We flew from San Jose to Bahia Drake. Upon our arrival, we had a taxi-jeep waiting for us which dropped us at Finca Maresia.
Upon our arrival, Miguel, the boss, welcomed us at the main gate of the property and sat with us on the platform overlooking the property: the little houses, the colorful birds and the beautiful scenery. We booked a standard room but wished to visit superior room just by curiosity. We fell in love. Super clean, quiet, with shiny hardfloors, mosquito nets and a cute balcony with 2 hamacs and wooden table to have some rest. The bathroom looked like 5 stars hotels in Thailand: open shower, large comfortable shower head, spa stones on the floor.
Miguel created a very smart system for the food, where you write down on the main board if you want to eat lunch or dinner. There are not many restaurants so you'd better eat on site. Dinner were healthy salad, hearty soup, main dish (meat/fish/vegetarian) and homemade dessert(coco flan, sponge cake etc). It was a real treat; very balanced and appropriate after a day of exploring the jungle or snorkeling . And guess what, all the guests eat at 6pm on the same main communal table. Some nights (we stayed 3 nights) we had great conversation with Americans, some nights with Spanish, some nights with Italians. On the platform, there are a couple of hamacs, seated hamacs, bean bags and chairs to relax and admire the view. Morning breakfasts are made of fresh juices, pancakes/eggs/toasts and fresh fruits. We didn't find anything of such a good value, excellent service and warmth in the +30 countries we have been travelling to in the past 15 years.
Miguel and his staff are very discreet but yet, always disponible to advise you on where to go or what to do. They even provide high quality jungle boots and sickness pills for the sea.
His wife who is a European architect conceived the place, and it really looks like there is some spirit there. There are 2 dogs and 2 cats that our 4 year-old daughter loved very much.
I think you guessed after my review that we had a wonderful stay and recommend you to go there to have the chance to enjoy Finca Maresia while exploring Bahia Drake, the Corcovado Jungle and its surroundings.
Go for Superior !
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