We stayed at Las Caletas for 5 nights in early February during a month long visit to Costa Rica. Drake Bay and Las Caletas were by far our favourite place in the country. We would wake at dawn to the calls of the Scarlet Macaws flying by and enjoy our morning coffee marvelling at all the fantastic birds and wildlife! The lodge is set high up on a hill, making it excellent for birdwatching in the forest canopy and for catching the evening breeze. It is a great location for hiking to nearby beaches or Rio Claro, or you can snorkel and swim right out front. The tours to Cano Island and Corcovado National Park far exceeded our expectations, due in large part, to Jose, our friendly, knowledgeable and engaging guide. Dolphins, turtles, tapirs, spider and howler monkeys, trogons, sloths, anteaters, boas, tree frogs, toucans and more!
We choose Las Caletas in part because it was small. With only a handful of cabins/tents, you feel right home with the other couples and families in no time. We stayed in the Tureca, a very quiet and private cabin, with a porch and fan (which was essential - its hot and humid!). The front duplex is not as private, but seemed like it caught more of a breeze in the evenings, and the honeymoon cabin looked awesome! All in all we thought it was very good value for such a wonderful place, and we did not find its match in the rest of our journey. There was nothing better than sipping a cold Imperial while lounging in a beach chair looking out at a canopy alive with birds, and enjoying the ocean breeze.
Spectacular scenery, delicious food and wonderful people at Las Caletas! We hope to go back someday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Las Caletas Lodge offers comfortable and clean accommodations; fresh and delicious food and a friendly and helpful staff who will make the best effort to make our guests stay an unforgettable nature experience combined with a family atmosphere. Enjoy the great panoramic ocean and rainforest views and awake by the sound of the rainforest and ocean. You'll be surrounded by an exuberant vegetation with wildlife of all shapes, sizes and colors. Careful landscaping highlights our natural setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Caletas - Drake Bay Hotel Drake Bay