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Discovering Costa Rica: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

Only accessible by boat, awaits the pristine Drake Bay Wilderness Resort as the second stop of our sustainable Costa Rica Tour. Located in the Wild Osa, the Drake Bay Wilderness Resort lures the weary traveler to an oasis called Drake Bay.

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

Drake Bay Wilderness Resort was started by Herbert and Marleny in 1985 when Marleny’s father, Jose Manuel, convinced them to move down. Little did they know Jose’s intentions were for the two to buy the property from him and start a hotel. When they started, they were among the very first tourism pioneers in an extremely remote area only accessible by boat. Electricity seemed a distant luxury as it didn’t arrive for another 20 years. Their roots spread deep as the Herbert and Marleny family still operate the resort today. Talk about quite the family business!