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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

....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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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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 March 8, 2015

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 February 24, 2015

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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