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The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Hotels

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

  • Southern end of bay Map It
  • Drake

Pros

  • Great location
  • Family- and elderly- friendly and affordable
  • Good food
  • Free laundry service and free kayaks

Cons

  • Not a lot of privacy in cabins

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Between the river and the ocean, this breezy resort has wide-open views of Drake Bay and the most kid-friendly grounds, with lots of flat, open space for romping, a saltwater swimming pool, and rocky tidal pools to explore. The wooden cabins are camp-style, three rooms to a building, perfect for families. But with hot water, attractive tile bathrooms, colorful wildlife murals, and carved animal bedposts supporting firm queen-size beds, this is very comfortable camping. 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 the sunset hour. 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.

Hotel Information

Address:

Southern end of bay, at mouth of Río Agujitas, Drake, 60503, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2775–1716

Website: www.drakebay.com

Hotel Details:

  • 20 rooms, 3 tents
  • Rate includes All meals

Updated 04/24/2014

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