Yes, however if coming by car be sure to rent a 4×4, high clearance vehicle as the road can be rough especially in the rainy season. Coming from Palmar Norte one can expect approximately a 3 hour drive.
Using WAZE or Google Maps search for “Escuela Curime”. When in route you will come to a corner in the road with a sign saying, “Corcovado Adventures” with an arrow pointing to the right. Follow that route until the very end of the road. Here you will reach private parking lot where your car can be safely parked for 2500 colones per night.
With advance notice of the hour of your arrival our staff will meet you at the parking lot and accompany you during the 500 meter walk to the hotel.
Drake Bay has no banks or ATMs so your last chance to withdraw cash will be in Palmar Norte. We suggest bringing some cash for your stay as some of the area’s restaurants and small stores do not accept credit cards.
At Corcovado Adventures we accept all credit cards for your stay including lodging and tours. Be aware that there is 13% tax throughout Costa Rica paying with cards. We also accept cash in dollars or colones.
Cameras with extra batteries and charger. Binoculars. Flashlight. Sunscreen. Hat. Sunglasses. Insect repellant. Small first aid kit. Comfortable shot-sleeved shirts. Shorts. Swimsuit. Water sandals. Rain Jacket. Long, light pants (to protect from insects and also for night hikes). Walking shoes w socks. Comfy light, cotton shirts and dresses. A large plastic bag to store wet clothes. Small bags for sensitive electronics.
First locate the Tracopa Bus Station (near Clinica Biblia). Purchase a ticket (Ticket counter opens at 4:30 am) to Palmar Norte. Tickets cost $10-$12 usd. First bus departs at 5:00 am. After a 5 hour ride you will arrive Palmar Norte at approx 11:00am. From there you must take a taxi (cost $20 usd) (we can assist with sending one to meet you) to the river town of Sierpe. The taxi will drop you at a restaurant located next to the boat dock. From there you will take the 11:30 am boat to Drake bay. Be sure to mention to the captain that you wish to be dropped at ‘Tent Camp’. They will land you on the beach directly in front of the hotel.
Boats depart Sierpe daily at 11:30 am and 4:00pm. Costs are $15 usd for the 11:30 boat and $20 usd for the 4:00pm boat.
Yes. Look for the Hotel Oleaje Sereno. There they have a safe, secure parking lot for $6 usd. The boats depart from there same restaurant.
Yes, it is better to book your tours in advance. If you are unable to do so we will do our best to accommodate you in whatever tours, you decide to book.
Yes. This is possible but we must know in advance in order that we coordinate the 2:15pm boat back to Sierpe.
Yes. Sansa Airlines offer several daily flights from the Domestic Terminal of the International Airport. Please notify us your arrival time so that we can coordinate transportation to meet you at Drake Bay Airport for the 1 hour transfer to the lodge. Cost is approximately $60 usd.
Yes. The coastal trail allows one the possibility of exploring the entire coats from Drake Bay to the entrance San Pedrillo. The Rio Claro and Playa San Josecito offer beautiful destinations only a 1 hour hike from our lodge.