Hoping to get some advice about lodging in Drake Bay. We have been reading website after website and pricing seems to widely vary for accommodation that looks very similar. We've narrowed the choices to
La Paloma - highest price but includes transfer from SJO
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort - good price but again transfer from SJO extra
Hotel Finca Maresia - budget but looks lovely. Are the bathrooms really as open as they appear on the website??
If I am right, we're looking at about $250pp to fly from SJO to Drake.
Is the price of La Paloma worth it or are we better off to go lower priced and a la carte for tours, transfers etc.? We are thinking 3-4 nights in Drake Bay and then boat to Sirena and stay 2 nights at the ranger station, then back to Drake and fly out. Our entire time in CR will be 10-12 days, still working out all the details.
Should we spend more time in the Osa or is 5-6 nights enough or is it too much? We like hiking and exploring and would also want to do Cano Island.