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Danville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here as a chaperone to a group of 8th graders and we had the place almost to ourselves. It is only accessible by boat so we took a water taxi from Sierpe to get there. The kids enjoyed the beautiful bay front pool and played cards at the bar tables during their free time. I loved the hammocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third time staying at DBWR, and our experience was better than ever. The food is excellent--the owner is a fantastic cook and she supervises the kitchen. There is nothing better than fresh tuna caught that day, straight out of the Pacific Ocean. This is a family run business that has been in existence since 1985. We first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel with our 2 children. We had a room with a stunning view on the bay. The service is very good, with welcome cocktails, rooms with fridge and coffee machine. No TV and if you need a safe ask the reception, they can hold your personals. The breakfast is nice as well as the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My family of four (kids aged 7 and 10) spent a week here and had a wonderful time. It was easier to get here than I expected; the NatureAir flight went smoothly, and we were met by a four wheel drive to take us to the beach, then a small boat to the resort. You walk through the water to... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

My husband and I with our two teenage boys spent four nights here and had the best time ever. Arriving by plane and then having to take a truck through a small river and then a boat to the lodge was so much fun. Once there we just had a great time. The owner and managers were so helpful and... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We are a family of 4 with 2 pre-teens. We wanted to come to a place that was remote and see wildlife. This place did not disappoint. We were nervous coming to Costa Rica as have not traveled to Central America before and wanted to stay in one place and explore it and not travel all over Costa Rica for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We loved it here. It was a bit rustic but what we expected. The NICEST family runs this place. We had a great time. We traveled during rainy season....it really rains. Bring your boots. We are planning to return next year...which reminded me that I did not review the lodge the last time we were here. I would stay here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Arriving here was an adventure in itself - flying in from San Jose on a little 12-seater, then a four-wheel drive taxi, and then a boat ride across the bay to the hotel to a friendly welcome with an ice-cold drink. That's necessary as Corcovado is hot and humid all the time, but this resort makes it bearable for us... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

First we must say that we did not overnight here. This trip. We did, however, stay a week twenty-five years ago with an extended family group. We stayed this time in the town, which did not exist in 1991. We were invited by the owners to visit the resort and even the cabin we stayed in then, and were given... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were stunned when first arriving to this remote hotel. The views were indescribable, the pool overlooked the ocean where we saw dolphins jumping, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. However, we found out after leaving that not all of the rooms have air conditioning, so make sure to specify. I stayed in room 11 and had a VERY... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Address: Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $396 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
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