I just returned from my stay at Cabinas El Mirador Lodge. My boyfriend and I stayed for two weeks and we could have stayed two weeks more! We loved it! It was exactly what we were looking for, cabins amongst lush beautiful scenery.
El Mirador is on a hill side giving you the best views of Drake Bay. We saw beautiful sunsets every night from our cabin. The beach is down the hill, just steps away. The food at El Mirador is superb! Home cooked healthy and plentiful! You will never go hungry here. If you want to venture out for the day they will pack you a bag lunch to go. They have beers and cokes to buy for $2 each and you can get white or red wine for $12. You can just add the beers to your tab and pay at the end so it's easy. We enjoyed a nice cold Imperial Silver in the afternoons after our treks. The owner Michael can arrange all your tours for you and give you all the information you need. He makes you feel right at homes and loves to joke around. He is quite the character and we will miss him and his laugh. All the staff at El Mirador are extremely professional and helpful, I was very impressed. The cabins were cleaned everyday with fresh towels. You are higher up than the other hotels in the area so you can easily see toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and butterflies right there. There is also a sloth that hangs around in one of the trees at the bottom of the hill although he is quite high up.
I highly, highly recommend the snorkeling tour to cano island! The snorkeling was spectacular! All the guides we had in Drake Bay were extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly and they really cared about the environment and were passionate about the area.
The town is just up the road and has a few restaurants, an ice cream shop and two small grocery stores. Most stores and restaurants accept US dollars and Colones. Most shops do not open until the afternoon.
We did the San Pedrillo trek, Sirena, Canopy tour, Snorkeling twice, my boyfriend did one day of diving with Drake Divers and we also took the night tour with Traci the bug lady.
If you are used to staying at five star luxury hotels then this place wouldn't be for you, there are other places in Drake that would suit. However if you want an amazing view, friendly staff, a superb host, great value for your money, fantastic food, a relaxing vacation in a tropical paradise then look no further than Cabinas El Mirador.
We really discovered a gem when we found this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabinas El Mirador Lodge has one of the most spectacular views in the Osa Peninsula. Spend the day hiking in Corcovado National Park, snorkeling on Cano Island or relaxing in a hammock watching the sunset over the pristine waters of Drake Bay. Our rustic installations is located 80 m above sea level, and the hotel has 3 hectares of land with 200 m of beach front in Drake Bay with an amazing view of the Pacific ocean. The bay has beautiful beaches and tropical forests as well as the flora and fauna that is characteristic of the Corcovado National Park. We offer the best value in Drake Bay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabinas El Mirador Hotel Drake Bay
- Cabinas El Mirador Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay