My husband wanted to book a vacation for us where we could really relax, get away from our hectic jobs, and enjoy nature. So we spent 5 days at Copa de Arbol, and what a wonderful time we had! Our cabana was so comfortable and extremely clean. The food was delicious--fruits and vegetables were so fresh and every meal had a beautiful presentation. Our waiters Orlando and Henry looked after our every need, and our master chef Miguel outdid himself with his fabulous creations. Every night, one of the owners, Mike, stopped by at dinner to inquire how our day had gone and how we were enjoying our stay. Angel and Johnny were equally accommodating and made certain we had a wonderful time. As far as some of our excursions arranged by the hotel, we chose to trek through the jungle in the Corcovado National Park and went snorkeling at Cano Island. Our guide, Mauricio, was not your typical tour guide by any means--He was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and sea life that we saw, answering every question in detail and providing many interesting facts--which made our excursions so much more interesting. To and from both locations (Corcovado Nat'l Park and Cano Island), we saw numerous humpback whales and their calves, which was an exciting bonus for us, as we stopped and watched them just yards away from our boat. We also saw the largest school of dolphins I have ever seen, and sea turtles along the way. Snorkeling at Cano Island was a lot of fun and we saw eels, spotted stingrays, and colorful fish. At the resort itself, we saw toucans, scarlet macaws, and several different species of monkeys leaping from tree to tree. My husband got many postcard quality photographs of some very unusual animal species, such as the anteater we saw during our trek thru Corcovado Nat'l Park. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so hopefully some of these photos will show you everything you can look forward to--and more--if you should choose to visit this wonderful place. Yes, it was expensive--but it was worth every penny that we spent. I am just now getting around to posting this review--one month after the trip--and still raving to my friends and colleagues about our wonderful vacation! My only regret is that we only spent 5 days in this paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is an intimate, 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 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copa De Arbol Beach And Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Drake Bay