Cabinas El Mirador Lodge
Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... ground behind a ledge) and offered to help carry the bags, for a tip of course, but we were very grateful!
So onwards to the Panamanian counter. Again we had to go one at a time There are a couple of requirements to fulfil before they will let you through. You have to be in possession of $500 US cash per person and, the craziest rule ever, you have to have a return flight ticket from Panama to your country of residence. No exceptions! So our flight booked ...
... a French family. He must have been knackered! I woke up at 3am feeling sick and by 5 was wondering if I could manage – a quick read of the medical advice we’d been given and a toxic cocktail of 2 drugs later, we hopped into a 4WD for the 2 hour drive to Carate. One thing that the Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor reviews talk about are how bad the roads are here even in the dry season. Based on that I was expecting something akin to the Paris-Dakar, what we got was ...
... kept tracking to one side or the other
and so you had to keep paddling to keep it going in a straight line. We
were heading to the top of the high tide cycle and could barely make it
under the pier for Crocodile Bay.
Made it to the what local paddlers call the Rio. After you paddle past the ferry dock, the playa and Delfines, and the big resort doc you can see the bay like area begin to narrow.
... 3 feet long, of which more than half is the pointed, graduated tail. The typical lifespan is 40 to 50 years and they mate for life. The couple that we observed for about 30 minutes appeared to be having a marital spat. On several occasions the male would move away and squawk and return to his honey. Of course, I can't tell male from female so it was probably the other way around.
This trip had been just incredible. Randall had been ...
... heels). A short ride across the bay, and we arrive at the Drake Bay Wilderness Lodge – so called because Sir Francis Drake made a pit stop here in 1579 when he did his RTW trip (been there, done that).
This area is one of the most isolated regions of Costa Rica – there are a few dirt roads and airstrips, but after that, access to the handful of eco resorts sprinkled on the coastline is by small boat. This isolation explains, in part, why the Oso ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking