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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort
"What Costa Rica is All About"
   

Costa Rica has become world renowned for its wealth of natural beauty, abundance of wildlife, and its dedication to the preservation of its unique and diverse ecology. No place in Costa Rica offers the visitor a better opportunity to study and appreciate the richness of this small country than Drake Bay Wilderness Resort.

Scenic view of Drake Bay
   

Located on the Osa Peninsula, along Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast, Drake Bay Wilderness Resort enjoys a remote, pristine setting, while remaining easily accessible from San José. Relatively little has changed here since Sir Francis Drake visited the natural protected bay in 1579 during his circumnavigation of the globe.

   

Some say that Pirates have left a hidden treasure on nearby Caño Island. On the one day trip to this uninhabited tropical paradise, knowledgeable guides will teach you about the island's unique history. Used as a burial sight by pre-Columbian indigenous peoples, many graves and artifacts, including mysterious stone spheres, remain half-buried in the rain forest undergrowth.

   

Snorkelers and scuba divers will find a treasure of their own in the surrounding clear waters of Caño Island. These waters are home to Oliver Ridley turtles, reef sharks, spotted rays, moray eels, bottle nosed dolphins, an amazing variety of colorful tropical fish, and several pelagic species - including marlin, tuna, and giant mantas. Sperm, humpback, pilot, and killer whales are routinely sighted in the area.

   

To further explore the waters, climb aboard a chartered fishing boat or sign up for single or multi-day sea kayak tours within surrounding estuaries or along the spectacular southern coastline. For a more relaxing trip on the water, canoe up the jungle river for a chance to see howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, several species of tropical birds, and the great blue morpho butterfly.

   
Monkey

More opportunities for bird watchers and nature photographers abound in nearby Corcovado Park, the most remote and least visited of Costa Rica's National Park System. Corcovado Park is home to a huge number of plant and animal species, including 139 species of mammals. The highest population of scarlet macaws in Central America can be found here, as can healthy populations of jaguar, ocelot, and the rare Baird' tapir. The day trips to the park make exploration easy, including lunch, transportation to the park by boat, and expert naturalist guides.

   

For the adventurous, horseback tours may also be arranged. Ride on deserted beaches and along the rain forest trails. Stop for a swim in the Claro River, or visit the Wilderness Resort's butterfly and iguana farm and orchid garden.

   

Activities:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Night Fishing
  • Phosphorescence Trip
  • Diving
  • Horsebackriding
  • Kayaking
   

20 charming tropical cabins are complete with hot water showers, tile bathrooms, porches and ceiling fans. All have a view of the bay and surrounding rain forest. Tents are also available, furnished with twin beds, electricity, and a fan. A path leads to a nearby beach for sunbathing and snorkeling. Nap in the evening in one of the palm-shaded hammocks, or swim in natural salt-water tide pool. Keep a lookout for the Wilderness Resort's three resident squirrel monkeys. The are extremely friendly, and photogenic. You might have difficulty prying them off your lens!

   

A fully-stocked, open-air bar is a great place to relax and watch the warm colors of evening settle over the bay. Guests also enjoy three tasteful meals a day, featuring fresh caught local fish, produce, tropical fruits, and homemade breads and desserts. For your convenience, laundry service is also available.

   

Charter flights to Drake Bay Airport are arranged for you as part of the package plans. You are met there by their boat for a short ride across the bay. You arrive in time for an optional tour your first day at the resort, or you may choose to spend your first day hiking, canoeing, or enjoying the beach.

   

Come to Drake Bay Wilderness Resort to experience the best of Costa Rica. Ten years of experience ensure that you will get the most from your vacation. Make them your headquarters for fun and adventure!

RATES 2013 - 2014

All tour packages include: Round trip air transportation from San Jose, round trip boat transportation from Drake Bay Airport, hotel lodging, 3 home-cooked meals each day, tours with bilingual guides, laundry, electricity 24 hours, canoe or kayak. taxes.

The four main tours are Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, Mangrove tour and Animal Farm. Many other tours such as; Birdwatching, Deep Sea Fishing, Whale and Dolphin watching, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, and Sirena - Corcovado National Park are available with extra charge and all packages require a minimum of 2 persons.

Green Season Rates

(April 15, 2013 to Dec. 14, 2013)

1. A week in paradise: (7 days/6 nights, 5 guided tours - scuba diving and off-shore fishing extra charge)
$1,696.00 - per person
2. Standard Package:(4 days/3 nights with two guided tours)
$1020.00 - per person
3. Four Nights Package:(5 days/4 nights with three guided tours)
$1,211.00 - per person
4. Weekend Package:(3 days / 2 nights- Includes 1 tour)
$766.00 per person
5. Budget package shared bath cabin: (4 days/3 nights)
$791.00 per person including meals

High Season Rates

(Dec. 15, 2013 to April 14, 2014)

1. Week in paradise: (7 days/6 nights, 5 guided tours - scuba diving and off-shore fishing extra charge)
$1,751.00 - per person
2. Standard: (4 days/3 nights with two guided tours)
$1,146.00 - per person
3. Four Nights Package: (5 days/4 nights with three guided tours)
$1,351.00 - per person
4. Weekend Getaway Package: (3 days/2 nights - Includes 1 tour)
$906.00 per person
5. Budget Package shared bath cabin: (4 days/3 nights)
$966.00 per person
 

Green Season Rates

(April 15, 2014 to Dec. 14, 2014)

1. A week in paradise: (7 days/6 nights, 5 guided tours - scuba diving and off-shore fishing extra charge)
$1,696.00 - per person
2. Standard Package:(4 days/3 nights with two guided tours)
$1020.00 - per person
3. Four Nights Package:(5 days/4 nights with three guided tours)
$1,211.00 - per person
4. Weekend Package: (3 days / 2 nights- Includes 1 tour)
$766.00 per person
5. Budget package shared bath cabin: (4 days/3 nights)
$791.00 per person including meals
 

NOTES:

  • Rates are per person, plus fuel & airport charges according to airline used (fuel & airport current charges per person are: $30.00 round trip with Nature Air and $28.00 round trip with Sansa)
  • Rates are subject to change without notice according to New Government Taxes Regulation and Airline Charges (Sansa and Nature Air).
  • Please limit luggage to 25 pounds per person in small, soft-sided luggage.
  • Children from 7 to 16 years old - 10% off package price.
  • Children 6 years old and under - 50% off package price.
  • Additional nights - $130.00 per person including taxes and meals
  • Honeymoon Suite or Deluxe room - $35.00 extra per person per night
  • Single supplement $40.00 extra per night
  • Pick up in Sierpe $40.00 per person round trip, pick up in Palmar Sur $60.00 per person round trip
  • All packages come with free daily laundry service and free kayak use.
  • New queen size beds.
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