x The average starting price for a place to stay in Drake Bay is £29 per night.
dpa 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.
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25 metros oeste de la quebrada del Río Tortuga El Progreso de Drake0 0%
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