Drake Bay

Drake Bay was first discovered by Sir Francis Drake during his travels around the world in the 16th century. Bahia Drake or Drake Bay is located in the northern region of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Formerly one of the most remote settlements in Costa Rica, Drake Bay is growing in popularity. With the increase in tourists to Central America, you find increase choice in Hotel, Cabinas, Lodges as well as restaurants, tours and amenities. Despite this increase, Drake Bay still retains it’s unique remote and exciting rustic atmosphere.

Tourists visiting Costa Rica can get to Drake from Sierpe by ferry. Sierpe is located 75 minutes south of Dominical. The 2 hour boat ride to this secluded corner of the Osa Peninsula, is a thrill of it’s own. Alternatively, driving is possible during the dry season, but during the rainy season, flooding can occasionally close roads, making the trek to Drake Bay an adventure in itself. Travelers can also take a domestic flight to the airport located about 45 minutes from the Bay, with regular service operating from the capital of San Jose.

Once in Drake, tourists are treated to a taste of the exotic, as Drake Bay remains one of the most secluded areas in Costa Rica. This is literally a tropical paradise. This Southern region of Costa Rica boasts miles of pristine beaches, spectacular lagoons and coves ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. The leafy palms that fringe the coastline, make Drake Bay an ideal place for those looking to enjoy the quieter Costa Rica vacation.

One of the premier attractions of Drake Bay is the world famous Corcovado National Park. First created in the 1970s to protect the countryside from gold mining and logging, Corcovado remains one of the most stunningly beautiful conservation areas in Costa Rica. The nature reserve is a popular destination for Eco tourists. Visitors can see an large variety of wildlife in the jungles of the reserve. Animals that call this home include tapirs, red-eyed tree frogs, resplendent quetzals, and scarlet macaws.

Enjoying a tropical climate year-round, the area is ideal for active vacationers who want to experience the thrills of jungle exploration. Many miles of hiking trails wind through the majestic rainforests of the region. There are four ranger stations located throughout the park to provide guidance to explorers who wander off the beaten path: Sirena, San Pedrillo, Los Patos and La Leona.

Drake Bay offers the perfect blend of seclusion, natural beauty and tropical climate.

Enjoy some of these popular activities around Drake Bay:

Snorkeling Cano Island
Hiking Corcovado National Park
Scuba Diving Cano Island
Night Tours
Kayaking and more

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