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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Getting there was a bit of an adventure since the Drake airport was out of service so we flew into Palma Sur then took an hour water taxi panga ride that was actually pretty fun. Lodge is simple but very accommodating and well cared for. Service was excellent from the wait staff to the gardener. Friendly and always ready to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We fled to Costa Rica to escape the insanity surrounding the election. We had stayed here 22 years earlier and had often talked of returning. So happy we did. The location is unrivaled - on the bay at the mouth of the river. The cottages are at shore level, unlike the surrounding hotels where the rooms look out to the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As luck would have it, our vacation coincided with the first hurricane seen in Costa Rica in 165 years! We had a full week of rain, but Brian and Adrian worked to make sure that we could still do all the things we wanted to do. ACTIVITIES: We made it to Corcovado National Park on our first day with a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with a group and the service was just okay. We complained the first night we had no hot water. Again next morning. That afternoon several in the group complained and someone finally decided we were not just too stupid to work hot water. Then the excuse was they tried to fix it but could not. We were given... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

It has been almost a year since our family of 7 stayed here to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday and it has always been on my mind to write my first tripadvisor review, so here it is. After a lot of research we decided this was where we wanted to stay for a week and it sure was a great... More 

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Danville, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed here as a chaperone to a group of 8th graders and we had the place almost to ourselves. It is only accessible by boat so we took a water taxi from Sierpe to get there. The kids enjoyed the beautiful bay front pool and played cards at the bar tables during their free time. I loved the hammocks... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was our third time staying at DBWR, and our experience was better than ever. The food is excellent--the owner is a fantastic cook and she supervises the kitchen. There is nothing better than fresh tuna caught that day, straight out of the Pacific Ocean. This is a family run business that has been in existence since 1985. We first... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel with our 2 children. We had a room with a stunning view on the bay. The service is very good, with welcome cocktails, rooms with fridge and coffee machine. No TV and if you need a safe ask the reception, they can hold your personals. The breakfast is nice as well as the... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

My family of four (kids aged 7 and 10) spent a week here and had a wonderful time. It was easier to get here than I expected; the NatureAir flight went smoothly, and we were met by a four wheel drive to take us to the beach, then a small boat to the resort. You walk through the water to... More 

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Escondido, California
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

My husband and I with our two teenage boys spent four nights here and had the best time ever. Arriving by plane and then having to take a truck through a small river and then a boat to the lodge was so much fun. Once there we just had a great time. The owner and managers were so helpful and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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: €371 - €382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Drake Bay Wilderness Hotel Drake Bay
Drake Bay Wilderness Resort Costa Rica
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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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“Rooms 6 & 8 are large and have windows on 3 sides.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles crjchl, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a bay view!”
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 of 5 bubbles andreah900, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we had room 18 and a great view on the bay (rooms 16 to 81 are mainly the same)”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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