This was my third stay at this lodge. I am fully aware that Punta Marenco is not the most glamorous place to stay in the Drake's bay area of the Corcovado, but if you are a nature lover that makes little difference. I got a very good deal 3 nights package with jungle trekking and snorkelling at the Isla del Cano ( highly recommended ). The lodge is an easy 1/2 hour walk from the Rio Claro, which is great for bathing and canoeing.
The cabins are basic bur most have ocean view. There only is electricity 5 hours a day, but anyway one is out most of the day. The nature is fantastic: there were several scarlet macaws right at the lodge, toucans and several other wonderful birds.
They enter the jungle from San Pedrillo beach, which is not as good as La sirena, but that trail has a great waterfall.
The food is very good and abundant and the staff very friendly and helpful. It costs about a third of Lapa Rio , which is wonderful, but in another location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Own by a Costarican family Punta Marenco Lodge is located 20 minutes by boat from Drake Bay in the Osa Peninsula south pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our bungalows are located in a little hill very close to the beach. The Lodge is part of the Punta Rio Claro National Wild Life Refuge, with miles of pristine beaches and tropical rainforest to explore near the Corcovado National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Punta Marenco Hotel Corcovado National Park