Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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Andresturner stayed here on Mar 25, 2013 during their trip titled: Costa Rica to Patagonia.
The Corcovado National Park is on the Oso Peninsula and can only be accessed by walking or talking a boat to it. I stayed at Drake Bay just outside the park. The first day I had a hammock day, the second day I went snorkelling near the Caño Island and the third day walking in the park. By the way on the 9th February 3/4 of my trip is over.
... 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 ...
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- 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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