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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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...
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Lagoon View
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Enrique Malek Airport141 km
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All reviews saltwater pool free laundry service the river cano island costa rica relaxed vibe corcovado national park organic farm an adventure daily tours the kitchen staff fish bug tour whale watching picnic lunch scarlet macaws bug lady
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We loved this hotel. It came at the end of our three week holiday and actually - had we known what is was like - we might well have chosen to spend the entire holiday here. It’s truly glorious! Spectacular location, amazing ocean views, kind...More

Thank YvetteMahon
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I loved it here, and would have happily extended my stay if it had been possible. The rooms are rather basic, but functional, and have incredible views straight out over the ocean. The staff were all friendly and helpful. And this was the best vegetarian...More

Thank stellalocal
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Beautiful location all rooms close to the water. Beautiful grounds and well kept. Room are very simple but extremely functional. A/C, fan, small refrigerator. Outstanding food and nice bar with a beautiful view.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Wonderful in every aspect. The food is unbelievably good, and the staff both efficient and friendly. The setting couldn’t be more pristine. We were a three generation group, but I would recommend this vacation for any configuration of people. The nature hike could not have...More

Thank IWS_100239
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We had a wonderful time here but it could have easily been so much better. The room was good and had a view,to die for. Location was also good for us - sufficiently far from the village to have a sense of isolation but close...More

Thank Alan S
Response from ticalinda59, General Manager at Drake Bay Wilderness ResortResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you for your review, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to accommodate each guest according to their needs as best as we can, and I will try to answer your concerns. Before dinner their is always a...More

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1 May 2018|
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Response from aqualized | Reviewed this property |
late November to early April is the proper season to go. Excellent for kids... easy to make day treks and tours
31 December 2017|
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Response from Phillydilly | Reviewed this property |
Swim in the pool, because there’s no beach at the resort. There’s a sand beach not far away although we didn’t go there.
7 January 2017|
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Response from ticalinda59 | Property representative |
Corcovado and the Mangrove Tour both offer a great wealth of wildlife and plant life, both are great tours. Also, one of my favorite ones is the Rio Claro Tour. That tour offers relaxation and snorkeling at one of the most... More
Room Tips
"We were in room 6 which was near the shore, dining room and reception."
6 Apr 2018
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"Almost all rooms have a view of the ocean and privacy, you can't go wrong."
12 Mar 2018
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"Room 45 is elevated."
9 Jan 2018
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"We had a honeymoon cottage with a beautiful view.But you have to climb 54 steps. Other cottages are on the..."
4 Jan 2018
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US$336 - US$340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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