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Bahia Drake (Drake Bay) Things to See and Do

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Drake is a naturalist’s playground, but if you have any qualms about getting wet or dirty, better to head someplace else. Carate offers the same seclusion and access to Corcovado Park as Drake Bay but does not require transport by boat. At Drake, boat is the primary mode of transportation, so if you don´t have a sailor’s stomach, remember to bring your motion-sickness pills. The most common activities around the bay are hikes in Corcovado Park, snorkeling or diving around Isla del Caño, dolphin and whale watching, and sport fishing. Most hotels or lodges offer tours that include the most popular activities. Many places also offer night hikes, kayaking and horseback riding.Note that most tours require a minimum of four people.

By Laura Granfortuna
I've always had the travel bug - maybe it's because I've been traveling around with my family since I was an infant, but mainly I think it's because...
12 Mar 2009

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Snorkeling and Diving

The majority of snorkeling and diving excursions take place around Isla del Caño because of the island's corals and the diversity of marine life...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica


Most kayak excursions in Drake Bay will be limited to leisurely paddles down the Sierpe river, but Corcovado Expeditions and a few of the local...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

Horseback Riding

Many of the hotels and tour operators around Drake Bay offer horseback rides that last between a few hours to half a day, taking visitors along the...

Horseback Riding
Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica


You can do a little self-guided hiking around Agujitas, but the big hiking destination near Drake Bay is Corcovado National Park. The simplest way to...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

Sport Fishing

Drake is known for great sport fishing. The waters here are full of sailfish, tuna, shark, dorado, mahi, marlin, red snapper, rainbow fish and...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

Nighttime Insect Tour

Drake Bay's original insect tour was created by etymologist Tracie Stice, “The Bug Lady,” although other local guides have since created their...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

Dolphin and Whale Watching

Whales migrate to Drake Bay from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres to calve, which makes the bay a fantastic place to go whale watching. You...

Bahia Drake (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

Canopy Tour

The canopy tour, located in nearby Los Planes, consists of nine platforms and six cables which take you flying more than 300 feet through primary...

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