This breezy resort is the best deal in Drake Bay and has the most kid-friendly grounds, with lots of flat, open space for romping, plus a saltwater swimming pool and rocky tidal pools to explore. The wooden cabins are lined up camp style, three rooms to a building, perfect for families or groups of friends. But with hot water, attractive tile bathrooms, colorful wildlife murals, and carved-animal bedposts supporting firm queen-size beds, these contemporary cabins are nothing like cabins you had at camp. Ten cabins have air-conditioning; the rest have louvered screen windows letting in cool ocean breezes. All but one of the cabins are easily accessible on foot or wheelchair. There are three less expensive, tentlike cabanas on platforms at the water's edge, and one air-conditioned "honeymoon" cottage all on its own on a high ridge. Meals are hearty and feature poultry, eggs, and pork from the owners' nearby mountain farm, fresh fish, pasta, and home-baked breads and cakes. The bar serves
free snacks at sunset and there are always coffee, tea, and cookies available in the dining room. Kayaks are at your disposal for exploring the river. Most guests come to see the rain forest, but you can also opt for mangrove, scuba diving, sportfishing, and dolphin- and whale-watching tours. All-inclusive packages are the best deals.