent, beautifully presented and served;... More 

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Nancy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The location of the resort is breathtaking! Staff at the bar and restaurant is lovely, so polite, the food at the restaurant is really good and fresh! I have no words to describe the view you will get when you come here. Je conseille cet hotel pour son incroyable location et vue à couper le souffle. Le personnel est au... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My teenage niece and nephew and I stayed at this wonderful resort for a week in April. We stayed in two adjoining rooms in a cabin, both rooms were clean and comfortable. The setting for the resort is awesome - right on the water and in the rain forest. The tours were fantastic and we saw so many animals and... More 

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay. The property is so quiet (except for the wildlife, like howler monkeys in the morning), tranquil and well situated. All the rooms are on one level on a peninsula overlooking the ocean where we saw manta rays jumping out of the water. The rooms were clean and bug free, the showers hot. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Can't say enough wonderful things about the Drake Wilderness Resort. I have travelled a lot. I have seen beautiful settings with very helpful staff. The sounds here are jungle and ocean, the landscaping beautiful. The owners and staff aiming to please, Trips are great and coordinated with tremendousl flexibility. Meals friendly and good. I can't wait to return.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The staff at the Drake Bay Wilderness Resort were incredible from start to finish during our week long stay. They arranged all of the transportation to and from our hotel to the Drake Bay airport and made our entire stay really easy and relaxing (e.g. setting up fantastic fishing, snorkeling, jungle tours; preparing wonderful meals from fresh, local ingredients including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not the first time here. Not the last one. This place is secluded from it all. amazing trails, fishing and beaches around. A boat ride with one of the locals will take you to all the hidden gems. And when you are back at the hotel, friendly service from Victor and the rest of the staff of this hotel perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My friends and I spent a day at the Drake Bay Wilderness resort recently and it is easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is located right on the shore with stunning views out over the bay. We drank delicious cocktails from the bar and relaxed by the salt water pool in the afternoon sun.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

....ended up not so much. Drake Bay itself is a drop-dead beautiful spot - remote, uncrowded, untouristy. I was looking forward to all the great excursions that come as part of your package there, but we had some bad luck, my husband became very ill there, and we had to leave early. While we were there, it was extraordinarily hot... More 

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