Stay at Drake Bay Costa Rica | Corcovado National Park | Edventure
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Corcovado National Park

Drake Bay is a beautiful bay near Corcovado National Park. Corcovado is one of Costa Rica’s most isolated nature reserves and is located on the Osa Peninsula in the south of Costa Rica. This unique tropical rainforest is home to ecosystems that are not found anywhere else in the world. Here, you can still spot animals such as the red macaw, the tapir, the puma, the jaguar and ocelots in their natural surroundings. You spend the night in a beautiful eco-lodge and the jungle is your backyard, a great way to explore Drake Bay Costa Rica!

Sailing to Drake Bay

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Sailing to Drake Bay

The small town of Sierpe is the point of departure for your next adventure! You step aboard a boat and sail through the mangroves towards the ocean and the village of Drake Bay, near Corcovado National Park. If you’re lucky you will be accompanied by dolphins and if you travel in September you might spot whales as well!

Tours to Corcovado

Tours to Corcovado

Freek Vonk (a Dutch biologist and tv host who visited Costa Rica via Edventure to shoot his show ‘Freek in het wild’) spotted a puma near the lodge in Drake Bay. Maybe you’re as lucky as he was! There are beautiful tours to be made in Corcovado National Park.

You can opt for a day tour (hike) to Corcovado National Park or a snorkelling trip to the deserted island of Isla de Caño. The hotel can help you with making reservations for other activities as well. If you don’t want to book an additional activity, you can still truly enjoy the area. The nearby beach is perfect for long walks and to take the time to relax. Enjoy the views from your hammock and fully immerse youself in the beautiful setting…

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Remco and Louise

In Drake Bay we stayed in a super nice hotel. We got a private house with a beautiful view over the beach. The food was included and was really super good (steak / tuna steak). There was a lot to do and we would have liked to stay longer.
Our 1 day tour to La Sirena ranger station in Corcovado started out great. While sailing we already spotted whales! We also spotted a lot of animals in La Sirena such as a tapir, various species of monkeys, agouti’s and more.

Check our travel blog for more information, we visited La Sirena on day 27.

 

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Corrie and Annemiek

In Casa Drake we stayed in a new wooden house with porch in the garden, beautiful! Our Costa Rican hosts welcomed us warmly and spoiled us with great food! . The first day we walked around in the area, also to the entrance of the NP Corcovado (only two kilometers away). There we met two park rangers and a woman named Celia, who lived in a hut opposite the park house. She guided us into the forest and told a lot about the environment and how she herself lived and tried to make ends meet. She had fruit trees and medicinal plants in her garden, built by her grandfather. But the house was no more than a hut with an outdoor kitchen. A fascinating, unforgettable meeting. We also received delicious coffee from the park rangers!

The son of the family at Casa Drake, Edward, spoke good English and arranged a birdwatching tour at our request. We did that the second day, just from the lodge and it was fantastic. Our guide was a young woman, Elly Maria.

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Wendy and Martijn

We truly recommend to take a boat from Drake Bay to Corcovado National Park. Our day trip  was fantastic and we saw a lot; tapirs, birds and monkeys.

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Mireille

Our visit to Drake Bay was really too short! We snorkeled and went to the Corcovado National park. This was possible because we took the afternoon water taxi following the advice of the hotel. Hotel staff was really nice, very involved and we enjoyed the great food too!

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Jans and Anouschka

We really enjoyed our stay and the hotel was fantastic. All our meals were included and very tasty. We had wonderfully warm weather, our house had a fantastic sea view and we were able to dive. To us, dive site was not really special, since we are very experienced divers,  but you might be lucky and spot something really nice like turtles or whales.

 

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Angèle, Paul, Koen and Luuk

We found all our destinations very beautiful, but Drake Bay we all liked very much. The pristine nature, the rugged ocean, picnicking in Corcovado three meters away from a sleeping tapir and 10 meters from a swimming shark ….incredible!

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Simcha V. 

To us the highlight of our holiday was our stay in Corcovado at Pirate Cove. We really loved it here and definitely want to come back!

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Carlijn and Wijnand

We had a great honeymoon and enjoyed our stays in all the beautiful hotels. However, Pirate Cove in Drake Bay was really special to us!

Tip from Linda:

Tip from Linda:

Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to enter Corcovado National Park every day. Therefore it is recommended to book your tours in advance. Reservations can be confirmed up to 1 month in advance.

What can you see and do in Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park?

The following destinations are close to this travel package:

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Endless beaches and swaying palms in Las Lajas
Las Lajas is really an untouched region in Panama. The endless beaches along the Pacific coast guarantee nice long walks and excellent horseback riding. Your hotel is right at the beach and the ocean is only steps away. After a dive in the ocean or pool, your hammock and tropical cocktail are waiting for you!
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The best coffee and hiking through the cloud forests of Boquete
A great climate, excellent coffee, tropical flowers, lots of tasty fruits and vegetables....Boquete has it all! The village is a great starting point to explore the area by foot or horseback. Climb the only volcano in Panama, book a canopy tour or learn more about the coffee making process.
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Lovely boutique hotel in the hills of Matapalo
Las Nubes is a luxurious boutique hotel where you can enjoy great food and relax at the beautiful pool. It's an ideal destination to indulge before flying back to your home country or it makes a great start of your travels in Costa Rica.
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Artistic boutique hotel in San Gerardo de Dota
This unique boutique hotel in Costa Rica is located on the edge of a valley. About 2500 meters above sea level. If you follow the road down from the hotel you'll end up in the charming village of San Gerardo de Dota. This village is famous for the mythic quetzal. A guided tour to spot this fantastic bird is a must!
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Spot the unique quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota
Always wanted to see the unique quetzal bird with your own eyes? That is possible in San Gerardo de Dota. This charming village is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica, just 85 km from San José. From the capital, you cross Cerro de la Muerte, the mountain range that separates the Caribbean and Pacific coasts; a beautiful route!
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Glamping on the beach of Matapalo
Waking up from the sounds of the ocean and enjoying your breakfast in front of your luxurious tent, that's in short what you'll be experiencing when glamping in the little coastal village of Matapalo! Matapalo is an authentic Costa Rican town with few tourists, a couple of nice restaurants and a great beach. It's the perfect location to relax and enjoy Costa Rica's Pura Vida!
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Whales and dolphins in Ojochal
You find the charming, little village of Ojochal near the National Park Marino Ballena and the largest nature reserve of Costa Rica: Corcovado. From Ojochal, nearby Uvita you can go whale and dolphin watching, in September there's even a whale watching festival! Do enjoy sun, sea and the beach in Playa Tortuga and Las Ventanas.
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Catch the best waves in Dominical
Dominical is a true surfers paradise. During your stay, it is highly recommended to check out the waves and take a surf lesson! Of course, you can also relax on the beach. Your lodge is located near the village on the beach and offers a nice pool when you're tired of the waves. It is a great place to explore the jungle and do one of the many activities!
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Sloths and capuchin monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio is a small, but beautiful National Park. Here you can explore the jungle, but also relax on the beach and take a dive in the ocean. Iguanas and monkeys might join you on the beach. There's also a great chance you'll see sloths in the jungle. All this wildlife in combination with the white beaches makes Manuel Antonio a very popular tourist destination.

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