Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... rumbling noise started which reached a crescendo in a couple of seconds. It sounded and felt as if a train were roaring through the house as the whole verandah shook, groaned and creaked. It was an earthquake, which, although dramatic, ended by the time we had realised what was happening and considered running to stand under a doorway. There was a less dramatic after-shock an hour later. Costa Rica averages a quake each week somewhere in the country.
... the dark brown shore.
A driver was waiting to take us to Finca Maresia. We looked around the beachfront area with wander. There were endless amounts of palm trees and colorful flowers, and single-story buildings lining an unpaved road. Finca Maresia is away from the beach, closer to the jungles. We knew this, but as we started driving away and away from the hopping beach area, we felt a little anxious. We knew it would ...
... parts are much easier – it’s still hot and humid and we were all super sweaty but it’s shady. There are 3 beaches to get across – the first is a dull walk from Carate to the Leona ranger station the next two are further along the coast and these are the ‘fun’ bits. At 2 points you are forced out of the forest and onto the beach to get past a couple of cliffs. At low tide these are easily accessible but at high tide they are difficult, if ...
... for dear life a couple of times, but nothing serious. El capitano ushered us onto the boat and we set off soon after half eleven. The first hour was through the Jungle rivers and was pretty spectacular, yet again, after which we hit the Pacific Ocean and it was a little more lumpy, sitting on the lift vest helped soften the blow. We came across a large pod of Dolphins on the way in, which always puts a smile on your face. Boat stopped at a random jetty and we sat tight as it ...
... br> It was getting toward sunset and we wanted to be on Playa Preciosa for
sunset. We did and it got really jungly and other worldly.
Robert wanted to keep going but Craig and I prevailed.
There were already some people beached at the steep sandy informal takeout there but we managed to get our kayaks beached as well without knocking one of them loose!
Playa Preciosa is ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking