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Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort
Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Vashon, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the DBWL and had one of our best vacations ever. Every day was an adventure, the food was very good, the staff very attentive and the host family most welcoming! Edgar and Marleny held a beautiful vision! The resort juts out on a small peninsula affording bay and ocean views. Spectacular lightening shows and sunsets. The sounds of... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Brother and I had a wonderful time at Drake Bay in this very laid back & comfortable eco-resort. Wonderful staff, and the tours were excellent. Even saw humpback whales on our snorkel trip out to the island nearby The resort is on a craggy point so not good for swimming, but 10-15 min up the coast there is a... More

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great boat journey to get to the hotel. First impressions were not brilliant but we found the hotel a really good stop. The trips were very good and the staff were good. The food was better than anticipated. This is a very quiet hotel and the bar closed quite early. You come here for the fantastic views and wildlife. We... More

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Reno, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the drake bay wilderness resort for 4 days with a study abroad tour. My experience was fantastic. From the first time we got off the boat through when we left my experience was resoundingly positive. Adrian, Abraham, and Mickey stood out to me especially. I just wanted to thank them again and to anybody considering travel to... More

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San Francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This place was awesome, whether a family vacation, honeymoon, corporate team building or just that yearned for weekend escape. The staff were so friendly and attentive, the food excellent, our rooms spotlessly clean and cared for throughout our stay. The views, seaside pool and beaches are magnificent. Hikes are unlimited and the locals are so welcoming. Kayak, swim, fishing.... I... More

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I have been to the Osa Peninsula many times and stayed in lots of local resorts. The Osa is a ecological paradise. It was described by "National Geographic" as the most diverse area on earth! Of all the inns I've tried, Drake Wilderness Resort is my favorite. I have stayed there maybe 6 different times.. I can assure you it's... More

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Godstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visited Drakes Bay resort at the start of our honeymoon travelling around Costa Rica, taking the boat and entering from Sierpe, with the main motivation being Corcavado. The resort was very quiet when we were there, which meant the atmosphere was a little lacking, but we understand that was a sign of the times and not a reflection of the... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had a wonderful time at Drake Bay in this incredible resort. Wonderful people there, amazing tours and lots of good places to relax and reflect. Great for kids and grandparents. we loved relaxing in the salt water pool and having the open air bar right there. Gracias a Manuel, Tico, Adrian, Yerlin, Guillermo, Edwin, Juan Gabriel!!

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Loved the lodging, beautiful grounds, wonderful personnel. Pulling up to the hotel was like a scene from a movie. At first it seemed a little rustic but it was all part of the natural charm of the place. I would not change one single thing. The rooms had murals painted by loving hands and the beds had hand carved ant... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We started off our visit to Drake Bay via a helicopter trip from Los Suenos. Adrian and Abraham were fantastic, opening the bar for us, treating us to fantastic food & drinks, most of all treating us like friends and making this the experience of a lifetime for our friends and ourselves. They special ordered a bottle of champagne from... More

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Address: Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Drake Bay Wilderness Hotel Drake Bay
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica

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Since it was founded in 1985, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort has continued to be a family run business. Our focus has been to take good care of our guests so that they'll feel right at home. We try to be as flexible as possible, taking into consideration people´s needs and we do our very best to fulfill special requests. For instance, we will prepare meals for special diets. Furthermore, the hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the area. It has large open areas with a bounty of beautiful flowers, tropical plants, big mango trees, and beach almond trees that attract the raucous macaws. The property gives you the feel of being in a private island since the river flows along the backside of the property and the whole front side meets the ocean. In addition to this, most visitors come to us by boat and the access by land to the hotel is a small path, unreachable by car, that is submerged in a jungle. Best of all, there is a paradise like view of the bay and ocean, reflecting the deep blue sky and, beyond that, hills bound in lush forests.We offer all sorts of extras that help make our guests' stay more comfortable and enjoyable. For example, we include a full laundry service. Kayaks close to the water are always at our guests' disposal. We have a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, dock, and hammocks to relax under the shade of a tree with the cool ocean breeze blowing on you. From our hotel we take guests on adventures in snorkeling, hiking, diving, canoeing and whale watching. Visitors often see four species of monkeys, sloths, tapir, caiman and a myriad of birds, including the scarlet macaw, mangrove hawk, toucan... ... more   less 
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