Hotel Rancho Corcovado
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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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Corcovado National Park and Drake Bay
Seen as Drake Bay is one of the most remote places in Costa Rica we chartered a private plane from San Jose to Drake Bay, well not exactly but we bought our plane tickets for 75 USD to get there in 45 minutes as opposed to 8 by bus. Because these planes are small, you are only allowed 14 kg per person checked baggage and a small hand luggage bag each so we spent ages carefully packing our bags, wearing all of our ...
... ouch! Grazed my knee and really hurt but opened can of beer to ease the pain. But typical as soon as we got comfy it started to rain - boo! Just as I was getting to know Harsha more. Went back to hostel and watched scary pranks for a while plus smelly cat and showed Harsha achmed but everyone tired and went to bed. Decided not to get up too early for coastal hike as sick of getting up early but Doreen leaving so likely to wake ...
... pretty neat. I loved the smooth soft beach as the tide was coming in, covering all the little sand crab homes.
But the best part of the day, maybe even the whole week, was being invited, along with another couple, to attend the renewal of marriage vows by our new friends, Rick and Lynn Van Grove. They had been married nearly 12 years previously on a Windstar ship by its captain. Amanda, the ...
... setting around beautiful beaches and headlands is so spectacular, size is unimportant. After 5 hours walking (albeit very slowly) and without breakfast, (to ensure an early start), we were completely exhausted only managing to eat brunch before collapsing on the bed for a siesta.
Another night we were sitting having a peaceful drink on Anita's long wooden verandah, part of the original building on the site, the Teak House. Suddenly it started to vibrate, ...
... start erecting the cement structure. These homes are built almost entirely out of cement. Termites and almost daily rainstorms can be a big problem in this climate otherwise. Cement columns are placed and positioned in the 28 holes halfway filled with yesterday's now hardened cement. We are excited about the progress. We can actually see results. The families come again today to help and work alongside which greatly encourages us. One of the fathers ...