Drake Trail

Drake Trail, Drake Bay: Hours, Address, Drake Trail Reviews: 5/5

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Kerry
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Hidden coves
Apr. 2021
Went from boat drop off at playa San Josecito back toward Drake bay. One beach after another, most empty or just a few other humans soaking up the sun and lovely blue water. We loved poking through the tidal pools, lots of critters, and a troop of capuchin.
Written April 2, 2021
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Sven
Oldenburg, Germany30 contributions
Awesome hike
Jan. 2021 • Solo
People say this hike takes about 2,5 - 3 hours per direction. If you take in the beautiful nature along the way, I agree. For me it was getting dark on the way back so I didn't really take my time, but still didn't hurry. It took me only about two hours. But the reason I was running late was because on my way to the last beach I stopped so many times and enjoyed my surroundings! Monkeys, birds, trees, palm trees and one beach more beautiful than the other. Once I had passed the first bit where still some accommodations are, I hardly met any other person. This might be due to the decline in tourism during Covid.
All together an awesome and also cheap way to enjoy the nature of coastal Costa Rica. If you are fit enough, take the time to enjoy this hike!
Written January 18, 2021
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John B
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica9 contributions
Just go to Cocalito
Jan. 2021 • Couples
I did the entire 20km from Drake Pura Vida hostel to San Jocito Beach and back.

PROs: free
CONs: in-and-out trail, not much to see, little animals (unlike Manuel Antonio), only one distance marker at the beginning, no stops/shops/toilets passed Cocalito Beach
Written January 7, 2021
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ChloeAndRob
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A beach for couples...
Dec. 2020 • Couples
We started the trail from Drake Bay and had intended to do the whole trail, however, when we arrived at the first beach: Playa Cocalito, we were struck with pure beauty and not another soul in slight. If you are a couple, looking for seclusion then I totally recommend this spot; we didn’t leave...
Written December 17, 2020
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Brian E
Gaston, OR10 contributions
Go to the beach. Go left/south. You ate essentially on the trail.
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Before you leave the main Bay you might see a fisherman using only a hook& line. Maybe buy so.e fish for dinner. Keep going. Birds, plants & EVENTUALLY a beautiful sunset await. Don't forget your headlamp
Written March 2, 2020
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LifeIsGoodGuy
Sedona, AZ141 contributions
Main way to get around
Jan. 2020
We were staying a place only accessible by boat or the Drake Trail so we used this trail a lot. Scenic and Safe. Life Is Good
Written February 6, 2020
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77karl
Lichtenau im Waldviertel, Austria8 contributions
THE trail around
Nov. 2019
I recommend to go this trail. It is a very nice day-trip from Drake to the south and back. On one side the Pacific ocean and on the other side the dschungle
Written February 6, 2020
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Tobias L
Gothenburg, Sweden42 contributions
Nature walk, beautiful scenery
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Wonderful walk by the beaches and in the jungle. In the warm and humid climate it is exhausting. We made it a day activity and stoped several times to take a swim and cool down. If you only want to walk one way there is lot’s of boats that will take you out there or back.

We brought snorkeling gear, Playa San Josecito was great. You can swim out to the two small Island that form a calm bay.

Continue 10 min past Playa San Josecito to find a place that serves lunch and drinks.

We measured the walk from the bridge in Bahia Drake to Playa San Josecito to be 9km, elevation gain 200m.
Written January 10, 2020
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mugwump8
Southern California12 contributions
Cool Rainforest Beach Hike
Jul. 2019
Coastal beach rainforest hike on the outskirts of civilization. We could have used some more information about this hike so here it is. We did this entire trail as a family of 5, with kids as young as 8 and 10. Get an offline map app for your phone such as the perfect Maps.me to follow where you are and where the trail goes. There was a tropical downpour during the walk but we had cheap lightweight umbrellas and it was quite nice. An hour later it was sunny and warm.

It's basically a bunch of little coves, with a beach about every half mile. We ended up at the end of the 10 mile trail at the large beautiful sandy beach Playa San Josectio, but be warned, there is no boat back after 2pm. You either need to leave before 8am to make it in time or arrange with a boat ahead of time to be driven back which is a great trip. Sawyer Picaridin bug spray was a lifesaver since the local bugs love the lower legs.

The river crossing near the very end is a bit tricky, but the crossing point is on the beach at the point where the calmer water turns rapid. Look for someone to help.
Written January 10, 2020
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden954 contributions
Animals, beauty, free
Jan. 2020 • Family
Good hiking shoes suggested as trail often is muddy in parts. Rather well marked. Nice to walk on one's own. Several fine beaches some with fresh water showers. We ran into a monkey colony that took no notice of us.
Written January 6, 2020
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