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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2013

A big thank you to Marleny and her team who made our last days in Costa Rica a perfect end! The guides (Manuel and Tico) were very knowlegeable and gave us some great encounters with the wildlife in Corcovado and the Pacific (all 4 Monkey types, tapir, Boa, whales, dolphins, macaw, tucan and many more). The hotel service was excellent...

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Charleston, SC
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Wonderful place to visit! I've been 5 times and will keep going back! The food is some of the best I've had in Costa Rica. They also have snacks at 3pm and you can get ice cream any time you want to from the kitchen. A big plus is that they do your laundry for free so it's a great...

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Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort provides excellent value. Marleny and Adrian and their staff are very helpful and friendly. The accomodations are comfortable and clean. Some rooms have air conditioning, which is not needed at night. All are reached by easy walks with no more than a gradual rise. The food was good and plentiful, and the service was excellent. The...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Our very sincere thank you to Marleny, Adrian and the Drake Bay Wilderness team for sharing their home in paradise with us. The fact that it is an hour long boat ride - departing from Sierpe town, is the tip to prepare oneself mentally for the adventure into a remaining remote part of Costa Rica. Our stay at Drake Bay...

Thank Caroline H
Turlock, California, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort is one of the most delightful experiences of my long life. I stayed for five days and four nights. The owner and the staff proved to be remarkable at they attention they provide their clients and in problem solving for visitors. The guides on our various excursions were highly professional and took the utmost care at...

Thank DocWalk2013
Hayward, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 June 2013

The resort has the best location site and view of Drake Bay. It was one of the first resorts on the peninsula. They are in the process of modernizing the cabins and ours included a/c. The staff were as nice as any I've ever encountered. Their willingness to go out of their way to make you feel at home was...

1Thank LeeB13
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I spent four days at this resort with high school buddies during our Sophomore year, and looking back at the pictures from the trip recently compelled me to find the website and leave a review. I am now a college Junior and hope to visit back again. Why? Well, for short, I had a magical experience here my first visit....

Thank Cole L
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 April 2013

A girlfriend and I stayed here for 6 days in mid January 2013. The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained, the food was always deliciously prepared with friendly staff, not all of them speak English. You'll always meet someone new in the dining room. The owner, Marleny, is a good Tico business woman who is also kind-hearted. She runs a...

1Thank Sandie H
Fullerton, California
Reviewed 23 April 2013

My husband, 14 year old son and I spent 3 blissful nights here in April. It was a great, stress free experience; from the information gathering stage to the boat taxi when we departed at the end of our stay. The staff speaks great English, and provided every piece of information we needed. Our first day, they coordinated an amazing...

Thank BearKamper
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 16 April 2013

As if Drake Bay Wilderness Resort providing of striking beauty and serenity along with all of the adventures and unique activities isn't enough, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort has the most genuine, caring, down to earth, and caring people and staff that I have ever come across in all my travels. The resort itself has been in the family since it...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since it was founded in 1985, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort has continued to be a family run business. Our focus has been to take good care of our guests so that they'll feel right at home. We try to be as flexible as possible, taking into consideration people´s needs and we do our very best to fulfill special requests. For instance, we will prepare meals for special diets. Furthermore, the hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the area. It has large open areas with a bounty of beautiful flowers, tropical plants, big mango trees, and beach almond trees that attract the raucous macaws. The property gives you the feel of being in a private island since the river flows along the backside of the property and the whole front side meets the ocean. In addition to this, most visitors come to us by boat and the access by land to the hotel is a small path, unreachable by car, that is submerged in a jungle. Best of all, there is a paradise like view of the bay and ocean, reflecting the deep blue sky and, beyond that, hills bound in lush forests.We offer all sorts of extras that help make our guests' stay more comfortable and enjoyable. For example, we include a full laundry service. Kayaks close to the water are always at our guests' disposal. We have a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, dock, and hammocks to relax under the shade of a tree with the cool ocean breeze blowing on you. From our hotel we take guests on adventures in snorkeling, hiking, diving, canoeing and whale watching. Visitors often see four species of monkeys, sloths, tapir, caiman and a myriad of birds, including the scarlet macaw, mangrove hawk, toucan... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Address: Desembocadura del Rio Agujas | Bahia Drake, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: ₹ 18,210 - ₹ 26,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Drake Bay Wilderness Hotel Drake Bay
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
#4 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
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“Wifi is only available in the check-in area or bar area, but not in the rooms.”
gina297, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A/C rooms are available, while most have fans and screened windows. If traveling with 4 or more Family Room would be most spacious.”
AprilCBlu, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 6 & 8 are large and have windows on 3 sides.”
carlyep_12, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are in triplexes and share a porch. Quieter rooms may be on the end, but we had a middle room and it wasn't loud at all.”
T6903DZerikap, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our family chose 3 non-air-conditioned rooms which were lovely, clean and no bugs. Any room would be great though.”
crjchl, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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