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Rio Drake Farm

If you are looking for peace and quiet and beautiful nature this is the place to stay. Just a few steps from the lodge there is primary rainforest where you can spot monkeys, sloths, toucans, macaws and other exotic birds and animals.

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Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included

Parking

  • Free Parking

About Rio Drake Farm

Very welcome to this natural place full of tranquility, peace and

biodiversity.

Hammocks on a balcony under a traditional roof out of palm leaves, a

lonesome sandy beach of more than three kilometers length and the

location beside the forest, a lagoon and the ocean are the perfect

combination for relaxing from daily routine.

During day and night you are surrounded by sounds of nature: The roar of

the ocean, the chirping of cicadas, the croaking of frogs and toads, the

howls and screams of monkeys, scarlet macaws, parrots, kingfishers,

herons and many other birds and mammals are waiting for you.

We offer rooms that we built and designed by ourselves and all come with

a private bathroom. Day light and fresh air enter in a natural way. We

decorated the rooms with wall paintings of animals from this area that

may help you to learn about the wildlife of the National Park. In the

evening, candles provide romantic light in the rooms. A solar panel

enables more light if you like reading in the hammocks.

We constructed the dining platform with excellent view to the ocean and

the island, where we serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner, whenever

possible including fresh products from our farm or from the area. Our

specialties are BBQ and vegetarian dishes beside recently caught fish

from here. For our guests who prefer to prepare their own meals we

provide a kitchen for their use.

In the evenings, you can enjoy beautiful sunset sceneries at a very

natural setting from our dining platform.

We are planting several fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants on our

farm, such as: plantains, pineapple, mango, yuca, papaya, coconut,

cacao, saragundí, gavilana and others.

There are lots of things to do around here: Check out the hiking trails,

ride along the beach on the back of our own healthy horses (arabians and

criollos), navigate on the lagoon by canoe or try your fishing luck

Additionally, we can organize following tours for you: Corcovado 1day

tour (Sirena), Corcovado overnight, snorkeling or diving in the Cano

Island reserve, bird watching, night tour, canopy tour, turtle tour

(Aug-Nov), dolphin and whale watching, cacao tour, spheres tour,

crocodile tour and the poisonous dart frog tour.

Our farm is adjacent to the little airstrip of Drake Bay with about two

daily flights from and to San Jose…

Visit us and enjoy the pure life! La pura vida!

Important Information

Conditions

If possible, please call or email us at least 24 hours before your arrival at (+506) 8830 9911 or info@riodrakefarm.com and let us know how (plane, boat, bus or car) and at what time you will arrive. So we can pick you up by car from the Drake Bay airport, the bus or boat station (free pick-up service) .

For meals please advise with anticipation (6-12 hours) and let us know about your food preferences (vegetarian etc). Prices are (inlcuding coffee or tea or juice): Breakfast $8, Lunch $10 and Dinner $12.

Please check out the recommendations at our website (www.riodrakefarm.com --> need to know or copy the URL http://www.riodrakefarm.com/?page_id=119 ).

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Location

700m west from the airport

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Guest Reviews

If you are looking for peace and quiet and beautiful nature this is the place to stay. Just a few steps from the lodge there is primary rainforest where you can spot monkeys, sloths, toucans, macaws and other exotic birds and animals. On the beach next to the lodge you can see the most amazing sunsets, and the best thing is that it is almost always deserted. Edu, the owner, has a passion for what he does and is always willing to help you with whatever you need. He organized a trip for me to the national park Corcovado, an absolute must for those interested in seeing animals. Also he cooks very nice food and gives you free coconuts whenever you want. This little paradise is the most amazing place I have ever been to, and I will definitely stay here again one day.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

If you want to stay in this south-western corner of Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful places in the world, near unspoilt primary rainforest and the beach where Sir Francis Drake buried his treasure, and don't have the budget of a multimillionaire, stay here. The warm hospitality and unfailing generosity of the host, Edu (Sabrina was away when we stayed) more than compensates for the cold showers and lack of electricity.

Next to the Drake Bay airstrip (recently tarmacked), this ecolodge is a pure delight for lovers of wildlife. We saw Jesus Christ lizards, iguanas, innumerable frogs and countless birds, from vultures to colourful tanagers, literally just outside our door, as well as macaws, toucans and flocks of parakeets within a hundred yards, while in the National Park nearby coati, agouti and monkeys abound (not to mention the odd deadly snake). Any tours or transfers are faultlessly organized by the ever patient and attentive Edu, and there are fascinating free walks on the beaches and around the village. Meals are provided at reasonable prices (for Costa Rica, not the cheapest place on earth), and are delicious.

If you take up this recommendation come by light aircraft (we ended up participating in a search-and-rescue mission when we took this option) or by boat via the mangroves. Finally, head torches and plenty of DEET will improve your experience of this most remarkable of locations - a stay you will never forget.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
2
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 87% for this property is based on ratings provided by 4 guests.

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