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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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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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North Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We loved the area, very nice and helpful staff. Everyone was very friendly and helped out when they could.The rooms are very small and basic.but have great views when you are sitting on patio. I would recommend a room with AC. Few tips: Breakfast is 6am-8am. Very early...sometimes we went at 7:45 and it was already put away so unclear... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

The resort was clean, well maintained, and well run by the family who owns it. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good. The most amazing thing about the resort is the stunning location and an amazing view of the ocean. Kayaking on the river or the ocean -- take your pick. I absolutely loved staying there! The tour... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We had a fantastic stay at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort! The staff members were helpful in every aspect of our trip, including exchanging emails arrange travel plans, greeting us as we docked, arranging guided tours, teaching us about the area, and even making ginger tea when one of us was feeling under the weather. We traveled during the quiet (rainy)... More 

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chicago
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8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We have been to the Drake Bay Wilderness Resort 3 times, the last time with our whole family, all 18 0f us. We ranged in age from late 70's to under 5. Everyone had a blast. Each day we had the choice of any one of 8 different adventures, one more exciting than the next. Can you imagine being in... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

It is quiet, with excellent care, plus a very good service. The place is very nice, is special to unwind and spend unforgettable moments with family. From the best hotels in Bahia Drake.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Our 21 year old daughter said that our week here was "the best family vacation ever" (and we have been lucky to travel a lot.) The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and very experienced. From our welcome fruit drink we knew this was a special, low key place. We loved watching the waves in front of our cabin and using the... More 

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Elberta, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

We have stayed here a couple of times and can't wait to go back! From the moment you arrive to the lodge until you leave (& believe me, you won't want to!), the entire staff makes you feel right at home in the jungle! And the food is wonderful......fresh and creative meals served family-style. This is a mecca for nature... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We have visited various areas of Costa Rica during our three trips there and each time stayed at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort for at least one week each trip. Everything from the cabins to the staff is wonderful. The trips with the Drake Bay Wilderness guides are top notch and everything you need is provided. Cabins are clean, food is... More 

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East Helena Montanaound.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I'm from a small town in Montana. I was way out of my element. Marleny Jimenez and her family and staff run a top notch resort. It was safe and clean. It had the best location to take part in all the activites. I also liked that it had the pacific on one side a river on another and the... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Drake Bay is not for the faint of heart. The area is some of the most beautiful in the country, but the journey in can be challenging by water. The easy way is by air but not as adventurous. Once there, you are greeted by friendly and knowlegeable staff. Everyone from the boat captains, house staff and caretakers are first... More 

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