We can only agree with all positive reviews! But for those who are divers, trail runners, kayakers, and / or mountain bikers, here are some special information. We are Swedish adventure racing veterans and exercise a lot. I am a diving instructor PADI and CMAS and have dived in many places around the world since the 80's.
The kayaks are of simple type "sit on top" but works well to paddle with the small river and in the bay. The kayaks are both K1 and K2 design, paddles are made of aluminum and a good workout if you normally use carbon :-) The equipment is well used but works. Paddling in the small river is most appropriate when the tide is high but it is not possible to get further up the river than about one kilometer.
MTB bikes are Cannondale hard tail M size 26 'with the old brake system and poorly functioning front shock absorbers, standard pedals. Otherwise I do not think the bikes have been used very much. We had a very good guide, but make sure he has the hardware to fix a flat tire; he had to bike and get it in a village nearby when we got a puncture. The bicycle paths are very nice and hilly, both single track and dirt road. It would have been incredibly fun to ride my own 29'er on these roads!
This is a paradise for experienced trail runners. It is hilly and technically diverse paths to run on. It is possible to run long (several hours) south on a beautiful path along the beach. Important is good shoes that work when it's wet, it is often the need to wade across streams and rivers. Real trail running shoes are important, thin running shirt and running pants (not cotton) are also recommended. Do not forget to bring liquid-belt or Camelback!
It is expensive to bring overweight on the flight to Drake Bay, therefore, I left my own dive gear at home. Osa Aguila has good diving equipment but bring your own mask, first and second stage. I dived with their very simple first and second stage but it would felt better with my own more modern and better equipment. BCD that Aquila has is Scubapro, Swedish quality :-) Also, this equipment is well used but works. Aguila has by far the best dive boat in the area that takes you quickly and comfortably to the island. The dive guide was dedicated and experienced at the location. The actual dive site I am not going describe here, there are descriptions on the web.
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- Also Known As:
- Aguila De Osa Hotel Drake Bay
- Hotel Aguila De Osa
- Aguila De Osa Inn Costa Rica/Drake Bay