Drake Bay is the most incredible place in Costa Rica, and on Earth!
Being at Drake Bay was the peak of our adventure and enjoyment of our trip to Costa Rica. On this trip, I visited Costa Rica with some of my friends and my brother. We visited the wonderful beach at Manuel Antonio and also visited the Central Market in downtown San Jose. Both were enjoyable, but they did not compare to Drake Bay Wilderness Resort.
One major difference between Drake Bay, Manuel Antonio, and downtown San Jose was lifestyle. To experience the true Costa Rica, we found nothing more natural and pure than Drake Bay. We were looking to get away from everything. And while Manuel Antonio and San Jose were great places, they were too crowded for us.
In order to get to Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, we decided to take an economic route to get there. Instead of taking a 45 minutes airplane ride from San Jose to Drake Bay, we decided to adventure ourselves through the center of the country (and save some serious money). We took a 5 hour bus ride from San Jose to the town of Palmar Sur. The, we took a half hour taxi ride from Palmar Sur to the nearby town of Sierpe. By the way, during our trip to the resort we enjoyed seeing miles of banana and pineapple plantations along the road. From Sierpe, we hooked up with our Drake Bay boat Capitan who took us to our final destination, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort. What an adventure!
So, we arrived at the resort and it was unbelievable. The staff was friendly and immediately escorted us to our room where we could relax. The room was right next to the beach. We had a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, facing the sunrise. The room was large and clean with dedicated full bathrooms.
On our day of arrival we noticed that the food at the resort was incredibly fresh. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner was included in our package. We really enjoyed it. The fish that we ate at the resort was caught the same day!
Since I was there with friends, we wanted to make sure we had an adventure. The resort offered many packages, and we chose a few that we liked the best. We went out to the famous Cano Islad where we spent the day hiking and swimming in the beach. We also went hiking to the Corcovado National Park where we saw amazing wildlife including 4 kinds of monkeys (yes, in one day), toucans, macaws, etc. The whole trip was amazing.
The entire time that we were at the resort we felt like everything was taken care of. Everything went smoothly and we were able to enjoy ourselves fully. 5 out of 5 stars!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since it was founded in 1985, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort has continued to be a family run business. Our focus has been to take good care of our guests so that they'll feel right at home. We try to be as flexible as possible, taking into consideration people´s needs and we do our very best to fulfill special requests. For instance, we will prepare meals for special diets. Furthermore, the hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the area. It has large open areas with a bounty of beautiful flowers, tropical plants, big mango trees, and beach almond trees that attract the raucous macaws. The property gives you the feel of being in a private island since the river flows along the backside of the property and the whole front side meets the ocean. In addition to this, most visitors come to us by boat and the access by land to the hotel is a small path, unreachable by car, that is submerged in a jungle. Best of all, there is a paradise like view of the bay and ocean, reflecting the deep blue sky and, beyond that, hills bound in lush forests.We offer all sorts of extras that help make our guests' stay more comfortable and enjoyable. For example, we include a full laundry service. Kayaks close to the water are always at our guests' disposal. We have a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, dock, and hammocks to relax under the shade of a tree with the cool ocean breeze blowing on you. From our hotel we take guests on adventures in snorkeling, hiking, diving, canoeing and whale watching. Visitors often see four species of monkeys, sloths, tapir, caiman and a myriad of birds, including the scarlet macaw, mangrove hawk, toucan... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Drake Bay Wilderness Hotel Drake Bay
- Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica