Drake Bay Places to Stay
Due to Drake Bay’s isolated location on the Osa Peninsula, most visitors purchase an all-inclusive package with their hotel. These deals usually include three meals and one adventure tour per day (alcohol must be purchased separately).
Accommodations at Drake Bay vary from mid-range to upscale. Expect comfortable cabins, orthopedic beds and delectable food. Onsite Internet, at least in the lobby, is fairly common, although most lodges do not offer air conditioning. Guests normally participate in off-site tours during the day, and ocean breezes keep the bedrooms cool at night.
Employees staffing Drake Bay hotels are friendly, following a town-wide ‘the customer is always right’ policy. Local hotels frequently rent kayak and snorkeling equipment to guests at reduced rates. Be sure to ask at reception upon checking in.
The closer in proximity to downtown Drake Bay, the more likely the lodge will offer 24 hour electricity and other luxuries. Accommodations located farther away can only be reached by boat. These lodges often use solar power, with generators running at designated hours of the day. For an extra fee, boat taxis are available to carry guests to and from the downtown area.
The few budget hotels in Drake Bay provide basic necessities, with tent or dormitory-style sleeping arrangements and oftentimes shared bathrooms. Cold water showers and limited electricity are common. Eclectic decorations, interesting travelers and a laid-back atmosphere make these places unique.