I have to state here at the start that we took a bus from San Jose down to Palmar, but accidentally traveled past Palmar and got of at a town of Golfito. We had our room booked for the night at drake bay already and diving for the next morning so we were in trouble. We went straight to nearest bar were the bartender spoke english, since we don't speak spanish, and asked to call to Vista Drake Lodge. He did and we spoke with the owner Emilio who arranged us an alternative route to Drake Bay. Instead of going via Sierpe as originally planned we took a speed boat from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez from where Emilio had arranged a taxi for us to a town of La Palma. From there we took a bus to Drake Bay and arrived shortly after the sun went down. But we made it.
Emilio, and the rest of the staff, was very kind and helpful the whole of our 4 night stay. He took care of booking diving, snorkeling, kayaking, trekking and horseback riding trips as well as pointers to where to eat and such. The room was on top of the yard and kitchen and the walls were very thin so we missed no sounds. For us though this was no problem because we basically just slept there. In the room was 1 double bed wiht a mosquito net, 2 fans, 2 chairs and a bathroom with hot shower. Basically all necessities. Emilio also let me charge my camera from his computer and borrowed us an adapter for our Scandinavian electric plug.
Breakfast was included every day with coffee, juice, water, fruits, rice+beans, and pancakes or fried eggs and toast.
We really enjoyed our stay and I recommend this for everyone who travel with backpacks and don't care about champagne and room service. Location is also quite nice. It is not on the beach but only a minute walk from there. As some other cheaper accommodations were a bit farther inland.
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