Tours in Drake Bay

Top Sightseeing Tours in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Sightseeing Tours in Drake Bay

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  • kayearth
    earth21 contributions
    We were a family of five (two adults, three kids - 12 years, 9 years, and 5 years old).

    All of us loved the experience. We got an excellent forest experience with a very diverse set of plants, animals, birds, insects, reptiles, water bodies, streams and more.

    Staying overnight allows more time to explore Corcovado and see/hear animals in the evening and early morning, and not just for a few hours in the late morning.

    Please note that, as stated in the details of the trip, accommodation is a dorm - lots of bunk beds with insect netting for each bed, and shared bathrooms (which are reasonably clean and have cold showers). We all slept very well and enjoyed the food - which is served in a school cafeteria like setting.

    Please note the following:

    -- you are not allowed to being ANY food, including fruits, chips, bars, and other snacks. The ranger at the entrance of the park goes through the bags (not a details look, but does a quick scan) and will take away any food.

    -- be very careful while entering the exiting the boat -- depending on the conditions (waves etc.), the boat can move suddenly and one may have just a few seconds to get onto the boat in each cycle (when the boat is steady for a few seconds, passengers get onto the boat and when the boat is being suddenly pushed out/in, passengers back off from the boat and wait). This gets tricky especially with kids. Also note that it is a wet entry/exit -- kids can get wet till above their waists, and adults can get wet till their knees, but may also get wet above their waists).

    -- there will be a dedicated guide for each group (from 2 people to 10 people).

    -- remember to bring a small day back-pack for water, rainwear, sunscreen, bug-spray. There is a lot of walking all through the trip, including an optional 4.30 am/ 5.30 am early morning walk to experience the forest around dawn.
    Written May 8, 2022
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  • Nattybatty030
    Bromley, UK68 contributions
    Our adventure was fun from the start. We dropped a bunch of people off at San Padrillo and then headed for Sirena. Once we arrived it was low tide so we had to walk across rocks to get to the beach, so good job we were wearing our water shoes. Just before we entered the park we spotted puma tracks in the sand. We were able to wash our feet, leave our water shoes by the entrance,  and put on our hiking shoes.  We saw many animals in our trip and our guide Jose just seemed to know where everything might ne hiding. 2 and 3 toed sloths, tapir, aguti, coati, a crocodile, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, ant eater, jesus christ lizards, and iguana, awesome!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would definitely recommend a visit here, especially with our guide Jose.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • SueP187
    Slovenia12 contributions
    We loved our experience with Divine Dolphin! Sierra helped us understand when the many dolphin were feeding, resting, or playing. They were all around us and we were able to get in the water to hear them too! The weather started to deteriorate so sierra and her captain found a quiet cove for us to have lunch before wrapping up our excursion. We had a great time and loved watching the dolphin all around us!
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Federico S
    Panama City, Panama23 contributions
    The canyoning tour with Sukia it's an unforgettable experience.
    David and Beto are very experienced and professional and will make the tour interesting, adventurous and super safe!
    You will hike in pristine primary forest, and have a proper adventure in the river, doing some rappelling, jumping, sliding and diving...
    The scenery of the Tamandua it's just outstanding and this tour it's definitely something different of you can experience in others tours in Drake bay. 💯% recommended.
    Written January 14, 2022
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  • ZenDark30
    Portland, OR2,320 contributions
    Ambassadors for the Osa, Sukia is the model for CR’s ecotourism. David, Andre and their crew of guides have a reverence for conservation that parallels their deep knowledge of species and habitats. Unlike most guides that give you a litany of names, they speak to the symbiosis of micro ecosystems and the environment.

    As seasoned travelers we prefer less touristy experiences thus chose the 6 day adventure package. It began with a night hike where we saw about 20 species including the famed red eyed dart frog and fer de lance viper. A good start to the 100+ recorded species over the 6 days.

    The next two days was kicked off with a 15 mile hike into the Corcovado National Park. The payoff was well worth sliding down vines and watching out for tarantulas. Dinner and rest was at a locally managed lodge with the best hosts. If you can, avoid staying at Sirena station.

    Next up was a hike/swim through a canyon with lots of waterfalls to stay refreshed. While there’s a few places you repel down it’s not a climbing excursion. The perspective of the jungle from the river is unprecedented. Sukia is the only company to offer this experience in Drake Bay.

    The following two days were on and in the water. We were fortunate to witness humpback whales nursing their young before heading north. Snorkeling with sea turtles and schools of Jack fish kept us entertained. On shore the guides cracked coconuts and we sampled fresh bites.

    Our last day we cruised through mangrove forests on the Sierpe River, a world heritage site. There we marveled at the white faced monkeys and their playful antics. The river is teeming with wildlife and birds including crocodiles, sloths, macaws, herons, boas and bats to name a few.

    By the end of our 6 days we had befriended our traveling companions and guides. I remain in awe at how they can see a speck of movement and call out the litter frog camouflaged atop a leaf.

    This is truly a magical place worth preserving. The ministries of environment and tourism need to take notice.
    Written January 25, 2022
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  • Elise R
    3 contributions
    Wow! What a great experience this was :). If you have the time I would definitely recommend to book the 2 days overnight tour Sirena & San Pedrillo!! In Sirena we saw a lot of animals, and a lot of other little tour groups too ;).

    We stayed there for a few hours in the morning before heading to San Pedrillo, where the real adventure begins. In San Pedrillo you walk through primary rainforest that’s over 3000 years old. You can hear that the forest is very alive with all the lovely bird sounds and monkeys howling. Carlos is an amazing, energetic and funny guide that knows how to keep the energy level up from the group. He has some great and interesting stories and he loves sharing his love for the jungle with you! He really added a great value to the trip.

    The accommodation is also great. It’s in the middle of the jungle, close to a river where you can take a dip if you’d like and it accommodates maximum 20 people instead of 80 people at Sirena station. The owners that runs it are lovely and they do serve cold beers & other drinks. Which taste even better after 25 km hiking ;). The second day we went for another great hike and went swimming at an amazing waterfall at the end.

    So thanks Laura, for always quickly replying and helping me out with all the questions I had. And thanks Carlos for the amazing trip!! Enjoy your holidays! See you next time!! Cheers, Elise
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • BackPacker260188
    1 contribution
    We did the night tour with Tracie and Gianfranco and it was great. We saw all sorts of frogs, spiders, lizards and more. Tracie and Gianfranco were both incredibly knowledgable about everything we saw and answered all the questions we had too!
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Sherry D
    1 contribution
    My husband and I loved our birding tour in Drake Bay with Walter this morning. His passion for birding is infectious, and he was equally passionate re providing helpful info on birds we saw, getting his spotting scope positioned just right, and taking great photos. I would highly recommend!
    Written December 31, 2021
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  • Franzi
    3 contributions
    Best trip of our stay in Costa Rica. Davíd and his team are the most kind and caring people we met. They made this trip very unforgettable and unique. For sure people and a place you will never forget.
    Greetings Franzi and Marlene
    Written April 1, 2022
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  • WandererCR
    6 contributions
    The most epic adventure in the most wild Costa Rica. I have no words to describe it but it is like a explosion of emotions and feelings that will make you feel alive.

    I came with no clue what to expect because my peers planned it for me and told me (on porpoise) nothing about it. It was the most pleasant surprise in my life. Every day was unique, incredible, amazing...
    So, my recommendation is to do it. Just do it. Thanks Andre, Carlos, David, Durika family, Alexa, Marvin and flory. Thank you for this unforgettable memory. I will come back.
    Written March 23, 2021
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  • Koendegeus
    Tilburg, The Netherlands11 contributions
    We did the 2 day tour to Corcovado with Elberth. Don't hesistate andbook this trip. You wanna sleep in la selena station. 1 day isn't enough! The guide is amazing and you willsee alot of birds and other animals (but it's not a zoo)
    Written January 30, 2022
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  • Ms.amyrose
    3 contributions
    I can say without a doubt that Corcovado is one of the most stunning awe inspiring places in the world made even better with the help of a fantastic, patient, knowledgeable guide. You’re in great hands if you’re lucky enough to have Eddy.

    We saw all 4 kinds of monkeys in Costa Rica, 3 tapirs, a boa constrictor (!!!!), an eyelash viper, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ lizards, coatis and an anteater among countless other species.

    I’m so happy I did the full day tour to the two stations. I researched before and some of the other tours to Corcovado have you only seeing Sirena then leaving the park around 1 or 2 pm to go back. If we would’ve done that we would missed the swim in the waterfall fed swimming hole while the monkeys jumped overhead. Truly magic.
    Written March 9, 2022
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