Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet


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Drake Bay, Costa Rica - Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet

Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet

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Pleasantly isolated on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Drake Bay lies on the northernmost point of the Osa Peninsula.  Claimed by many as one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Osa Peninsula is where the Costa Rica of legend still exists.  With eighty per cent, or 430,000 acres of the Osa Peninsula protected by Corcovado National Park and private forest reserves, the region stands as one of the last great tracks of unspoiled primary rainforest in Central America.  To this day, Corcovado, along with the majority of the peninsula remains roadless.   This, along with government and grass-root protectionism, has shielded the region from development and over-domestication. 

Given its remote location just north of Corcovado, traveling to Drake Bay - while not difficult - is certainly more involved than other eco travel destinations.  With your extra effort, however, you will be rewarded with the lushest scenery, the richest biodiversity, and the most exotic vacation destination in all of Costa Rica.

For your convenience, all Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet vacation packages include round-trip transportation from San Jose to Drake Bay.

Your Travel Itinerary:

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.

Please note: There is a strict 25 pound maximum luggage weight allowance per person on the flight. We recommend traveling with only a small pack for the Drake Bay leg of your Costa Rican itinerary.  Hotels in San Jose offer safe, dependable luggage storage for the rest of your bags.

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 somewhat bumpy 25-minute ride, you'll pass through a large expanse of banana and African oil palm plantations.

Boat Transport to Drake Bay:   Once in Sierpe you'll begin the maritime leg of your journey - a 25 mile boat ride to Drake Bay.  This hour and twenty minute ride will take you first through the Sierpe-Terraba Mangrove Reserve, the largest mangrove reserve in Costa Rica.  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 Peninsula Coast.

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  seven 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 minute rainforest walk away.   For your convenience, Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet will transport your luggage.


At Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet you will be treated to a warm welcome and a cold tropical cocktail.  Following a brief introduction to the chalet, a delicious three-course lunch  will be served.  Afterwards, paradise is yours to explore. 

Cano Island
Canopy Tour
Scuba Diving
Night Tour
Horseback Riding
Bird Watching



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Tours and Activities Available at Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet:

Cano Island The Canopy Tour Scuba Diving Cano Island Sportfishing in Drake Bay The Night Tour Kayaking on the Osa Horseback Riding Bird Watching Corcovado

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