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Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort

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#2 of 16 hotels in Drake Bay
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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a remote eco-conscious beachfront Drake Bay resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. Located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Infinity pool
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Allison F wrote a review Sep 2022
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If I can talk about how amazing everyone is I would talk mostly about the service. The place was beyond magical. Everyone from the front desk to the manager and to the world star for incredible. It is by far one of the most hospitable places I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kaycee Franklin wrote a review May 2021
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All the pictures and words in the world could not describe how amazing this spot is. This place is a little slice of heaven. The service is incredible. Randall helped us sort out every little detail and was very attentive to our needs or any questions we had. Henry, grievin and Jhonny served us our food and drinks with a smile. The food was extraordinary and the drinks we had were not only delicious but they were also beautiful. The Cabinas are gorgeous with a nice porch to relax on. The AC is amazing to sleep in seeing how it’s so hot and humid during the day and night. Nothing compares to the beauty of the property we saw so much wild life Toucans, scarlet macaws, basilisks, sloths and so much more. We booked a few activities through the resort like horseback riding on the beach and snorkeling where we saw dolphins, sting rays, sharks, sea turtles, octopus and beautiful tropical fish. My favorite thing to do was wake up have my morning coffee and go for an ocean swim right in front of the hotel. This resort is an absolute dreams and will forever and always be my favorite place on earth. Thankyou for being so incredible and making my stay in Costa Rica so special and breath taking. I will absolutely be coming back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jan 25, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful words. It really is something you need to see to believe! We can't wait to have you back.
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Meghan wrote a review Aug 2022
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Our honeymoon stay at Copa De Arbol was so beyond fantastic I don’t know how I can even put it into words, but I will try for the review! First off, I want to thank Lisseth, Randall, Grevin, Alexis, & Mario especially for their outstanding hospitality to my husband Finley & I during our stay. They felt like family by the end of the trip & we anxiously await getting to come back in the future hopefully with our family to meet “Uncle Mario” LOL. The friendliness of the staff was truly top tier here. And the food?! PHENOMENAL! Every single meal was outstanding. The pool, accommodations, staff who helped around the property, etc. were all just as wonderful. We had lots of rain during our mid-June stay (to be expected in Costa Rica), but the activities we did get to book through the hotel were so fun & even just hiking around the property or hanging by the pool makes for a great day. We loved our week here so much & can’t wait to go back some time in the future! Definitely stay here if you’re looking into it :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LAtraveler57 wrote a review Jul 2022
Louisiana56 contributions36 helpful votes
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This place is so very lovely. The pics on their web site are true and accurate. My husband and I spent 5 nights and six days in cabina 9. The food was great and the attention from the staff is outstanding. I can't remember all the names so I won't try. Every one of them was courteous and there to make life easy. I appreciated the folks who gave tips on previous reviews so I will try to give some tips to help make your trip successful. There is AC in the cabina...It was never as cool as my ac at home but it still felt good after being out in the humidity.. There are steps up to everything. You are literally in the tree tops dining and in your cabina. The views are entrancing. Bring a flashlight. It is VERY dark at night and, during a very bad thunderstorm we lost power for a brief time so it was good to have one in the cabina. Bring a rain poncho as it rains sometime each day. Umbrellas are available but a poncho can help as well. As others have said, it is a wet landing so wearing board shorts arriving and departing is very helpful as are swim shoes or sandals that won't fall apart from being knee deep in water. There is no method of contacting the office staff from your cabina. It was apparent when we ran out of tissue late one night and neither of us wanted to trek to the lobby in search of more. LOL The resort can provide a hair dryer. It is so humid there that taking my flat iron was unnecessary. Take barrettes or headbands if you can't put your hair in a ponytail. It is futile trying to style your hair.. Once wet, your clothes will never dry due to the humidity. They do have a laundry service where you pay by the piece. There is no TV in cabina, wifi is not consistent except up around the office so download what you think you need for entertainment. We went on the bird walk, the night hike and the Corcovado tour. All were good, the night hike can be creepy -its so dark-but my husband loved it. The Corcovado tour is a 4-5 hour walk...due to the rains, we wore rubber boots that the resort has available for guests. It was a very tiring day. We are 65 and 70 years old, very active at home, but the humidity and the constant walking was challenging after about 3 hours. Make your back pack as light as possible and put snacks in it as you leave the resort at 6:15 am and do not return until 1:30pm. The tour guide offered us fruit after we had finished hiking. We did see toucans, scarlet macaws, snakes, spiders, a sloth(my fave), an anteater, a crocodile, beautiful butterflies, and other birds whose names I can't remember. We tipped at the end of our stay....putting our cash in an envelope and writing on the outside of it how much we wanted each person/staff area to receive. Be aware of the weight guidelines for luggage for SANSA airline, the 12-seater you can ride from San Jose to Drake Bay. It is different than US airlines. We had no trouble with Sansa. they were a little late leaving but early to get us on the way back. The flight is about 35 minutes over beautiful country and you land next to a field of cattle. It is an adventure for sure. I've attached pics of Iquana by the pool, the beach near our cabina, the resident dog, Star Fruit, who was so sweet and the Sansa Plane. We were glad to go and experience this blend of jungle and beach. Here are just the things I would suggest to the management of the resort: Brighter lights in bathroom for older eyes. Taller Lamps next to bed for easier reading. hand rails going up into the Cabina.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you so much for your detailed review to help future guests and provide us with valuable feedback. We are so glad you chose Copa De Arbol for this adventure!
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hardingaspen wrote a review Jul 2022
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This place is BLISS. The combination of beach and jungle is a perfectly magical combination. You will feel very secluded and in the middle of nature when staying here (you may even have howler monkey alarms at 5am). The 4-tiered pool/jacuzzi overlooking the ocean is what dreams are made of. They have poolside bar service as the cherry on top. We were treated like royalty staying here - the service was the best I've ever had (thank you Juan, Alexis, and Greivin!). We had a massage done by Ana and it was so wonderful! Overall, this place is paradise and I would recommend to anyone!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you for your kind words and sharing your experience! We hope to see you again one day!
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SparklePanda wrote a review Jul 2022
Boulder, Colorado164 contributions11 helpful votes
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What an amazing experience! From the boat ride in to our departure, it was a wonderful time. We traveled as a family of three with our seven year old from Colorado. We stayed in cabin three which was farther from the beach but was totally secluded and awesome. I was a little surprised that the doors to the cabins do not lock, but we had no issues at all while we were staying there. Be prepared for bugs in the cabin. Big bugs. Also, howler monkeys enjoyed surrounding our cabin before sung rise to sing to us. Kinda spooky….but a cool experience nonetheless. The staff was great. From Lissette at the front desk to the entire crew in the dining room. I couldn’t imagine anything needing to be improved. We all loved the time that we spent at the pool and even made friends with some of the other guests staying there. Our daily adventures down the path to find new and secluded beaches was magical. Starfruit the pup won our hearts and we looked forward to finding him at every meal. He joined us on our beach explorations and made us laugh as he dug up the crabs and murdered them. One of our favorite memories was a day at the pool when the spider monkeys came through and started tossing down mangoes. We arranged a snorkel tour (bad visibility, but great crew), a hike through Corcovado (a total adventure coming back on the boat through a storm,) and the night time bug walk. It rained almost every afternoon…. Super dreamy….. and we hung out at the cabin and played board games. We were happy that we picked up a couple of bottles of alcohol in San Jose to bring down with us. It was nice to be able to make cocktails to take down to the pool or have in the cabin. The food was plentiful and delicious. We stayed for 6 nights and it felt like the perfect amount of time to spend here. Yay Copa! 🦥
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring a headlamp, purchase booze in San Jose, head left on the path to find some amazing beaches.
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Responded Aug 2, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so happy that you made the most of your stay and enjoyed all that we have to offer!
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Jane A wrote a review Jun 2022
Wilton, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 3 nights at Copa de Arbor in February. We were welcomed with a refreshing drink. The staff is fantastic, the food is delicious, the setting is spectacular. The room was very comfortable and clean. I would recommend this resort to anyone. I am vegan and they always had a delicious meal for me. Everyone in our group also said their food was delicious. The plates looked beautiful also.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Aug 2, 2022
We are so happy to hear that you had great experience! Thank you for sharing.
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greekislands_nyc wrote a review Jun 2022
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Copa de Arbol's staff and amenities are incomparable. From the moment you set foot on the Osa Penninsula, you will be transported to paradise. Copa de Arbol is perfectly situated between the rainforest and the Pacific Ocean. You'll see animals galore, explore stunning beaches and rainforests, and eat the most divine food. The staff at Copa could not be more friendly or accommodating. Don't miss a chance to visit this heavenly resort!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Mike Michaelsen, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy you were able to stay with us!
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Daphne E wrote a review Jun 2022
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Our family spent five nights at Copa de Arbol and it was an experience we will never forget. We cannot wait to go back! The service is outstanding (we really enjoyed talking with Alexis and Greivin who were great), we loved our bungalow which gave us plenty of space, the food is phenomenal, and just the amount of wildlife around. Wow. There are almost no people around which makes it seem like the whole area is yours. Yet, we made some amazing friends who were staying at the same time. The kids loved the pool, the hiking and snorkeling tours, and just playing in the little beach inlets along the coast. Highly, highly recommend Copa de Arbol for a really special vacation!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Mike Michaelsen, Owner at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort
Responded Jun 24, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so happy that you enjoyed a memorable vacation with us!
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HopeAbounds wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Osos, California137 contributions21 helpful votes
We very carefully researched options on the highly recommended Osa Peninsula. So glad we found Copa de Arbol. Our cabina, the food, wonderful staff, and special activities like Corcovado park, world-class massage, and night tour each were amazing. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. A/C in the rooms and a multi-tiered infinity pool added to the experience. We had 5 outstanding nights in a spectacular place. While it rained for a time each day, it didn’t dampen our enjoyment.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We visited in mid-June. The flowers were out and the trees were fruiting. The lodge has a...
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Responded Jun 24, 2022
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Copa De Arbol and were able to take advantage of the wonderful experiences available on the Osa Peninsula!
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PRICE RANGE
$665 - $870 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (2.2 miles), Finca Las Cascadas Drake Bay (2.3 miles), and Drake Bay Art Gallery & Jewelry Store (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Restaurante y Cabinas Casa El Tortugo, Drake's Kitche, and Carey Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and an infinity pool during their stay.
Does Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.