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  Where are we?  :

Location:
 

Cabinas Manolo is located in the Osa Peninsula on the northwest side of Corcovado National Park in Drake Bay, in Agujitas town.

 

We are just a short walk from the beach (300 meters - 7 minute walk).
 

GPS Coordinates:    8°41'21.14"N    83°39'46.35"W    <View in Google Maps>    <Google Earth location file>

 



   How to get here?  :


You can get to Drake Bay by ...

 

-   Car from San José to Drake
-   Car from San José to Sierpe (+ boat)
-   Bus from San José to Sierpe (+ boat)
-   Boat from Sierpe to Drake
-   Plane from San José to Drake

 

Car from San José to Drake

 

You can choose between the Inter-American Highway (by San Isidro de Perez Zeledón) or by the new Costanera Highway (along the coast by Quepos and Dominical) to get to Palmar Norte. In Palmar Norte continue by the Inter-American Highway until Chacarita (gas station), take the right (south) and follow the signs to Rincón de Osa. In Rincón take the right (west) and follow the signs to Drake. It takes about 8 hours from SJ to Drake. The road from Rincón de Osa to Drake is 4x4 only, and it is not passable between August and October due to the level of the rivers.

 

Car from San José to Sierpe (+ boat)

 

You can choose between the Inter-American Highway (by San Isidro de Perez Zeledón) or by the new Costanera Highway (along the coast by Quepos and Dominical) to get to Palmar Norte. In Palmar Norte, after crossing the Térraba River Bridge turn to the right, you will pass through banana and oil palm plantations arriving at the town of Sierpe. In Sierpe you can leave your car in a parking lot (ask for parking information at Las Vegas Restaurant), and take a boat from Sierpe to Drake Bay. It takes about 5 hours from SJ to Sierpe.

 

Bus from San José to Sierpe (+ boat)

 

Near the Pacific Coast Bus Station in San José (streets 14-16, Av.5), are the buses of TRACOPA that travel daily towards the South zone. If you want to arrive at Drake Bay the same day, you must take the 5:00am bus, which arrives at Palmar Norte at 10:30am. approx (5 - 6 hours approx duration). In Palmar Norte immediately take a taxi to Sierpe (approx 20 minutes). Then take a boat from Sierpe to Drake Bay. If you want to take the 5:00am bus, buy the ticket the previous day.

There are also private shuttles between Sierpe and other destinations of Costa Rica.

Boat from Sierpe to Drake

 

In Las Vegas Restaurant in Sierpe you will find a captain to take you to Drake (you can look for our captain Alexander, known as Chanchita). The collective boats leave at 11:30am and cost $15pp. If you take the boat after this time you will have to take a special boat, which will be more expensive.

The trip in boat from Sierpe to Drake Bay takes approximately 1hr and 15min. It sails by the channels of the Sierpe river contemplating idyllic mangrove swamps and observing birds and crocodiles. After 45 minutes of trip, the river ends and you continue by sea, near the coast, for 20 more minutes, arriving at the beach of Drake. Attention: You will get your feet wet when dropping of the boat!

Our hotel is 300mts from the beach. When approaching Drake ask th
e captain to phone us, so that will be in the beach with our car, and help you with your luggage. If you want to walk to the hotel it takes about 7 minutes.

 

There are boats after 3 pm, but it is extremely important to make the reservation in advance. The 3 pm boat service costs $20 per person.

We can help you making the reservations for the boat, and also reserve a space for your car in a parking lot at Sierpe. It will be a pleasure to help you!

 

Plane from San José to Drake

 

Two national airlines, NATUREAIR (from the Tobías Bolaños regional airport in Pavas) and SANSA (from the Juan Santamaría international airport), fly daily to Drake Bay (duration: approx 45 minutes). Then take a taxi by road to the hotel (5km, $7pp).

We will organize for you any necessary local transport. We can call a taxi to wait for you in the airport and take you to the hotel.

 

You can also fly to Palmar Sur, but then you will need to take a boat or rent a 4x4 car to get to Drake.

You can buy plane tickets easily in the Internet sites of the airlines,
Manolo at NATUREAIR or SANSA.   Please contact us if you need any help.


  Help with your transport  :


It will be our pleasure to coordinate your transport.  Contact us to:
 

- Reserve seats in a boat

 

- Reserve seats in a plane:    Contact us or visit Manolo at NATUREAIR or SANSA.

 

- Rent a car at Sierpe or Drake  (Details)

 

- Reserve seats in a private bus (shuttle)  (Details y fares)

 

- We offer airport transportation, car rental, GPS rental, and mobile phone rental.

 

  We will be more than glad to help you with your traveling arrangements.

   

manolotourscorcovado@gmail.com          (506)  2775-0929          (506)  2775-0946
 

Manolo Tours Corcovado, Bahia Drake, Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica

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