What is the water temperature?
Water temperature at Drake Bay is always warm and the average temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The water is great for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving.
Are shots for malaria or other diseases required?
You don’t need to take shots for malaria or other diseases. Our three children have lived in Drake Bay for 18 years and have never had problems.
What are the advantages of visiting at different times of the year?
We have only two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. May through November is rainy (usually sunny in the morning and rainy in the late afternoon). There are advantages of going in the rainy season as well as the dry season. For instance, the rainy season is cooler, everything is greener, there are less people, and it is cheaper. December through April is the dry season and some advantages of going at this time are the guaranteed sunshine and virtually no rain.
Do I need to bring a hair dryer?
We have a few hair dryers available at the resort.
What To Pack for Drake Bay?

– Teva type sandals or rubber soled shoes that can get wet
– Tennis shoes for day hike and camp
– Sunglasses with strap (if you wear prescription glasses bring an extra pair)
– Hat
– Sunscreen
– Insect repellent
– Day pack for day hikes
– Flashlight
– Camera, film and spare camera batteries
– Binoculars
– Poncho
– Sweater (for evening in San Jose)
– Long pants (for sun protection and evening in San Jose)

Do your electric sockets require special plugs?

Our electric sockets work with American style plugs at 110 volts.

Where is your best swimming beach located and how far is the hotel from it?
The swimming beach is about 15 minutes walk from the hotel. We also have a beautiful jungle river at the hotel and our own natural sea water swimming pool.
How long are the tours? At what time do they leave and return to the resort?
A typical tour lasts most of the day, but some can be arranged to be only half a day. Most tours leave at 7:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m.
Is it possible to plan tours in advance and, if so, is it necessary to do so

Most our tours are planned in advance 2 month before you arrive.
We are required by the regulations governing visits to the National Parks and Protected
Areas of the Osa Peninsula to arrange and confirm any tours you have booked for
Corcovado National Park , Sirena Park Station and Cano Island in advance. The quota of
visitors admitted daily to each park station is limited by law. Because of the volume of
people wanting to visit the park, making changes to your itinerary may not always be

How far is it to drive from San Jose to Drake Bay or just to Sierpe?
You can drive directly to Drake Bay from San Jose in about 8 hours or drive to Sierpe then take a 1 hour boat ride for the same amount of time. We recommend that you call us before you drive down.
Is there a secure location to store extra luggage at Pava airport? What is the cost?
Luggage can be left at your hotel’s desk or at the Pavas airport with Nature Air, at no extra charge.
How far is it from San Jose to Pavas?
Pavas airport is located near San Jose, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Which hotel do you recommend that we stay at while in San Jose?

These are the hotels that we recommend:


Hotel Tennis Club
Phone #: (011-506) 2232-1228
Home Page: www.crtennis.com
Location: near Pavas airport
Palma Real
Phone #: (011-506) 2290-5060
Home Page: www.barcelopalmareal.com
Location: near Pavas airport
Hotel Corobici
Phone #: (011-506) 2232-8122
Home Page: www.solmelia.com
Location: near Pavas airport
Hotel Colon
Phone #: (011-506) 2257-2580
Home Page: www.hotelcentrocolon.com
Location: near Pavas airport
Apartotel La Sabana
Phone #: (011-506) 2220-2422
Home Page: www.apartotel-lasabana.com
Location: Sabana Norte, San Jose
What is the cancellation policy?
If we are notified in writing 30 days in advance, 100% refund. If we are notified in writing 15 days in advance, 50% refund. If your reservation is canceled within 14 days from the date of scheduled arrival, no refund will be given. Flights that we book for you to Drake Bay are not refundable but may be changed depending on the date of notification.
What is the room checkout time?
The room checkout time is at 8:00 AM of the day that you are leaving.
Can we get a room with air conditioning?
: We now offer a limited number of rooms with air conditioning. An additional fee applies to any rooms that have air conditioning. Please let us know if you would like your room to have air conditioning.