Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Ready to be immersed in the jungle, off the beaten path, and within walking distance to beautiful beaches? Drake Bay is on the Northern tip of the Osa Peninsula and a dream destination for regenerative vacations. It's remote location and unique eco lodges make it a an ideal spot for nature lovers seeking a relaxing getaway. Corcovado National Park is nearby, and has incredible biodiversity. This small region of Costa Rica contains over five percent of the world’s animal population! It takes a little doing to get to Drake Bay, but the easiest is to hop on a boat from Sierpe. It’s a beautiful boat ride through the mangroves and fishing communities, then out into the bay.
There are numerous eco lodges and guest houses to choose from in different price ranges, although, like anywhere, be aware of green washing when looking at accommodations! One beautiful option is Drake Bay Getaway. Their secluded guest houses are perched in the jungle with expansive views of the bay. They are committed to regenerative practices at the lodge, some of which are solar water heating, rainwater capture systems, and using locally sourced food. On top of that, not a single tree was cut on the property to build the resort. For activities, you can take guided tours through Corcovado National Park where you might encounter tapirs, sloths, caimans, toucans, and numerous other bird and mammal species. Diving at Caño island, horseback riding, and whale watching are a few of the other activities, not to mention lounging in a hammock with a cool drink in your hand. A nature lovers paradise, Drake Bay should be high on your list of places to visit in Costa Rica!