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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 16 April 2013

As if Drake Bay Wilderness Resort providing of striking beauty and serenity along with all of the adventures and unique activities isn't enough, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort has the most genuine, caring, down to earth, and caring people and staff that I have ever come across in all my travels. The resort itself has been in the family since it...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort is more than just lodging for a few days, it is hospitality at its best and most genuine form, and undoubtedly the best option to stay in Drake Bay. They take pride in hosting, assisting us with all types of logistics or hooking us with with their personal friends to arrange everything and anything we needed....

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Moraga, California
Reviewed 8 April 2013

What a fabulous place! So peaceful and tropical. We were there on spring break and even though there were plenty of kids around, it still felt peaceful and quiet. Because of the communal experience, all the guests were very friendly and sociable. The staff was great, the beaches are beautiful and there are many tours to take from there. The...

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Vimmerby, Sweden
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Those days in Drake Bay Wilderness Resort were wonderful. We loved it, me my wife, and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The included tours were very good. The food was excelent, we liked the room and the service was fantastic with friendly and helpful staff members. Our stay here was definitely one of the highlights in our three weeks...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My wife and me stayed the last 4 nights of our 3-weeks trip to Costa Rica in this resort. We loved it from the very first moment. Although not cheap and although the rooms could need some renovation we have enjoyed every single minute. The view and the location was just spectacular. The food was excellent and especially the service,...

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Its a perfect mix of adventure (the flight to Drake Bay + the 4x4 to the river + the river launch to the resort) and relaxation (beach side private lodges, the sounds and sights of the ocean and rainforest)! I can highly recommend this resort to anyone traveling with a group, or as a couple's retreat, or for the single...

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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Celebrating 30 yrs. of marriage, My husband and I wanted to be somewhere special,where our vacation destination was in a more natural intimate setting rather than a large touristy scale resort. Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, was the perfect escape we were searching for. We chose a week in paradise package deal where we had five optional tours and all meals...

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Charentes Maritimes
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed at Drake Bay Wilderness, in january 2013, it was our second journey to Corcovado, but the first to Drake bay Wilderness. It was really fantastic, if we are going back to Corcovado one day we will go back to DBW. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, the food was really delicious and the hotel had a superb view...

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New Castle, Colorado
Reviewed 25 January 2013

A week at this resort transported me to a place I thought could only exist in my dreams. Quiet, secluded and beautiful this is a place for anyone who enjoys a family atmosphere in a tropical wilderness setting. Exquisite food, awesome staff and fun adventures. From hiking in Corcoveda National Park to snorkeling round Cano Island and swimming in Rio...

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ticalinda59, Owner at Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, responded to this review

Just to update on the air conditioners, we have removed the last of our older air conditioning units and we have finished installing newer "mini split" air conditioning units that are very quiet and much more efficient. We currently have 9 rooms with air conditioning and 11 without air conditioning. Our air conditioned rooms have permanently sealed windows in order...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 January 2013

My family had the most wonderful visit at Drake Bay WR. We flew into Drake Bay with a little plane, picked up by a rover, taken to the beach where we climbed into a small boat amongst the waves which took us across the bay to DBWR. We had daily excursions with very professional and knowledgable guides. We'd return to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $526 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
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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