Have you ever just felt the need to get away to a place where you could connect with nature without too much interference from the commercial world? It sounds like it is time for you to head to South Puntarenas
, Costa Rica. The South Puntarenas habitat is remote, and offers a wealth of flora and fauna
, as well as experiences with wildlife including whales and dolphins.
Types of Hotels
South Puntarenas offers a variety of hotel types that will satisfy any Costa Rica visitor. With verdant agricultural lowlands and remote isolated beaches, there are plenty of things to do here, and plenty of establishments that are ready to be your home away from home.
Eco-lodges are a great option for the traveler that wishes to be environmentally conscious during their trip, and also just for those that wish to have the most natural surroundings possible. Eco-lodges are developed with the mindset of offering accommodations while reducing the impact on the environment. While some might consider staying at an eco-lodge ‘roughing it,’ guests actually get to enjoy some of the best of Costa Rica’s natural environment while enjoying very nice accommodations.
All-inclusive lodges and hotels are common in South Puntarenas, and will usually include meals, activities and transportation for guests. It is a great hassle-free way to stay and explore some of the most remote spots in Costa Rica. Since you aren’t worrying about your meals, feel free to enjoy that ocean breeze, simply sit and watch that butterfly float by or head out to surf on those amazing waves.
Lodges and cabinas are a great option for visitors also. There are all sorts of different types, ranging from basic to luxury. The natural beauty of South Puntarenas can be enjoyed no matter where you stay!
Beachfront hotels are…well doesn’t the name say it all? The beaches in South Puntarenas are so beautiful and remote that you’re guaranteed to feel more relaxed and more connected than ever to our planet.
Budgeting for South Puntarenas Hotels
Your budget for accommodations will depend completely on where you stay and which benefits and features you are looking for during your visit.
If you are heading to Drake Bay
, you will find that there are plenty of hotels on the higher end budget-wise. You can find affordable places to stay, but most places will be based on all-inclusive packages. To get to Drake Bay, you catch a boat from Sierpe
, a tiny town with a few budget hotels along the river banks.
Map of South Puntarenas
If you find yourself visiting the Corcovado National Park
, there are high-end lodges and hotels at your service on either the north end at Drake Bay
or the south end at Carate
. You can find more affordable options in the town of Puerto Jimenez
, which is located in the south of the Osa Peninsula
Other relaxing towns in South Puntarenas worth visiting include Matapalo
, Piedras Blancas National Park
, Playa Zancudo
, which all offer accommodations for the budget traveler and the big spenders. Another town worth visiting is Golfito
, which offers some good fishing opportunities, and the Golfito National Wildlife Refuge