Fly San Jose - Palmar Sur
Air Transport to Palmar Sur: The
first leg of your travel itinerary begins with a morning flight to Palmar
Sur. This 40-minute flight offers spectacular vistas of the rainforest
and southern Pacific coastline.
Sur can also be reached by bus (6 hours) or car (five hours) from San Jose,
if you prefer to travel overland.
Taxi Transport to
Sierpe: After touching down in Palmar Sur, a taxi will be
waiting to transport you to the sleepy riverside village of Sierpe. On
this 20-minute ride, you'll pass through a large expanse of
banana and African oil palm plantations.
Boat Transport to Drake
Once in Sierpe you'll begin the maritime leg of your
journey - a 25 mile boat ride to Drake Bay. This hour and fifteen
minute ride will take you first through the Sierpe-Terraba Mangrove Reserve,
the largest mangrove reserve in Costa Rica.
Red Mangrove In The Sierpe -Terraba Mangrove
With a keen eye and the
help of your captain, you may spot caimans, iguanas, and certainly a variety
of water birds along the river's edge. Then on the final twenty minutes of the trip, you'll
pass through the mouth of the Sierpe River and onto the blue Pacific. The
passage is spectacular with stunning views of Caño Island and the Osa
Fly San Jose - Drake
the adventure of traveling through the Sierpe-Terraba Mangrove Reserve
is lost, flying directly to Drake Bay does offer travelers a
faster route to the area.
Air Transport to Drake Bay:
This flight also takes just less than an hour.
Taxi Transport to
Agujitas: After touching down in Drake Bay, a taxi will be
waiting to transport you to the village of Agujitas. The taxi
ride takes about fifteen minutes.
Boat Transport to
Cocalito Beach: The next leg of your
journey will be a quick boat ride from the village to Cocalito Beach.
As this is a beachside pick up, you'll definitely get your feet wet
boarding the boat. There's usually not much surf in the village.
Even so, it's a good idea to have your camera gear protected beforehand.
Rainforest Hike to The
Chalet: As your captain pulls into Drake Bay, a
Rainforest Chalet representative will be there to greet you and escort you
to your tropical retreat. Depending on your captain's point of entry,
the hike back to the chalet is normally a fifteen minute rainforest walk
from our beach-side landing. When local conditions necessitate,
however, we pier-dock the boat. From the pier, the chalet is a
twenty-five minute rainforest walk away. For your convenience, Drake
Bay Rainforest Chalet will transport your luggage.
Heliconia Patch at the Chalet
Airlines with service to Drake
Bay and Palmar Sur
Nature Air www.natureair.com