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BahiaDrake 75 Metros Este D Ela Escuela, 50603 Costa Rica
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#11 of 139 Specialty lodging in Osa Peninsula
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Free parking
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Parker G wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband and I were on our honeymoon and spent a week at one of the houses Emilio and his wonderful family has in Drake Bay. It was so beautiful with Toucan's flying by, a wonderful kitchen to cook in, comfortable bed, flowers all around and a delicious breakfast at prepared in the morning for us at the main Lodge. Emilio and his whole family are just wonderful, welcoming and helpful. We took an overnight tour in Corvovado with Elbert, Emilio's brother, and had a trip of a lifetime. Elbert is an incredible guide and a wonderful person and we couldn't recommend this experience more. Thank you so much!! We hope to return again and will send our friends and family for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Stina L wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
First off, the view of this place is simply amazing! Beautiful view over the bay and lush vegetation all around. We saw so many animals just outside the terrace (which is huge btw): Toucans, Macaws, all sorts of birds, iguanas, butterflies.. The terrace has several seating options, armchairs, bar stools and hammocks. The cabins are designed with attention to details. Everything you need is there, a fridge, places to put your things, hangers and hooks. The owner Emilio was super accommodating and helped us with everything we needed. He booked us an excellent guided private overnight tour to Corcovado as well as a snorkeling tour. He also showed us a really nice trail to a secluded beach, rainforest with lots of animals as well as interesting plants. Delicious home-cooked breakfast in generous portions with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes and sometimes cinnamon buns. This even on days when we went on tours as early as 5.30 in the morning(!). We also appreciated the care for the environment, you can refill your water bottles by the reception (for free) to reduce the amount of plastic waste. As some other reviews have mentioned - it’s rustic, and sure it’s humid and you’ll probably get a visit by ants but it’s part of an authentic experience of this area of Costa Rica. We wouldn’t have wanted to miss it for the world!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Allycatttt wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California27 contributions1 helpful vote
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My boyfriend and I did an overnight trip to Paradise Verde on the boarder of Corcovado through Vista Drake. We had originally scheduled for 2 nights, but due to the crazy rain that caused overflowing rivers we could only do one. Emilio thankfully put us in one of the cabanas for that night. It was relaxing and beautiful. The overnight trip was guided by Luis and his brother Nico. It was a private trip to a private location. We were the only ones on the trail which made it very special. Both brothers were incredibly knowledgeable about the area and fantastic at spotting out animals. Sleeping in a hammock in the middle of the jungle was unforgettable. We also did a night hike and found lots of frogs, snakes, and a turtle. For the trip you are provided food, water, rubber boots. Take your own sleeping bag if you want one. The hike itself is not difficult. Communication with Emilio was not the best. We found that WhatsApp was the best way to talk to him. We didn’t really know what to expect and what to bring. He was very kind and informative in person. For anyone thinking about going, do it! Below are some things to expect if planning by yourself: Getting to Vista Drake: take the “ferry” in sierrpe. I use this term loosely as it is a small boat. You check in at the restaurant by the “ferry terminal”. A few people will approach you, but they are all working together. Very kind and helpful. 11:30 ferry is $15 per person, the later one is $20. You will pay before deboarding in Vista Drake. Make sure you have cash. Deboarding means... walking off the boat into the ocean and to shore. Someone from vista drake will be there to meet you. It is less than a 5 min walk. The hike: being sleeping bag, water, bug spray and a change of clothes. The paradise verde has hammocks for sleeping, flushing toilets, and a shower if you desire that. Expect to fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle and be woken up by the birds and monkeys calling to each other. In the fruit season, enjoy fresh fruit from the garden. Leaving Vista Drake: similar to the way of deboarding. The ferries are pretty good with being on time. Listen for the man calling our Sierrpe. Pay him in cash before deboarding. Also recommend to bring a rain jacket, and cover for your luggage / backpack.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anne wrote a review Apr 2019
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Great place to stay when you visit Drake Bay. We stayed for four days. We went 2 days Scuba diving and made a wonderful 7hour hike the other day. We also made a lovely night hike which was organised by the hotel. The owner is a very nice and friendly man. Be sure to book the right cabin through, not all cabines have the vista view over the Bay.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from drakeview, Gerente at Vista Drake Lodge
Responded Apr 25, 2019
hola. thanks you for your visit . we hope to see you here nnext year. oll the best. Emilio onzalez.
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MBMVWA wrote a review Jan 2019
Seattle, Washington446 contributions87 helpful votes
We were worried when we found the the hotel office to check in. Looked like a run down hostel. Went in and Emillo met us. He told us the villa we were staying in was about 700 meters away in with a view of the forest. He rode up there with us and showed us the place. We opened the door and it was beautiful. Very nice wood workmanship I believe he said his brother did all of the work. A slider opened up onto a great deck with the forest as far as you could see. A toucan was on the branch right off the deck. over the next 2 days was saw many different birds and right before sunset tons 20-30 pairs of parrots would fly over as well as scarlet macaws. Nice host and nice place. Emillo also arranged our trip to Corcovado. Another reason to stay in Drake. Met the boat at 6 am , then 1 1/4 hour boat ride to park. Great experience in the park. one very important tip!!!- if you are driving in, be sure to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle with some clearance. The 27 km road was bumpy, but you need the 4x4 for 5 small water crossings and 1 large one. The large one was a river & the water was about 2-3 feet deep. We followed a bus thru the river which help disperse the water away from us, but still worried if we were going to get water in our air intake. Easy crossing if you have some experience, just plan ahead and walk the crossing to find the best route. I am already thinking of staying here again in 2020.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: family villa- 3 double beds and a bunk bed. Had kitchen, and washer. Line dry clothes
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$50 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa Peninsula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Drake Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Vista Drake Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vista Drake Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Vista Drake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Vista Drake Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vista Drake Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Does Vista Drake Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vista Drake Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vista Drake Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.