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Drake Bay

Drake Bay

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  • Summary: Coastal town with the glamour of the 1900's Costa Rica country side; great for nature enthusiasts
  • Landscape: Rainforest & beaches
  • Attractions: Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, Rio Claro Wildlife Refuge, Sierpe Mangrove Forest
  • Activities: Wildlife Watching, Snorkeling and diving trips, hiking jungle trails
  • Caters to: Budget or independent travelers, honeymooners, families, wildlife enthusiasts
  • Quick Facts: Northern tip of the Osa Peninsula; 205 miles from San Jose ; Hot, humid and rainy ; 71-93°F ; Sea level

Heavenly adrift from the 21st century's charm, the far-flung Drake Bay is a stretch of castaway wildlife fantasy with unspoiled beaches and untamed jungle.

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Drake Bay spurs adventure travelers to come face-to-face with vast tracts of wild nature. Offshore the bay, divers swim with white-tipped reef sharks while snorkelers chase schools of fish.  Anglers rejoice in their catches. Others boat next to pods of dolphins or matting whales. Inland, they rise to the sounds of the squawking macaws or howler monkeys, zip line the treetops of the forests, float down Claro River or explore the Corcovado National Park.

Peering through the Pacific Ocean, ensconced in the rainforest, sprinkled with eco-lodges, cabins, restaurants and local homes, Agujitas – often referred as Drake town, – the main village, harbors small boats and the glamour of the Costa Rica countryside in the 1900's with dirt roads, very few cars and buildings.

Drake Bay, named after the British explorer Sir Francis Drake, who is believed to have used the bay as a port in his last trips to the Americas 1595-1596.

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Drake Bay Travel Guide

Drake Bay Weather

Current Conditions

Mostly cloudy

75°F (23°C) Mostly cloudy

Wind: 5 mph N
Visibility: 7 mi

Humidity: 94 % Barometer: 29.82 in/Hg

15 day weather forecast >

Drake Bay Tides

Friday, June 24, 2016
High 05:01 a.m. 8.99 ft. (2.74 m.)
Low 11:08 a.m. 1.08 ft. (0.33 m.)
High 05:15 p.m. 8.92 ft. (2.72 m.)
Low 11:29 p.m. 0.56 ft. (0.17 m.)

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Experiences in Drake Bay