I continue with my Costa Rica vacations travel in Drake Bay, located in the Southern Pacific of Puntarenas, near the Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park, which is one of the most popular touristic attractions in Costa Rica and one of the richest wildlife spots in Costa Rica. The weather in Drake Bay is warm and humid, having heavy rains in the rainy season (May to mid-December) and many hours of sunlight during the dry season (mid-December to April).
You can get to Drake Bay by boat or a four wheel drive vehicle during the dry season, however, the boat is strongly recommended due to the spectacular landscapes that can be appreciated. Also, during the rainy season, the dirt road gets flooded and is unusable.
Drake sits 20 miles from Palmar Norte, and you can get there driving for approximately 4 hours from San Jose, or taking a 45-minute flight. From there, take a cab or bus to Sierpe, where you will take the boat to the bay. I took the boat and the price was cheap and was greeted by amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the Corcovado National Park.
Once in Drake Bay, I found a gorgeous, lonely place with spectacular beaches and a huge variety of wildlife. Costa Rica birding tours are very popular here, and there are many other activities like snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding, sports fishing, scuba diving, exploration or just sun bathing in the beach. There are Costa Rica hotels where you can stay, and it is not a crowded area.
Drake Bay is close to Isla del Cano and the Isla del Cano Natural Reserve. It is a deserted island and a very well-known spot for diving and snorkeling, taking advantage of the pristine blue waters. In Isla del Cano, there is also evidence of ancient pre-columbian civilizations. It is one of the best Costa Rica ecology tours.
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