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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 407*
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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my absolutely favorite place in all of Costa Rica. It is a small and beautiful Lodge and the cabins are absolutely lovely and they have the softest sheets I have ever slept under! The walls are hand-painted and lend a colorful touch to the accommodations. Every room looks out to the ocean. The saltwater pool is the perfect...

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Drake Bay Wilderness Resort as a family vacation with 9 people spanning the ages of 8 to 71. Everyone loved it. The staff are incredibly friendly and it almost feels like being cared for by family. The food was very good and varied. It is not strongly seasoned so it appeals to a multitude of tastes. Every...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving by a really small plane (Nature Air) at a really small airport (more a gravel road) and by boat this is a wonderful place where you can live like in paradise. Nice little houses with terrace and a breathtaking view over the bay. Dining and enjoying drinks at the open air restaurant behind the pool, watching the swimming kids...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed 5 nights in Feb and would highly recommend Drake Bay Wilderness for anyone who wants to stay in the Osa Peninsula . The accommodations were lovely , the food was prepared with love and attention and the guides for our excursions were knowledgeable and welcoming. Because of airport closures we flew into Las Palmas and...

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Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed from April 10-13, 2017. We flew on Nature Air into Drake Bay Airport. Be sure to check if the runway is open. We heard the runway was shutdown during rainy season and all the way through the last week of March. The fact that the property is beach front and the all-inclusive breakfasts, lunch and dinners was why...

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ticalinda59, Manager at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, responded to this review

Hello Gina and thank you for your kind words, it was lovely to have your family here and I am glad they enjoyed the area. In regards to the airport it was recently paved, so it was closed for a few weeks, but there should not be any problems with it from now on. When the airport was closed however...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this resort. The mood was very relaxed and everyone working at the hotel were completely accommodating. The food was great. The tours that were arranged went very well and I was very happy with all. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking for a relaxing, non-stressful visit to the Osa Peninsula.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We booked our stay through booking.com and arrived at the resort at 12.00. All went really well and we got a boat to the area and then were welcomed with a cold flannel and drink. We went to check in and we're told to sit down and relax. After nearly 1 hour my partner went to speak to the receptionist...

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ticalinda59, Front Office Manager at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, responded to this review

Hello Georgina, it is good to know that the rest of your vacation went well, I was honestly worried that it was ruined after the misunderstanding with your booking reservation. I think that I should go over your review and try to clear things from my end, and I sincerely hope that you take the time to read. When your...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was our fourth time to Costa Rica. We wanted to stay in one place and take day trips and this was perfect. Family-run with excellent staff; we loved all the guides, many who have been working there for years, and were very knowledgeable about birds, wildlife, plants, and trees. We also loved our visit to Corcovado Nacional Parque, our...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was my second visit to Drake Bay Wilderness Resort. Back in 2004 my sister and I made a trip to the Osa Penninsula and really enjoyed our time there and our stay at DBWR. I was so happy to return with my family, 2 sons and husband, and to share this special place with them. Things were exactly the...

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Stockholm
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed three nights here on our tour of Costa Rica and it was the best lodging of our trip. The resort served as our base for exploring the Corcovado area and has a lovely setting on the bay with large lawns and lots of flowers. They have a dive center, free washing, a bar and a restaurant with a...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $379 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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#4 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#4 Romantic 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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