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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. Chancha (the owner) was fantastic, organised everything we wanted to do, gave us great recommendations for food and activities, and gave us a free night time frog spotting tour which also included a really interesting tour of all the things they grow around the site.
The cabins are basic but clean and in a nice position by the river and right by the beach. Suited us well. He is one of the few truly local owners in Drake so it was nice to support that. The also do a large tasty breakfast with a huge jug of fresh coffee which is always a bonus in my book :)

Room tip: The upper cabins ($60 for 2 people) have a view of the sea and are a bit brighter, lower cabins ($40) by the river
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank CDoff
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

There are two types of "cabinas" : the rooms wich are small, dark and dodgy and the bungalow which i did no try.

We booked for a bungalow but they put us in a room where you are next to your neighboors and can hear them breath. No mosquito net, the ventilator is useless and there are cockroach the size of a hand...

At the time of paying it seems the price was per person and not per night.. We were two so it doubled.

I would advise not to go there because you can find way much better for only 10/15$ more... And it's definitely worth it!

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank NicolasD639
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights up on the hill overlooking Drakes Bay. The location was excellent, steps down to the beach and surrounded by trees with all sorts of birds. We had already booked tours online so didn't see too much of our hosts. We had $8 breakfast the first morning, at 5.30 before going into Corcovado, it was ok but seemed expensive for what you got- plate of fruit and scrambled eggs and toast. The cabin was new but quite basic and the holes in the walls freaked out my daughter who is scared of snakes. It was a pleasant 10 minute walk into town, as this is the far end of the bay, and for $100 a night for a family of 5 was good value. Bring a torch!

Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank charlottesaf292
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Just got home from an awesome week in Costa Rica. Really enjoyed the cabin at Drake Bay. Good people, good food, good times. Snorkling and super remote beaches. Thanks, Alex. We will tell all our friends to come and visit.

Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Darren W
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed at Cabinas Indigenas for two nights when arriving in Costa Rica.

There are probably two different sets of cabinas, one on the hill and one at the beach. The photos only show the ones on the hill - for a good reason. All great reviews seem to be the ones on the hill too.

When we arrived we were put into one "on the beach" (there wasn't even the mentioning of other ones so when booking we just assumed that they are the same standard). The cabins were not just simple, but also not very clean and not good.

They are at the south end of the beach, which is the less beautiful end, and beach and surroundings seem to be a little bit dirtier around there. It really felt as they were put together to make money of tourists, without care or any attention to detail. Nothing would make you want to stay and read, or relax.

The three "cabins" are in one big building with the separating walls not going to the ceiling. We had some loud neighbours and it pretty much makes you feel as if you are staying in a dorm. There is really no privacy. Also, if your neighbour choses to leave the light on and door open, the mosquitoes are also in your place. There are no mosquito nets. And the mosquito nets between roof and outer walls or from the bathroom are not closing the place, or are broken. Luckily there weren't many in the season we went.

The beds were a little uncomfortable and only somewhat clean, possibly also because there are insects falling from the ceiling. On the first day, we had mouse poo in our sink when we arrived.

The breakfast, taken in Alex' house, prepared by his wife and sons, is good, a little pricey for what it is. However, the family is very friendly and we enjoyed the mornings.

Alex tried to sell us tours when we arrived, and even when we said that we had already booked through the next hotel, he tried to convince us that his were better. He tried to talk other tours down to make him sound better. That was a bit unpleasant, and didn't feel trustworthy at all. When we told him that we wouldn't do any tours with him, he never showed up again, never asked us if we have everything, if the room is ok.

We were glad that we only booked two nights.

Overall, if you look for a cheap stay in Bahia Drake, this might be ok, however there are probably cleaner and friendlier places than this for the same price.

Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Imke F
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