“Everything that makes a B&B Perfect: Gracious Hosts, Great Views, Delicious Food”
This review is long, long overdue (I only recently got into reviewing places on tripadvisor). We stayed in December of 2011 - but I think Drake Bay is my favourite place in Costa Rica (after 3 visits and traveling over 2/3 of the country) and Casa Horizontes is the best place to stay in Drake Bay; so I had to post a review to show my support for this wonderful little hotel.
The best thing about CH is the owners. It is nice to stay at a place that is Costa Rican owned and operated, and Yammi and Pedro are lovely people and gracious hosts.
The house itself is up on a hill (steep road) and elevated so that the "main" floor of the house has an open patio that is actually at the treeline level - so its amazing for birds - scarlet macaws, toucans, etc. The patio is also where meals are served and let me tell you, make sure to eat here as Yammi's cooking is fantastic. It happened to be my birthday while we were staying and she even made me a chocolate birthday cake to surprise me with after dinner.
Yammi was also helpful in booking tours for us and Pedro even gave us a lift in his truck a few times to get to places we wanted to go (although, Drake Bay is not a big place so - its ok to get around on foot).
Highlights of Drake Bay: birdwatching from the patio at Casa Horizontes, walking along the beach (tons of monkeys, birds, iguanas), and the "Bug Lady" night tour (that tour really is AMAZING). Also recommended is to take the boat to Sirena Ranger station in Corcovado - they have rooms at the station but i recommend bringing your tent to avoid bug bites - and sleep over a night or two (even better if you can get a guide to go with you). The park is amazing, teeming with wildlife, and the food at the ranger station is surprisingly delicious for such a remote place. This requires booking ahead - maybe something Yammi can help with.
The rooms: from what I remember, there were only 4-5 rooms in the whole place. We had the room closest to the back door on the "main" floor. It was basic and clean. We had to share the bathroom (which was worrisome at first) but since I think the bathroom is shared with only one other room, we never had a problem with waiting to use it and it was kept spotlessly clean - cleaned multiple times per day. I believe the other 2 rooms each have their own bathroom - but they were already taken when we arrived. It seems like the nicest room is above the terrace level. So that is the room that I would recommend.
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