Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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... minute of the following 3 hours It was like being a real explorer, splashing up the creek, shining our torches to spot any life at all, and there was an awful lot of life. The main attraction was the numerous different types of frogs, many of them finger nail sized and including the poison dart frog. These are poisonous because they live solely on ants so their bodies accumulate the acid from the ants and it is found on them in concentrated form.
... taxi for the 20 or so kilometres. It saved Jim having to haul the bags around.
Once in Sierpe (a remote hamlet by the river landing) we had lunch at the restaurant/hotel which sells boat tickets to Drake. The boat is timetabled to leave at 2.30pm. There are 2 scheduled boats each day. You can hire a boat at any time but it is more expensive. At 2.15 a lady sold the tickets to the 6 waiting passengers. By 3pm there was no sign of a boat but more ...
... with the friends I have travelled down with, was Monteverde. A huge contrast to the Costa Rica I had remembered. The small town is next to the Cloud Forest and has been built up around the extreme activities which draw tourists in from all over the world. It boasts the longest and highest zip line in the world, and the highest bungee jump in Latin America. Pretty cool, although the town is just full of tourists, tourist agencies ...
... and for cheaper!! We decided to kick our week off with a tour of National Corcovado- Sirena station.
Once we settled in and relaxed, we walked over to the area with the few restaurants Drake Bay has to offer. We once again followed Erik's recommendation: catch of the day at a place called Gringo Kurts, which is like a one man show run by.. a gringo named Kurt. It was a laid back, open restaurant looking out to the ...
... fish, some huge shoals of cool looking fish and some great soft corral. Back on the boat and it turns out Deb was part of a snorkelling group, they all jumped in and followed the guide, so Deb followed suit and it transpires...... She can snorkel. Seems she quite enjoyed it and saw lots of fish. Arrived at the second dive spot and we're off again, pretty much similar to the first dive until the guide started clanking his clanker and pointing excitedly. There seemed to be a bit of ...
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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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