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Casa Drake Lodge

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Los Planes 1 km South From School, Drake Bay 60503 Costa Rica
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#15 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Drake Bay
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Casa Drake Lodge is located about twenty minutes by foot from Corcovado National Park's Los Planes Station. The lodge is owned and operated by the Aleman family, one of the area's pioneers. It is set on a large property which includes pastures, secondary and primary forest. There are many trails to explore and a lovely waterfall. Casa Drake Lodge is a naturalist's dream!
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Free parking
Wifi
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
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Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Travelsloth wrote a review Jan 2020
107 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in one of the upstairs double rooms in the main house. The house is rural and was a 20-30min drive away from Drake Bay. The house is quite basic in terms of comfort but the family who run the place were friendly and accommodating from arriving to leaving. Our room was reasonably comfortable with the facilities available. The room and house is open to the air and bugs outside but there was a mosquito net (however is was quite worn and had holes in it) there was also a plug in fan in the room. I did get quite a few bites while staying here. Breakfast was delicious every morning and we also ate dinner there on both nights. The food was homely and matched to whatever the family seemed to be eating so actually swayed away from gallo pinto etc which was a nice change. All staff were at all times exceptionally friendly despite language barriers, they were always smiling and on hand to help out. There were also a number of nice pets on site, several kittens and Osso the Labrador! The surrounding rural countryside was beautiful and there was lots of exceptional plants and wildlife in the garden of the house and the surrounding area. The local area was nice for walking but there isn’t much around. If you need alcohol or snacks throughout your stay bring them with you before hand.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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mitworray wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom52 contributions8 helpful votes
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The hosts are lovely people who are so kind and welcoming to their house, alongside their dog and cat! The bungalow was basic but comfortable and the food was very nice. Do be aware that this is about a 15 minute drive from Drake Bay beach. One night we got taken to sunset beach which was a real highlight of the trip. Thanks again and great to meet you all.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GLG wrote a review Jan 2019
Los Angeles, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
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I highly recommended this region and this property. This was my first visit to Costa Rica’s southwest territory where I’ve heard descriptions of natural beauty unlike anything in the rest of the country. I chose Casa Drake Lodge after doing some preliminary research for rates and properties in the area. The drive there from San Jose is approximately 3/4 of the way, beautiful paved road. The last 1/4 however can be a little treacherous for some. It was mostly a dirt road section that requires crossing rivers through some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen in Costa Rica. The reward is definitely worth it. The lodge property is a short drive from the town of Drake Bay where much of the outdoor activities are operated. The lodge itself was a pleasant surprise. Large spacious and most importantly clean. (However, if you’re looking for posh five-star accommodations, this is not your place) The property is managed by a family and I don’t use the term loosely, they are an actual local extended family who run and operate all aspects of the business. I thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality and attention to guest services. I lacked nothing I needed or that was required for a comfortable stay. But I know I don’t speak for everyone and everyone’s needs are different. Although I would have enjoy an air conditioned room, the fan provided was more than sufficient for my needs. The property is broken down into a main house and two bungalows. The main house is two levels where the lower level is the common area that includes a kitchen, dining area and bathrooms. The second level is the sleeping quarters. An all wooden structure adds a touch of rustic charm and warmth to the home. The gardens are ample and well landscaped and the bungalows far enough apart for privacy if that’s important to you. I can’t say enough good things about the quality of service we received during our stay. I consider Zacarías, Edward, Gregorio and Karen to be outstanding host and my friends. Thank you all for your kindness. A special thank you to my good buddy Kendall who represents the next generation of hosts. I look forward to a return visit in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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TobiElizabeth wrote a review Dec 2018
Drake Bay, Costa Rica5 contributions
I had my parents stay at Casa Drake when they came to visit me and my family in Drake Bay, Los Planes. The cabin was very rustic. It was large and very private, but there were issues with bugs and the rain came inside and hit the bed where my dad was trying to sleep. Also, we paid extra for meals so I could eat with my parents. They gave very small portions that barely filled us up. They charged us a LOT for these extra meals, and never told us we could have asked to for seconds portions the whole time! :( Other than that we really enjoyed the time there.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Troy D wrote a review Nov 2018
Palo Alto, California9 contributions2 helpful votes
The Hotel itself is OK, a large wooden house in a small village. Quite far from the ocean, but OK. The service is a bit lame, never knowing who to talk to in order to inquire about tours, or food, etc. The rooms are very basic, and for the price, we expected something nicer. It just seems to be like abandoned. A good service would have helped, but it was simply not there.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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$101 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Drake Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Drake Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Drake Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Drake Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Drake Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Drake Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Casa Drake Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Drake Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.