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We took a short flight into Drake Bay instead of the 12 hour land journey. The plane only had room for 12 passengers and the landing strip came out of now where in the middle of the jungle near the beach. We were met by a van to take us to our hotel and the road from the airport was dirt and gravel and barely wide enough for the van. We even drove …
I didn't have any internet at my hotel in Drake Bay so this will serve as an update for the three days I spent there.
My flight left on time at 9am (the taxi guy asked me about this and I couldn't
remember for anything what "nine" was en espanol). Anyway, the plane
was tiny! 1+2 configuration. Wonderful scenery on the way. Palmar …
Wow! What a week. We've been at Jinetes de Osa here on Peninsula de Osa for the past 5 nights and have seen heaps of cool things. On Monday we sat and waited for the 9:30 bus from Palmar Norte to Sierpe when a guy came past on his way there and wanted a bit of petrol money, so he offered us a lift for 3000 Colones ($6). Taxi costs at least $15 so …
... the cool creek water felt very refreshing through the boots.
The next day we went into Corcovado National Park. It is very difficult to access requiring either a very long hike to reach one of the Ranger stations, carrying everything you need with you, a very expensive private flight landing on a strip of grass, or a one hour boat trip from Drake with a wet landing both ends on the beach. Not surprisingly we opted for the boat! It was a pleasant ride and we ...
... 14 passengers each. Then it was a hair raising high speed race of an hour along the river and out into the Pacific to reach Drake in time for the captain to return before dark.
At least we did reach Drake. I had started to believe it would be too late in the day for the boats to leave and that it was some sophisticatedstrategy by the hotel to fill it's rooms for the night.
Drake (pronounced the Spanish way but named after the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJinetes de Osa Hotel Drake Bay
Good rooms, great staff, day trips were organized, dive shop was good except very old wet suits. Great food due to their new chef. Location great.
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