We traveled to Drake Bay in February 2013, it is a memory we will cherish forever! First of all I will tell you that I agonized over lodging and travel to and from Drake Bay for many weeks prior to departure. I called and emailed Jamie at Casita Corcovado a few times with many questions, each of them I am sure she had been asked a million times and each time she answered as if it were the first. Drake Bay is very remote, but worth ANY effort you put into getting there. Many people say to fly into Drake Bay, and I agree that if it were rainy or muddy this would be the method of choice, but in February things are hot and dry generally so we were able to drive in with no problems at all! I was prepared for the dirt-jungle portion of the drive to be very difficult and scary...it was neither. Frankly, driving in parts of western and central Virginia can be more difficult but you should heed the warnings and call ahead before you strike out in a car.
Once we arrived in the tiny little village of Drake Bay Jamie and Craig took care of everything! They greeted us warmly upon arrival and showed us to our room. These two have a gift of instantly making you feel like family, they are very special indeed! After we got settled in they took us on a quick tour around the village, they showed us the best restaurants, the grocery stores, etc. This tour was appreciated and was the launching point for our four day adventure. Jamie and Craig asked us what things we wanted to do, gave us the history, told us all about how they ended up in Drake Bay, and gave us a sense of the days ahead. Jamie and Craig will book and arrange any activates and tours that you want.
The Bed and Breakfast is cozy with a main house in the front, kitchen and outdoor dining area in the middle and the owner’s residence in the rear. Things in Drake Bay tend to get going at sunrise, and the day is pretty much over at sunset so be prepared for that. While we were there we went to Cano Island, Corcovado National Park, we went on a horse back trip, and we took a night time jungle tour. Absolutely take the trip to Cano Island and also to the park! If I were to do it again I would not go on the nighttime tour. Frankly that is because this is truly a nighttime rainforest submersion trek and I was afraid. It was VERY dark and there were snakes, spiders, and the like all around us on the ground and in the trees. Many people love this sort of thing and I’m sure they would love this. We also ate at all of the local restaurants; our favorite by FAR was Gringo Curt’s Seafood!!! Honestly, we dream of his fish tacos and his banana grilled fish...amazing!
The rooms at Casita Corcovado are basic, the beds are very comfortable and the A/C keeps things nice and chilly. Breakfast is served on the patio while you discuss the day’s adventures with Jamie and Craig, and watch the many tropical birds that are in the yard and flying above. We can't wait to go back to see Jamie and Craig at Casita Corcovado and if you’re lucky you will get to go see them too! We spent three weeks in Costa Rica and the four days in Drake Bay were our best by far!