My husband and I stayed at the Copa de Arbol resort (in the Bamboo Cabin) for 3 nights in 3rd week in January this year. This resort is outstanding: small enough to be personal, and large enough to be interesting. We have traveled extensively and are amazed at how this resort and its well-trained staff have been established, especially since they have been in business less than 2 years. Copa de Arbol is the perfect place to stay if you want to "play hard" (hike, snorkel, ride or swim) during the day and "live well" (swim in the pool, enjoy great food and drink, and sleep well) at night. Our "wet landing" arrival was easy and comfortable; clearly, the staff has had hundreds of wet landing experience. The resort team was helpful in planning our arrival and very thoughtful (they kept my gift to my husband - an inshore fishing excursion - a secret). Our cabin was exceptionally clean and large and had comfortable beds, nice linen, and a bathroom with a 2-person shower. Beautiful large glass windows with screens and a veranda wrap around 3 sides of the cabin, with views to the ocean (a little blocked by the tress, but no matter) and jungle. Our cabin had an efficient air conditioning system as well as two ceiling fans, and elevated cabins (such as ours) have one or two hammocks suspended underneath to enjoy shade and quiet time. There is a superlative restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean and the gardens. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners were absolutely wonderful: pork with tangerine sauce; fresh sea bass with garlic and mushroom sauce; grilled red snapper with mole sauce; mixed meat tortillas with avocado salsa and black beans ... and the most tasty French toast for breakfast. The menu changes daily, and all food allergies and preferences are accommodated. We had done some tours of Corcovado Park on a previous stay in the area; this time we went horseback riding along the beach (an enjoyable morning), hiked to Drake's Bay along a beach/jungle trail (about one hour one way), hiked along the beach towards Rio Claro, and my husband took an inshore fishing excursion that he enjoyed very much. He was quite successful, reeling in five large red snappers and an amber jack, with thanks to an experienced Costa Rican captain. We saw squadrons of pelicans, toucans, scarlet macaws and other birds, morpho and other butterflies and snakes, and we heard the howler monkeys close to our cabin ... There is ample opportunity to see the wildlife you'd expect to see in the area. Overall, this was a wonderful vacation, and we would definitely stay here again.
- 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