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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bronx, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at this resort in July of 2000 on our honeymoon. Since then, I have never been to a place as beautiful. From the ocean waves as an alarm clock to piña coladas for a night cap, everything was wonderful! Even though the airline lost our luggage on the way down, the staff stepped right up... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother and I loved our stay here! Very helpful, friendly owners + staff, lots of great hammocks to relax in, easy beach walking close by (you just have to make it up one good-size hill first), FABULOUS food, free kayaks to borrow (go up the river or out into the bay), great tours. Meals are there exactly when promised,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paradise! Private visit to explore Osa. Delightful room and a staff who won't stop helping you. The wait staff, the hotel staff, the owners, the captains, guides and helpers...all went out of their way to make our visit pleasant. It is truly beautiful, quiet, and ideal for going out on tours of the peninsula or staying at the lodge and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've actually stayed here twice, once with my parents and sister's family, and I just returned from a friends trip. Both were incredible experiences and I'd go back in a heartbeat. The staff treats the guests extremely well, everything is clean and comfortable, and the food is delicious. From the fresh tropical juice drinks and cool towels on arrival to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in Drake Bay Wilderness Resort and we didn't want to leave! We enjoyed it to the max. The location and the view is just stunning, the service, the friendliness, everything was superb! Our room (very big and very clean) did not had airconditioning, but I would not have it any other way. During the night you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We divided our honeymoon into 2 halves, 1st week on Caribbean side and the second here in Drake Bay. We were aiming for more of a luxury week and got just that. Very helpful and friendly staff, lovely welcome drinks and info about the area, laundry service that was a godsend, and a fantastic dinner each night, so good that... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I first went to DBWR 20 years ago by myself for some adventure. I was in my early 20's. The trip was so memorable that I have told stories of that trip to my daughters at bedtime. Finally, I felt my 10 year old daughter was old enought to go. We went "unplugged." NO TV's or electronics. My kid needed... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We spent the first few days of our vacation at Drake Bay...what a beautiful experience! We felt very welcomed by everyone and went out of their way to make us feel like part of their family. We didn't know what to expect at first, and they helped us to relax and took care of all the details. All of the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We wanted to find a place were we can enjoy birding, swimming in the ocean and relaxing . Thus was an amazing place. When we arrived there a a driver waiting for us to take to a boat and transfer us to the lodge. Yearling, the lodge receptionist was waiting for us with a nice fruited drink which we enjoyed... More 

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Scarsdale, New York, United States
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

From the minute you arrive at the dock you are greeted with warmth and service from Adrian, his family and employees. The exceptional service continued throughout our stay. The excursions are led by wonderful staff, with a shout out to Tico and Fernando!! The rooms are spotless, the pool area is welcoming with a wonderful view and the bar, once... More 

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