Drake Bay Wilderness Resort
Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... setting around beautiful beaches and headlands is so spectacular, size is unimportant. After 5 hours walking (albeit very slowly) and without breakfast, (to ensure an early start), we were completely exhausted only managing to eat brunch before collapsing on the bed for a siesta.
Another night we were sitting having a peaceful drink on Anita's long wooden verandah, part of the original building on the site, the Teak House. Suddenly it started to vibrate, ...
Nearing departure time, the boat captain came to introduce himself and instructed us to take our luggage onto the boat. Juan from Finca Maresia, where we were going to stay at for the next 5 nights, had prearranged everything.
After an hour of bumpy boat ride down Rio Sierpe and along the bay, we arrived at Drake Bay! Beautiful, laid back, and rugged! There was no dock, so we just stepped off the ...
... a laptop, my Kindle and other 'essentials of daily life’ but there wasn’t time for us to go up there we needed to get going - to beat the tide what was that about I wondered?
The walk to the ranger station is about 2/5ths on the beach and 3/5ths in the forest. The beach is by far and away the toughest part it’s in full sun and if the waves are high you are forced onto the soft sand. I have a new found respect for the French Foreign Legion. ...
So got to the restaurant, the car is being picked up from here, so we hung around for a bit, nobody turned up so we took the sat nav into the bar and had a beer. Fortunately Deb wandered out as the guy from the car rental had a spare key and was about to drive off, Deb gives him the sat nav and he takes 'Jimmy' (i didn't name it, it's a Jimmy) off our hand. We had conflicting advice on weather to drive in Costa Rica or not but it was absolutely not a problem, I noticed Deb grabbing ...
... from time to time. Very interesting.
Talked to a Costa Rican guide coming the opposite way with a femail client. Robert asked her how it was up ahead . "Magic!" she replied.
The Tico guide encouraged us to keep going so we did.
Robert was pulling hard and having fun with the kayak, hoping for a workout.
Met some other people heading back out of the mangroves and we finally turned around ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet