We stayed here for 4 nights march 2014. The room we had was very clean (as was the rest of the house and bathroom) and really well prepared. We had a fan provided and an insect net kept us clear of bites at night. This isn't a sanitised western hotel, it is a taste of life in Costa Rica and was a real pleasure for that, the family who own and run the property were very friendly and helpfully. The son speaks some English so communication for us was fine. It's about 10 km from Drakes bay in the Taxi, a pickup truck, but they take you any time you like and if you stay near the hotel lunch and dinner are provided in our cost of 80 USD a day. I would add as others have that the quality of the food was excellent, inventive and varied on each evening. My wife is a vegetarian and this was catered for without resorting to the usual staples.
We are keen brid watchers and photographers and we saw at least 30 different spp. there from the balcony of our bedroom and the ' hammock' balcony. Two scarlet macaws are regular visitors to an almond tree outside our room and every evening at 6 pm there was a noisy congregation of green parrots.
They have a good knowledge of the local attractions and can arrange trips for anything available from Drakes Bay. We went to Sirena park and it was an excellent day with sightings of spider monkeys, a tapier and a large crocodile among the highlights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Drake Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay