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Pirate Cove is a small hotel, consisting of comfortable cabins bungalows an Ac Room located on Osa Peninsula the least developed and most bio-diversified area of Costa Rica.
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Free parking
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Susanne S wrote a review Jan 2023
Our stay at the Piraten Cove was marvellous- thanks a lot Susanne and Marvin and all the great others. Bianca makes the best pinia colada we had ever! We are very gratefull that we could spend a week at this beautyfull and peacefull place! Thomas an Susanne
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ken R wrote a review Dec 2022
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada93 contributions38 helpful votes
Pirate Cove on Drake Bay in Costa Rica is in a world of its own away from the big cities and resort towns. The hotel is rustic, warm and welcoming and with fantastic views of the Pacific. It is a great place to relax, snorkel, hike or just kick back and read books in the middle of nature. The food was top notch and very fresh, healthy. We were very impressed with Susanne who owns the place, Marvin and Ashley. They were all very welcoming. Special mention goes to Abraham who ran the bar, did some tours and other things all at once. He was very entertaining and interacted very well with the guests. Pirate Cove has a very special atmosphere which would be hard to find anywherelse.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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David T wrote a review Dec 2022
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Stayed at Pirate Cove for four nights, and enjoyed every moment. We had a bungalow overlooking a truly Robinson Crusoe beach, the same beach where the boat dropped us when we arrived, when we were met by a member of the team to take us up to the hotel. The food was always really nice, and the breakfast was a very varied buffet with hot and cold options. On arrival, there was help with arranging tours, and there was always someone at the desk to help with queries and changes to the tours (due to weather). The dining/pool area doubles up as a "hang out" spot outside meal times, and when the bar is open, a nice place have a well made cocktail as the sun goes down (thank you Abraham!). The whole place was spotlessly clean, with the housekeeping team keeping our room in order every morning. But the stand out feature of the hotel was the team. Everyone of which could not have been more helpful, smiled at every interaction, and clearly enjoyed working together to make Pirate Vove a very special place. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emily B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wonderful place!!! Great, comfortable rooms at the end of the earth. Right on the beach and super easy access to Cano Island, Corcovado, and other attractions. Nelson is great about communicating with other vendors and hostels in the area to help get you everything you need, even if it isn't benefitting them. Very affordable drinks. Staff and food are great! I had a bit of traveller's stomach and a dear woman in the kitchen made me a special tea to help. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Maya P wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great stay at Pirate Cove, largely due to the incredible staff team — Marvin, Nelson and Ashley! They went above and beyond in their responsiveness to booking enquiries and to make our stay enjoyable. When I was stung by an insect that got infected after a few days, Ashley organised for me to see a doctor in town in 20 mins time! The room was light, airy and clean, with a hammock on the balcony and table with chairs to chill on. Breakfast was quite basic, but lunch and dinner were delicious, although the portions are on the smaller size for someone with a big appetite. Also at pirate cove you get the advantage of it being private and right on the beach, since no other hotels are nearby. We happily walked into town, even though it was about 30 minutes away, or got taxis organised by the staff. Definitely recommend staying in pirate cove, especially in one of their refurbished rooms. Also amazing sunsets!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Craig D wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife and I stayed in the Bungalow for 3 nights and did the San Pedrillo and Sirena Ranger Station tours in Corcovado and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The boat ride from Sierpe to Pirate Cove was a great experience. It was about an hour with half on the River and half in the ocean. A little bumpy, but very scenic. This is a fast boat ride, so don’t expect a tour style ride. The bungalow was very nice with chairs and a hammock on the porch. Shower was Luke-warm, but refreshing after a long day in the sun. There is no A/C in the bungalow, but the ceiling fan was plenty for this time of year. They had a pool, access to a small fresh water lagoon, and the beach. Kayaks were available for the lagoon and we saw monkeys, scarlet macaws, and tapir tracks all on the property. Of the tours, I recommend the San Pedrillo Tour over the Sirena tour. We did see more wildlife at Sirena, but the overall feel is very touristy. We receive more information about park conservation efforts, wildlife info, and just an overall greater appreciation for the diversity in the park at San Pedrillo. Also, you get to swim in the river near a waterfall on the San Pedrillo hike, which was much needed with how hot and humid it was. Be prepared that Pirate Cove is 25-30min walk from the town of Drake Bay, so we recommend having meals included. The food was fantastic, coffee all day, and they had a bar with a good variety of drinks. The kitchen staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating to vegetarians. The kitchen even shared some recipes with my wife. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for a relaxing spot following your adventures in the Osa Peninsula area. It is not super touristy, and allows you to appreciate the easy going life-style in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jorge V wrote a review May 2022
San Jose, Costa Rica437 contributions181 helpful votes
This hotel is a good place to stay at Drake Bay. It's right next to the coast and a river, and it's surrounded by nature. The rooms are good, nothing fancy. I chose a room with AC, and it worked like a charm. It also had hot shower water if you needed it. Drinking water was readily available everywhere and the staff is very attentive, both in person and email. The food is pretty good, nothing fancy, and you don't get much choice. The exception was dinner, which was restaurant quality (but also limited choice). It's very much worth the cost, I think. I chose this hotel because of the diving center based off of it. The area is fantastic for diving, and the tour team was wonderful. I really loved my experience diving there. There are numerous other activities you can do, but I didn't have time for them. One drawback of this hotel is that it's a bit far from town, about 30 mins walking. If you don't have a car it's a major inconvenience, and walking around at night is nearly impossible due to limited outside lighting. You can book a car to move you around, but it's not very convenient.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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chaletaria wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom535 contributions138 helpful votes
A great choice for anyone wanting to see this part of Costa Rica without the crowds. I’d recommend full board; their food quality is excellent (and they catered to our dietary needs). If you chose not to full board we aware that the nearest restaurants are quite a distance away. Their inclusive trips were brilliant- we chose to snorkel on Cano Island (a 40 min boat ride away) and swam with turtles. Our second trip to Corcovado Park was also excellent; we saw a lot of wildlife with a very informative and helpful guide. Be aware that Corcovado is ONLY accessible with a licensed guide and the numbers allowed per day in the park are very limited (I think around 100?) Both trips are shown as “morning” but in fact take much of the day (both are early starts around 6am and return around 2pm). The lodge has several trees in the front that scarlet macaws visit every day- a real bonus. NOTE Not mentioned in any literature is the fact that the hotel does not have a jetty; you will need to wade through the sea to get to / from the lodge, so dress accordingly.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: all are nice; a/c in main block only (if want it best to request upfront)
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Ken P wrote a review Apr 2022
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Pirates cove is a nice hotel in Drake and more rustic but perfect for us as we were seeking simple, green, and out close to the wild. Rooms were ample and clean and we opted to spend a little more for the A/C we used rarely during our February stay. Staff were friendly, spoke english, and very helpful. Definitely things are laid back in Drake and definitely a very remote location which is what we wanted. The food was plentiful and tasty and being an all inclusive was great as the town of Drake is very small rustic town with limited choices so not having to think about food was great. Offered gluten free options for my wife, just let them know if you have special food needs ahead of time. The 1 hour boat ride to the hotel from Sierpe is definitely a unique experience! When they said 'wet' exit they weren't kidding.....no dock at hotel so yes you have to step out in ~12" of water, surf splashing, onto the beach which definitely added to the experience, so bring your hiking or water sandals. Definitely would recommend but if you're looking for plush then you shouldnt' be coming to Drake at all. If you're looking for a more wild and natural experience in a small very rural Costa Rica town this is you're place. The front desk help arrange extra excursions so don't worry about filling your schedule before you get there other than perhaps the N.Park for which I'd recommend a private tour if you can afford to get further away from the crowds and do more remote hiking.. Snorkling from beach at hotel was poor visibility so had to take island tour for that....but we had a wonderful 3 day stay and experience things we'll never forget. If you're a diver there is a dive shop/service on site. RECOMMEND.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms have views. A/C extra so ask when reserving. More rustic overall.
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Lucia G wrote a review Mar 2022
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We loved staying here. The dive team were wonderful, really helpful and friendly and showed us wonderful sites. They were very flexible and able to adapt to changes in plans. Being able to visit Corcovado national park was a definite bonus. It is a very remote spot and there is no where else to go really so you do need to like your own company and have a book to read. The sunsets are stunning.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Mealtimes are strict! Don’t be late for supper.
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US$134 - US$136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pirate Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Pirate Cove?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (0.4 km), Drake Bay Art Gallery & Jewelry Store (0.7 km), and Finca Las Cascadas Drake Bay (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pirate Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Pirate Cove?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pirate Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pirate Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Restaurante y Cabinas Casa El Tortugo, Drake's Kitche, and Carey Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pirate Cove?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Pirate Cove have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pirate Cove offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pirate Cove have airport transportation?
Yes, Pirate Cove offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pirate Cove have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.