Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rancho Corcovado Drake Bay
We ended up pitching a tent in the front of this hotel, right above the beach. The old man working the office was very nice, and agreed to let us pitch our tent out front for cheap. We also looked at a couple of the rooms up on the hill, and they had unbelievable views.
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Another early start for 7.40 shuttle to sierpe then onto drake bay. Ended up getting there super early so not sure why shuttle needed to go do early! Got to sierpe around 10.30 but bus not leaving til 11.30 so had some time to kill. Auntie Jean had sent me an early ecard so I decided to give her a call then nan and grandad. Was nice to speak to them both. Boat took an hour and 15, nice ride through mangroves then into the open ...
... people.One afternoon we stopped for an ice-cream and started chatting to a late middle-aged couple with a teenage son from the US. It was only after we had discussed Drake, good walks, the wild life etc for some time that it became clear that they were Jehovah's Witnesses carrying out what they called, 'door to door work'. They had been placed in accommodation more than an hours walk from Drake in a very remote hamlet and they had to do that walk morning and evening. They had ...
... over and the smiles on their faces couldn't be any larger. It’s honestly a real treat to see these guys having so much fun. The adrenaline coupled with joyfulness created the perfect chemical release. I believe this was the point in the trip where some real bonding occurred within the group.
One of the guides makes a jump, doing a beautiful swan dive. This spurs others to attempt acts that are a bit more daring. The gymnast in Maddy has her ...
... sun will roast you!
Afterwards we parked the boat at San Josesita beach on the main land, which is considered the best beach in the area. There was a private property.. apparently owned by Mel gibson's friend. Breyner said up to 50 m from the coastline anywhere in Costa Rica is open to everyone. Like you can just camp out and use the beach for free. I though that was neat. Then we saw some scarlett macaus, which are just gorgeous! ...
... so was all the touting really necessary? The route takes you down the river into the ocean and then around the coast to Drake Bay. The river is wide, covered in mangroves and full of water hyacinth rafts. It widens considerably as you get closer to the ocean. I hadn’t really read much about the trip so was very (un)pleasantly surprised to find out that to get into the ocean through the river mouth involves surfing up the incoming waves. On a ...