Drake Bay Places to Stay
Drake Bay's in the coastal wild lands of Costa Rica. You will find the cheapest and most accessible lodging in Agujitas village (Drake town), but the vast majority of places to stay are snuggled inside the rainforest along coastline from Drake Bay to Corcovado National Park. These eco-lodges offer all-inclusive stays with three meals a day. The alcoholic beverages, tours and round-trip transportation from Sierpe or the Drake Bay airstrip are not included. Local hotels frequently rent kayaks and snorkeling equipment to guests at reduced rates. Be sure to ask at reception upon checking in.
The closer you are to the center of 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.
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.
Agujitas Village (Drake Town)
Agujitas village has the most affordable accommodations and is the closest to the airstrip and water taxis – the easiest way in and out of Drake Bay. Near to the beach and about 45 minute-boat ride to the Corcovado National Park, the village is the most accessible area for budget travelers. You'll find small family-owned cabins (called cabinas in Costa Rica), throughout the village with low- and mid-range options.
- For $12 to $15 a night, you can find hotels or cabins with a private room and a shared bathroom.
- For $50 to $70 a night, you'll find hotels with private rooms, bathrooms, fans and Wi-Fi.
All-inclusive lodges along the northwestern coastline of Osa Peninsula
Lodges outside of the Agujitas village offer all-inclusive accommodations with all-inclusive packages ranging from $300 to $400 per night per person featuring pick up and round-trip transportation from Sierpe Pier, rooms, meals and tours for one to three night stays. While tours vary between lodges, most include a visit to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park, or nighttime hike and optional canoe/kayak tours.
Some lodges offer all-inclusive packages with only accommodations and three meals included. You will arrange your own water taxis to get there:
- For $75 per person per night, you can get in some rustic lodges a tent-cabin set on an elevated wooden platform, with a front porch, armchairs, with a full-size bed, ocean and garden views, orthopedic mattresses and fans, with shared bathrooms and showers.
- For $90 to $100 a night, you'll find lodges with private rooms, bathrooms, fans, close to the beach, with views to the gardens