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 that open onto an elevated, shared terrace with bay views and breezes. All the rooms have tiled floors and private baths with hot-water showers. There's a mix of rooms, including two larger superior rooms, three suites, and one standard room. A few of the rooms have air-conditioning and three have expansive views over Drake Bay. 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 air-conditioning
  • access is on foot, since the tide washes right up to the lodge steps
  • steps up to hillside rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -8996–6161-lodge

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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