Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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... tourists (apart from allowing them to sleep on VERY basic mattresses on the floor, covered with mosquito netting, or put up a tent that they have carried in themselves) but to prevent poaching of the animals by hunters wanting to sell the 'bush' meat'. They can obtain such high prices it is a very profitable enterprise. The Government has tried to stop it by imposing long prison sentences on those caught, up to 25 years I believe. This has backfired in that it has made the job of ...
... after getting some grub. (Another expensive meal.) The sea was surprisingly warm although the waves were a little rough, it was perfect for the surfers. It was a boiling hot day and we spent the whole afternoon chilling in the beautiful surroundings before heading back to the girl’s hostel to relax in the pool. Manuel Antonio, I believe, has the perfect balance of preserving their Costa Rican vibe yet still thriving off tourism. ...
... was not good (maybe 15 feet!?), so I'm glad I didn't dish out moolah to scuba dive. What made up for the bad visibility was the amount of colorful fish- parrotfish, dancer fish, angel fish etc- that we saw. Oh and there was a hawkesbill turtle! I tried pointing out the big stuf to the rest of the group, but other people were snorkeling for the first time and kind of struggling. I definitely recommend wearing a shirt while snorkeling ...
... 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 ...
... come on guys!! So we're up and therefore have an early Breakfast and head off on a hike to a nearby beach. Its a stunning walk through jungle paths, lots of wildlife scurrying around and an interesting suspended bridge over a jungle river, it takes us just over an hour to get there. It is yet again a very picturesque setting, we drop our stuff in the shade of a tree in which there are a pair of very noisy macaws, but it's to hot to stand and watch so we go for a dip in the ...
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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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