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Poor Man's Paradise

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Prices
Starting at $127 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Get away from it all at the remote tropical hideaway of Poor Man’s Paradise. Located on Drake Bay, this hotel is the ideal spot to unplug and unwind. Get back to basics and take a break from your everyday life while frolicking on beautiful beaches, fishing on open waters, and experiencing the beauty of the rainforest.

Overview

Happy guests at Poor Man's Paradise
Happy guests at Poor Man's Paradise

A tropical vacation in Costa Rica does not have to be only for the super-wealthy. For anyone who appreciates the unspoiled nature of a rainforest or the pristine sands of an uninhabited beach, there is Poor Man’s Paradise, a hotel that lets the beauty of Costa Rica be front and center. Located on Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, this cozy hotel allows guests to experience paradise off the grid by allowing a connection to the surroundings without distraction. Leave your computers and your cares behind and live in the moment at this lush tropical hideaway.

From your first day, you’ll understand what makes this hotel different from the others. After arriving by boat to the Amaya homestead, you are greeted by friendly staff, beautiful vistas, and gorgeous remote beaches. Your accommodations are comfortable and provide the perfect place to relax after a full day of exploring the area or experiencing an excursion to one of the local nature reserves. The décor reflects the surroundings for an informal and comfortable ambiance.

You are not going to find any chain restaurants from your home town at Poor Man’s Paradise. Instead, you can eat like the locals on the freshest of fruits, vegetables, and seafood, prepared in traditional Costa Rican cuisine. The open-seating restaurant severs hungry guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a bagged lunch is also available to take along on one of the tours. You can congregate with other guests at the bar for a delicious and refreshing cocktail and maybe trade a fishing tale or two.

Fishing is just one of many activities you can try during your stay at Poor Man’s Paradise. The waters of the Drake Bay are known by fishermen as a prime location for wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dorado, snapper, grouper and other species. If fishing is not your cup of tea, you may opt for a whale-watching tour, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking through the rainforest, or other activities that let you get up close and personal with the splendor of Costa Rica. You’ll return home with many wonderful memories of your stay at Poor Man’s Paradise.

Key Features

Delicious food at Poor Man's Paradise
Delicious food at Poor Man's Paradise
  • Perfect spot for deep sea fishing
  • Birdwatcher paradise
  • Traditional Costa Rican food and drinks
  • Beachfront hotel
  • Airport shuttle
Prices
Starting at $127 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Amenities

Airport Transfers
Bar
Beach Front Hotel
Family Friendly
Fan
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms

Rooms

Relaxing rooms at Poor Man's Paradise
Relaxing rooms at Poor Man's Paradise

The accommodations at Poor Man’s Paradise are cabin-style rooms that are just a short walk away from both the common areas and the beaches. Each of the fifteen smoke-free rooms has a ceiling fan, private bath with shower, comfortable beds, private porch with hammocks and sitting areas, and either a garden or ocean view. The rooms are individually decorated with several beds, a desk, and other appointments for a homey, comfortable atmosphere. The cabins can sleep families as well as couples and single travelers. Pets are not allowed.

The rooms are homey and comfortable, and guests are encouraged to relax and immerse themselves in the peaceful surroundings of the rainforest and beaches. The rhythm of nature determines your days during your stay, allowing you to be carefree and at ease. Guests of the hotel enjoy other amenities, including:

  • Free full breakfast
  • Bagged lunch for day trips
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free toiletries

Prices
Starting at $127 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Activities

Sport fishing – With a prime location near the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome, Poor Man’s Paradise is a catch for fishermen. The owner and other experienced guides can schedule a fishing trip near shore or offshore for a full or half day. Fishing tackle, lunch, and drinks are provided.

Corcovado National Park Tour – Get ready for a guided hike through the rainforest. You can catch a glimpse of wildlife and birds that inhabit the reserve as you explore the jungle. Entrance fee, lunch, and guide are included.

Caño Island – Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and more are the main attractions for guests who visit the island. Certified divers can explore the coral reefs and maybe even see sea turtles, whale sharks, and manta rays. You can also hike the island and discover the ancient Indian archeological sites.

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour – The Osa Peninsula area attracts many marine mammals, and guests on this boat tour can see these gentle giants and playful porpoises. Dolphins are around throughout the year, but the best time to see the whales is August through January.

Horseback Riding Tour – Guests can experience both riding through the jungle or along the shore. What better way to see the flora and fauna of Costa Rica than from the back of a horse?

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Whale Watching
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Osa Peninsula & Drake Bay Map
Poor Man's Paradise is located just north of Corcovado National Park

Rates

Prices Starting at $127 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for Poor Man's Paradise

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States2/7/2005
 
"The Amayas make you part of their family. You shouldn't, couldn't, and wouldn't ever ask for a better vacation then this piece of heaven."
 
Number of times you have visited this All Inclusive Resort?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Resort?
Spanish, English, French, German, Other
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2
 

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