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Driving from Sierpe to Drake Bay

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Hampden, Maine
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Driving from Sierpe to Drake Bay

I have heard that it's nearly impossible to get out to Drake Bay during early July, even by 4x4. Does anybody know if there is any truth to this?

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1. Re: Driving from Sierpe to Drake Bay

We are ultimately traveling from San Jose. Another possibility would be to take a boat from sierpe. How long does the drive from San Jose to sierpe take?

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Better to take the boat. It should take you 6 hours to drive from san Jose maybe 7 depending on stops.

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thanks for the advice! how are the roads on the way down there?

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If you drive coastal and mountain 2-lane rural roads in Maine, the roads from San Jose to Palmar Sur will be familiar-feeling and readily driveable. Stick to daylight to avoid wildiife in the road and the rare pothole, and if you take the inland route avoid crossing the high pass after it fogs up. I presume the first sentence goes for the short last bit from Palmar to Sierpe as well, but I haven't driven that part.

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Its best to drive to Sierpe and park your car there for about 8$ per day. There is no secure lot in Drake Bay, but there is one at Sierpe operated by the Las Vegas restaurant.. Also Drake is about 2.5 hours longer than driving to Sierpe. Your hotel in Drake will arrange your boat to pick you up around 11am.

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You can drive to Drake bay directly if you want, just follow the the inter american highway until you get to Chacarita gas station, take a right there follow the road there until you get to Rincon de Osa, you will see signs there that promote different Drake Bay hotels where the road split in two, take another right and follow the road for about 1.30 hours and you will get to Drake, there will be one big river crossing, just make sure you ask how to cross at the grocery store located 300 mts before you get to the river, is the only one by the way!

July should be an ok time to get to Drake by car.

Option 2 and easiest one is to boat ride from Sierpe fro $15 per person each way, and park the car for $8 a day.

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Just a short reminder..if your car engine get wet the rent acar will take it as a 100% lost and insurrance is not going to cover it...wet car...no insurance!

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