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Vista Drake Lodge

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Starting at $55 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

The Vista Drake Lodge allows you to truly experience Costa Rica. The bungalows allow you to enjoy the comforts of home right on the beach, as well as a few added touches that are uniquely local. Plus, with its exciting pre-planned tours, this hotel lets you enjoy all Drake Bay has to offer.


vista a la Bahia
vista a la Bahia

You've been dreaming about a Costa Rican vacation for years now; why not experience it the way that it was always meant to be? Break away from the traditional hotel chains and truly immerse yourself in the experience of this tropical paradise by visiting Vista Drake Lodge. Nestled just a stone's throw away from beautiful Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, Vista Drake Lodge has been giving travelers an up-close glimpse of Costa Rican living for years. Whether you're traveling alone or with your family, or are looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone, this charming little hotel is the textbook definition of a dream destination.

Immediately upon arrival at the Gonzalez family's hotel, your breath will be taken away by the stunning views of the bay, and beyond that, the Pacific. The lush vegetation surrounding the hotel completes the remote beachside getaway picture. The hotel's cabins and bungalows allow you every comfort from which to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience. Start every with a complimentary continental breakfast with your fellow guests in the Lodge's on-site restaurant. The friendly, multilingual staff will help you feel right at home (even though you couldn't be further away from it). Further amenities such the hotel's computer station and self-serve laundry service allow you to see to the little things needed to get through your vacation.

Of course, you don't come to Costa Rica just to spend the whole time in your hotel room. This beautiful Central American oasis is a place to be experienced, not merely visited. One of the most renowned destinations on the Osa Peninsula is Caño Island. The island itself features dense growth that offers a refreshing canopy to enjoy while hiking one of its many trails. Yet it's what's immediately offshore that's the real draw. Caño Island offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling that you'll find anywhere in Costa Rica.

The real gem of Drake Bay, however, is Corcovado National Park. Routinely recognized as being among the best national parks on the planet, a stroll through this tropical rainforest will leave you with memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Home to 13 major ecosystems housing 140 different mammal species, 116 reptile species, 400 bird species, 40 species of fish and 500 species of trees, Corcovado truly is a world in and of itself.

Key Features

  • Next to Corcovado National Park
  • Bungalow's with Ocean Views
  • Private bathroom and hot water
  • Visit Caño Island
  • Long term rentals available
  • Many tours available
Starting at $55 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Family Friendly
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Wi-Fi Internet


View at Vista Drake Lodge
View at Vista Drake Lodge

Vista Drake Lodge offers seven different lodging options to choose from. As was mentioned earlier, staying in any of the hotel's rooms grants you access to a free continental breakfast, and all are situated just a short walk from the beach. You can relax in either of the Vista Drake Lodge's four beautiful bungalows, enjoy your stay in one of its two cabins, or go all out and experience the luxurious Studio Rustico.

Bungalows - Each of the four bungalow's offers picturesque views right from the room, with three of them also overlooking the site's lush garden. Each can comfortably accommodate between 2-4 people and offer complimentary in-room WiFi. Among the other amenities to be enjoyed inside the bungalows are:

- Private bathrooms
- Hot water
- Drinkable water

Each also features its own balcony, complete with a hammock that allows you to lay back and relax as the breezes sweep in from the Pacific.

Cabins - The private cabins at the Drake Vista Lodge offer a cozier atmosphere. Both offer several of the same amenities found in the bungalows, along with the added bonus of a safe in which to store your personal belongings.

Studio Rustico - The Studio Rustico is for those travelers looking to enjoy Costa Rica in style. Offering accommodations for up to six, it features everything you can enjoy in the cabins or bungalows, along with added options such as:

- Air conditioning
- A washing machine
- A kitchen area

Here, you can spend a relaxing evening cooking up fish pulled directly from the bay that very day, which then be enjoyed on your private balcony as you enjoy the beautiful nighttime views of the Pacific Ocean.

Vacation Rentals - If you're interested in an extended stay, the Vista Drake Lodge's two rental properties are just what you need. With kitchens and added guest rooms (as well as air conditioning), the Villa Cecropenia and Casita Cecropenia make for the ultimate home away from home.

Starting at $55 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Given Drake Bay's connection with eco-tourism, you will no doubt want to count on experiencing at least one planned excursion during your stay. The staff at the Vista Drake Lodge can arrange everything for you. The many tours the hotel offers all are designed to provide you with the best experience each of the area's major attractions have to offer.

Drake Bay - You can enjoy Drake Bay by horseback or by water. Float among the beautiful mangroves, or get up-close and personal with the dolphins and whales that call the bay home. You can even take in the stunning views at night on a guided tour or go tubing along the local Agujitas River.

Corcovado National Park - Nothing's better than experiencing Corcovado with the added guidance of a local. The Vista Drake Lodge offers day and overnight tours of the park.

Caño Island - Remember how the scuba diving and snorkeling at Caño Island was hyped up earlier? The team at the Vista Drake Lodge can't wait to help you experience this for yourself.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Scuba Diving
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $55 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Vista Drake Lodge is located in Drake Bay just a few minutes walk to the beach

Customer Reviews for Vista Drake Lodge

Overall Rating
4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Based on 1 review

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
From: United States3/3/2013
"I wanted to review this place with Tripadvisor, but it did not fit into their categories.
No, it's not luxurious .
No, it does not have a powerful shower or cushy amenities.
But, yes, it was everything that I expected for the price that I paid, and the owner and his family were more accommodating than i ever
expected. My trip was very memorable, and I shed a tear when I left.
I am in the process of planning my next trip to stay in the same place and do the same trip to the rainforest, which was, not a great experience, but more, one of the best times of my life!"
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5

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