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Top 7 Drake Bay Costa Rica Facts

Drake Bay in Costa Rica is one of the most secluded places of the country. It is located on the northern tip of the Osa Peninsula and until recently it could only be accessed by boat or plane. Now there are some dirt roads, but they are flooded almost all year. So, nature lovers, this is the place for you! There are some eco-lodges in the area that offer great tours and packages in the middle of the forest where you will see tons of local animals.

It is also great as headquarters for your adventures in the area. From here, the incredibly bio-diverse Corcovado National Park and the Cano Island Biological Reserve are just a few minutes away.

Drake Bay Costa Rica Weather

Drake bay has the perfect tropical weather. It is warm year-round but it can get rainy. The best time of the year to visit Drake Bay is between December and April because they are the not so rainy months.

People swimming in Drake Bay Costa Rica

Drake Bay Costa Rica Facts

1. Scuba diving

Yes, this is also possible on the pacific coast of the country. There are diving tours leaving from its coast every morning, just make sure you choose a place that is PADI certified for your safety. There are many hotels offering diving packages too.

2. Snorkeling

These ones leave mainly from Cano Island, just a few minutes on boat from Drake Bay. This is a marine park that you get to explore off of the island’s coast. Animals that you get to swim with are sea turtles, rays, and even some species of sharks. Depending on the season, you might even find whales and dolphins.

3. Canopy tours

This amazing area, as well as most of the others in the country, has amazing zip lines that you can zip through the forest canopy. The best part is that the tours from the area go from a few minutes and up to four hours for some of the most adventurous visitors looking for longer lines and the highest platforms.

4. Mangrove tours

There are at least two rivers where you can go exploring the mangroves near the beaches. There is also a nearby island called Violines where you can also have this experience. They are all slightly different. If you decide to go on this type of tour, try to be silent and listen closely to your guide, they usually point out the many animals hiding in the trees.

5. Sportfishing

The beauty of sport fishing in Drake bay is that there is amazing fishing all year long due to the bio-diversity and richness of the area. Some common catches include three kinds of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Yellow find tuna.

6. Horseback

There are at least two ways to enjoy this sort of tour. You can go to explore the jungle or take a romantic tour along the beach. I would recommend asking for a jungle tour during the afternoon s that you can end it at sunset with gorgeous views.

7. Whale and dolphin watching tours

You need to do this if you are in the area between August and September. These are your regular boat tour off of the coast of Costa Rica but with the bonus of being able to see the playful dolphins swimming next to it. Whales also like to come close and give spectacles.

Cano Island in Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Fun Fact: It is believed to be the place where Sir Francis Drake (a British pirate) hid his treasures in the 16th century.

As you can see this is the best place for people looking for a private vacation filled with adventures in the middle of the Costa Rican Jungle.

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