Drake Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Corcovado National Park : Sirena - San Pedrillo 2 nights

1. Corcovado National Park : Sirena - San Pedrillo 2 nights

Unlock the wonders of Corcovado National Park with our exclusive 3-day, 2-night overnight stay. Trek through lush rainforest and swim in crystal clear waters, all while marveling at the breathtaking views. Make unforgettable memories and get closer to nature with this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Book now and start your journey to Corcovado! Day 1 : Start your day with an hour-and-a-half boat ride to Sirena. Get ready on the beach and set off on a 3-4 hour hike to the ranger station. After a half-hour lunch break, return to the station. At 2:30 p.m., take another 2.5-hour hike to the Claro River, where you can swim before returning to the station. Dine at the resort before resting for the night. Day 2: Start the day with an early-morning night hike in the forest until 7:30 am. Enjoy breakfast at the resort before setting off again to explore the Sirena trails. Around 11:30 a.m., return to the resort for a half-hour lunch break and prepare to return to the pier by boat. Take the boat to San Pedrillo, then set off on a 3-hour hike to the Corcovado Backyard Lodge. Enjoy a moment of rest, a shower or a dip in the river. Dine at the camp before resting for the night. Day 3: Start your day with an early morning hike in the forest until 7:00 am. Enjoy breakfast at the Backyard Lodge before heading back into the forest for a 3-hour hike to the waterfall. Take a break for a swim before continuing on to the rendezvous point at Los Planes, 20 minutes from Drake by 4x4. You'll be back in Drake Bay by midday.

Drake Bay - Bird watching tour

2. Drake Bay - Bird watching tour

Our guides are professionals in birdwatching and have extensive knowledge of the area and the numerous bird species that reside here. The birdwatching tour last approximately 2 hours, and is available in either the early morning or late afternoon for peak bird activity. Common birds sightings are tanagers, hummingbirds, macaws, toucans, manakins, hawks, robins, flycatchers, honeycreepers, trogons, and woodpeckers. Your birding guide will be equipped with a high-powered Swarovski scope to aid in spotting – with a little cooperation from the birds, great for spectacular closeup photos!

Mangrove - Terraba - Siepe

3. Mangrove - Terraba - Siepe

Over the course of four hours, you'll travel upstream, exploring the winding mangrove channels. Watch waterfowl in flight, spot crocodiles basking in the sun and catch a glimpse of the mammals that inhabit this lush forest. After this exciting adventure, we'll stop for lunch in the charming town of Sierpe. You can choose between a picnic in the community park or enjoy a meal in one of the local restaurants. Then we'll take a boat for an hour's return to Drake Bay, offering panoramic views of the coastal beauty. Don't miss this opportunity to discover Sierpe's fascinating mangrove ecosystem and admire the diversity of flora and fauna found there. Book your excursion now and get ready for an enriching experience in the heart of Costa Rica's unspoilt nature.

Caño Island : Diving Tour

4. Caño Island : Diving Tour

On this excursion, dive into the crystal-clear waters of the ocean and discover an underwater world of breathtaking beauty. Isla del Caño is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity, home to a myriad of fascinating marine species, including sea turtles, majestic manta rays, schools of colorful fish and even majestic whale sharks. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, sharing their passion and expertise to ensure a safe and memorable dive. They'll guide you through spectacular coral reefs and help you discover the hidden treasures of the seabed in this unspoilt region. Whether you're an experienced diver in search of new discoveries, or you'd like to learn about scuba diving for the first time, Isla del Caño promises an extraordinary experience. Book your scuba diving adventure at Isla del Caño now and get ready to explore a magical underwater world in Costa Rica's tropical waters.

Corcovado National park : San Pedrillo Overnight Tour

5. Corcovado National park : San Pedrillo Overnight Tour

Ready to become one with nature? Get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life and experience Corcovado National Park like never before. With Overnight Stay Corcovado, you'll spend 2 days and 1 night in the heart of Costa Rica's primary forest. Hike & explore trails, relax and sleep in the cozy Corcovado Backyard Lodge, and get an up-close look at some of the planet's most beautiful wildlife - all while having a true outdoor adventure. Experience a getaway like no other - book your Overnight Stay Corcovado today! Day 1 6:00 am: 1 and a half hour boat ride to Sirena. 7:45am: Get ready on the beach at Sirena and head out on a 4 hour hike. 11:30am: We take a lunch break for half an hour at some point along the trail (where guide thinks is appropriate) and then hike back to the ranger boat landing . At around 12:30 pm we take a 1 hour boat back to San Pedrillo station. 1:30pm: We start one afternoon hike for 2 and a half hours to the Corcovado Backyard lodge, going to the most pristine primary forest of corcovado until we get to camp around 4:00pm. 6:00pm: Dinner at the camp Day 2 5:30am: Early morning hike in the forest until 7:00am. 7:00am: Breakfast at the Backyard Lodge. 8:00am: We go out in the forest again to hike another 3 hours to the waterfall, take a break there for a swim and continue to the pick up point at Los Planes town, 30 minutes away from Drake by 4×4 taxi. 12:00am: 4×4 Taxi back to Drake Bay arriving around 12:30pm.

Drake bay Wildlife Night walk

6. Drake bay Wildlife Night walk

Our trails take you through a variety of landscapes, from mountains to wetlands to winding streams. Get ready to meet the local stars, including the famous red-eyed tree frog, the transparent mirror frog and the majestic goliath frog, the largest in the world. Their vibrant colors and unique behaviors will leave you speechless. This night walk is also an exceptional opportunity to observe insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, beetles and many others up close. Look out for snakes such as the fearsome fer-de-lance, the mysterious cat-eyed snake, the powerful boa constrictor and the liana snake. You'll also come across some fascinating lizards, including the basilisk, affectionately nicknamed "the Jesus Christ" because of its amazing ability to run on water. Book now for this unforgettable experience and dive into the secret world of Costa Rican nightlife. Let our passionate guides reveal the hidden wonders of nature and create memories that will stay with you forever. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore Costa Rica's spectacular biodiversity on a captivating night walk.

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