Drake Bay Domestic Airport, South Puntarenas

Airport in Drake Bay
Airport in Drake Bay
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The remote and secluded Drake Bay is often referred to as the gateway to wild and untamed Corcovado National Park. Known as the world’s most biologically intense area, this national park is home to a plethora of rare wildlife and plants, making it among the most ecologically rich places on earth.

Located on the Osa Peninsula, which is among the country’s most least visited places, getting to Drake Bay is not easy, as it sits in a rather isolated region of the country. The best way to get to the bay is to fly here from the capital city San Jose. There are daily flights to Drake Bay from San Jose by both SANSA and Nature Air. It is a 45-minute flight.

Nature Air offers 3 flights a day from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, while SANSA has 2 flights from the same airport on a daily basis. The Drake Bay Airport is around 2 km from most of the hotels and lodges in the area, so you will have to catch a water taxi or a regular taxi/jeep to get to your destination.

Be aware of the fact that most of the traveling in and around Drake Bay is done by boat. Most hotels in the area are all inclusive resorts and lodges that usually offer free pick up and transportation from the airstrip, so it is important that you confirm your booking before you land here.