Drake Bay Wilderness Resort
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The flight from San Jose to Drake Bay was wonderful – that is, after Maddie and I took an ativan each! Memories of the Kathmandhu to Lukla flight still linger so a 12 seater single engine flight over the coastal hills of central Costa Rica required good pharmacotherapy. We landed on a small runway in a what would have been a cow pasture …
... minute of the following 3 hours It was like being a real explorer, splashing up the creek, shining our torches to spot any life at all, and there was an awful lot of life. The main attraction was the numerous different types of frogs, many of them finger nail sized and including the poison dart frog. These are poisonous because they live solely on ants so their bodies accumulate the acid from the ants and it is found on them in concentrated form.
... taxi for the 20 or so kilometres. It saved Jim having to haul the bags around.
Once in Sierpe (a remote hamlet by the river landing) we had lunch at the restaurant/hotel which sells boat tickets to Drake. The boat is timetabled to leave at 2.30pm. There are 2 scheduled boats each day. You can hire a boat at any time but it is more expensive. At 2.15 a lady sold the tickets to the 6 waiting passengers. By 3pm there was no sign of a boat but more ...
... Kurt had 3 items on the invisible menu: fresh catch of the day, which came with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies, vegetarian pasta, and fish tacos. We shared a plate of catch of the day. The serving was more than enough for 2 people! I thought it was a pretty decent meal, not the best seafood ever like Erik and his then-girlfriend described.
The bay view is so scenic and I'm looking forward to our adventures in Drake Bay!
... in total we saw half a dozen, but none of them came close to the size of the first one but they are all an incredible sight. Back to the boat to tell Deb all about it and what do you know, the snorkels saw one as well. Lunch of rice, potato salad, bread, cheese, ham, salad fruit and juice was provided on board by the boat boys before they dropped us on the island for an hours rest and relaxation. Now back at HQ just in time to sit on the patio watching a tropical down pour. It ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool