Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Drake Bay is a small village located on the Osa Peninsula, privileged area for its mix of tropical rainforest and beach. The principal activity here is the tourism; small touristic companies offers lodging, food and tours. There are supermarkets , ice cream store, restaurants, souvenir shop and a small clinic.

We have public electricity 24 hours and most of the hotels and cabins in the area have air conditioning, fans and internet. Something that you must know is that we have no banks or ATMs, you should bring enough cash for your basic needs, most of the businesses credit card payment services and our company also offers you this service.

Drake Bay


Corcovado National Park

National Geographic Society has described Corcovado as the most biologically intense place on earth.

Corcovado National Park was created in 1975, and has an area of 47 757 terrestrial ha and 5, 375 marine ha. It is the last lowland rainforest remnant of the Pacific coast of Central America and contains at least 16 plant associations. It is also notable that the region has 700 species of trees (the greatest diversity of tree species in Central America) that represent a quarter of all species of Costa Rica trees. In recent years 57 species of the area have been described as new to science and 59 species were registered as new to the flora of Costa Rica. In some areas, more than 124 tree species can be found in one hectare. The flora has strong affinity with the Chocò region of north-western South America as well as with the Venezuelan Amazon.

According to the Holdridge life Zone System, the main life zones in the region are the Tropical Wet Forest, the Tropical Moist Forest and the Tropical Premontane Wet Forest.

The rainy season is from May to November and the dry from December to April with the most rainfalls in October and November. Annual rainfall is estimated to range between 3000 and 3800 mm on the plains, and 4000 and  5000 mm in the uplands. The annual temperature is 260 to 270 C near the coast (varies daily up to 100C) and 210 to 230 C on the higher mountain peaks. The period of March through May is warmer while the period of November through January is cooler.

It is estimated that the area has about 10 000 species of insects, 2418 species of plants, 124 species of mammals (over 50 are bats), 375 species of birds, of which 18 are endemic, 71 reptiles, 46 amphibians and 40 species of freshwater fish. Species recorded in this area represent between 30 and 50% of the Costa Rica species, there are 49 in danger tree species of which at least 12 are endemic from Costa Rica. There are populations of large mammals in danger of extinction such as the jaguar, puma, White lipped peccary and tapir, and this the only place where you can find all the monkey species from the country: Howler, Spider, White-faced Capuchin and Squirrel monkeys.National Geographic Society has described Corcovado as the most biologically intense place on earth.

Corcovado National Park was created in 1975, and has an area of 47 757 terrestrial ha and 5, 375 marine ha. It is the last lowland rainforest remnant of the Pacific coast of Central America and contains at least 16 plant associations. It is also notable that the region has 700 species of trees (the greatest diversity of tree species in Central America) that represent a quarter of all species of Costa Rica trees. In recent years 57 species of the area have been described as new to science and 59 species were registered as new to the flora of Costa Rica. In some areas, more than 124 tree species can be found in one hectare. The flora has strong affinity with the Chocò region of north-western South America as well as with the Venezuelan Amazon.

According to the Holdridge life Zone System, the main life zones in the region are the Tropical Wet Forest, the Tropical Moist Forest and the Tropical Premontane Wet Forest.

The rainy season is from May to November and the dry from December to April with the most rainfalls in October and November. Annual rainfall is estimated to range between 3000 and 3800 mm on the plains, and 4000 and  5000 mm in the uplands. The annual temperature is 260 to 270 C near the coast (varies daily up to 100C) and 210 to 230 C on the higher mountain peaks. The period of March through May is warmer while the period of November through January is cooler

It is estimated that the area has about 10 000 species of insects, 2418 species of plants, 124 species of mammals (over 50 are bats), 375 species of birds, of which 18 are endemic, 71 reptiles, 46 amphibians and 40 species of freshwater fish. Species recorded in this area represent between 30 and 50% of the Costa Rica species, there are 49 in danger tree species of which at least 12 are endemic from Costa Rica. There are populations of large mammals in danger of extinction such as the jaguar, puma, White lipped peccary and tapir, and this the only place where you can find all the monkey species from the country: Howler, Spider, White-faced Capuchin and Squirrel monkeys.


Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve Information

Caño Island is approximately 17 km from the coast of Drake Bay, has an area of 320 has on land and 5800 in the sea. It is believed that in pre-Columbian times it was an important centre of political and religious power. It have occupations for more than 1330 years continuously. In 1940 the United Fruit Company was on the island, they built a lighthouse, started an airport and planned to start banana plantations on the Island. In 1976 it was annexed to the Corcovado National Park and was declared biological reserve on 24 February 1978.

On the island there are 158 species of vascular plants and ferns. The abundance of cow or milk tree Brosimum utile, raises the possibility of an introduction of Cotos and Quepos indigenous for religious purposes. There are 69 known species of animals on the island, 31 are birds, 4 amphibians, 9 reptiles and 5 mammals like the Paca (Agouti paca), four-eyed opposum (Philander opossum) and bats.

It has 5 platforms of coral reefs ranging in size from 0.8 has up to 4.2 has, it has 19 identified species of corals and 60 of mollusks, Porites lobata is the dominant coral species.