Fodor's Expert Review Jinetes de Osa

West side of bay, Drake, Puntarenas, 60503, Costa Rica

This small bay-side hotel overlooking the beach and almost hidden behind flowering hedges is the most comfortable and reasonably priced place to stay in the village of Drake. There are seven simply furnished rooms—all featuring private baths with hot showers—that open onto an elevated, shared terrace with bay views and breezes. Larger superior rooms and suites have air-conditioning and three have expansive views over Drake Bay---but there's a price for those views: 185 steps to climb. All the rooms have tiled floors. Guests get to leave their artistic signatures on painted driftwood mobiles that decorate the open-air restaurant where breakfast (included) and day-long meals are served. The on-site diving operation is well run, so the lodge is often filled with groups of divers swapping diving tales around the bar.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • affordable rates
  • adventuresome, active clientele

CONS

  • standard rooms are smallish with no A/C
  • access is on foot, since the tide washes right up to the lodge steps
  • many steps up to hillside rooms

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 8996–6161

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

What’s Nearby