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Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Drake Bay

At a Glance

    Pros

  • unrivaled location adjoining national park
  • excellent tours, service, and facilities
  • reasonably priced

    Cons

  • an adventure to get here: be prepared for a thrilling, wet landing
  • no air-conditioning
  • steep road to beach

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Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge Review

This hilltop, jungle lodge has it all: exquisite bungalows in the closest location to Corcovado National Park, extensive gardens, excellent tours and guides and first-class service. The spacious bungalows, spread out for maximum privacy, have been remodeled along organic-design lines. Earth-toned fabrics, cane and bamboo accents, four-poster beds, and huge tile bathrooms with open-air showers set a serene mood. Laundry service is extra, but each room has a clothesline for drying your sure-to-get-damp clothing. There are two swimming pools and self-guided nature trails, including a well-signed garden tour of the immaculate grounds. You can take a boat to Corcovado's nearby San Pedrillo station, or you can hike there with a guide. Another highlight is the Caño Island snorkeling tour, with stops to watch dolphins and whales en route. A daily sunset ritual takes place at the hilltop bar, where guests snack on bocas as the sun disappears behind Caño Island. In the elegant restaurant, decorated with stained-glass panels, ambitious four-course dinners focus on locally produced fish and meats (some dishes are more successful than others). Breakfasts are excellent, and the kitchen packs hearty picnic lunches. The best deal is a three-night package that includes air transportation from San José, all meals, and guided trips to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Northern border of Corcovado, Drake, 60503
  • Phone: /2256–3181; 888/896–6097
  • Website:
  • Location: Drake Bay

    Hotel Details

  • 14 bungalows
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
  • Closed mid-Sept.–mid-Nov.
Updated: 04-24-2014

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