There are several transportation options to getting to our hotel in Drake Bay. We highly recommend that you contact us for assistance.
This is the fastest way to get to Drake Bay. Nature Air and Sansa Airlines fly directly from Costa Rica's Central Valley to Drake Bay. Flights typically arrive between 9 and 11 in the morning. Our hotel offers free transfers to and from Drake Bay airport to any of our guests, so please contact us if you would like to make use of this service. Domestic flights are not included in our hotel prices, please add $280.00 per person round trip if you would like the flight included as part of your package. Prices are subject to change. We are also happy to help you book your flight if you wish.
Arriving in Drake Bay by boat is almost a tour in itself. Take a bus from San José to Palmar Norte, departing from the Tracopa terminal in San José. The bus ride takes between 5 to 6 hours. From Palmar Norte, you will need to take a taxi or shared rideto Sierpe. If you are driving your own rental car, you can park the car at Las Vegas bar for less than $10 per night. There are two boats leaving from Sierpe to Drake Bay daily: 11.30am and 3.30pm. The one hour boat ride takes you along the main river of the Térraba-Sierpe mangrove forest park and then along the spectacular coastline. Once you have arrived in Drake Bay, our hotel staff will meet you at the beach and help with your luggage. Please note that boat rides to Drake Bay involve wet landings, so it is advisable to wear sandals or water shoes.
Please let us know if you choose this transportation option, so we can arrange the necessary transfers from Palmar Norte to Drake Bay Getaway Resort.
Please note that this journey is not for the faint-hearted! We do not recommend that you attempt this drive without a 4WD vehicle and then only during the day and in dry season (December – April). During the wet season, road conditions are poor and extreme caution is advised. From San José, you can take route 37, 2 or 237 to Palmar Norte and then continue along the Pan-Americana highway towards Panamá. Once you reach Chacarita, turn West into the Osa Peninsula on route 245. At Rincón de Osa, turn West onto the unpaved mountain road and follow the signs to Drake Bay. Once on the unpaved mountain road, this route becomes a true adventure. There are mountains to traverse, extremely narrow pathways, rivers to splash through, and some fantastic jungle views. Continue on this road until you reach the beach in Agujitas which is the main town of Drake Bay. The hotel is located near the far end of the beach on a hill to your left. Our hotel coordinates are: 8°41'22.2"N and 83°40'14.2"W (8.689358,-83.670625).
This is the cheapest option for travelling to Drake Bay. From San José, take the bus to Puerto Jimenez from the Tracopa bus station and ask the driver to drop you at La Palma de Osa. From La Palma, a local bus leaves for Drake Bay at 11.30am and again at 4.45pm. The journey takes around two hours and it’s a bumpy, but beautiful Tico experience! Please note that the bus service is subject to change, so please contact us before departing.