Smack dab in the middle of Drake (which is really not very big), Martina's place has quick access to everywhere about town, and Martina herself is very knowledgeable about the area and helpful with arranging just about anything.
One of the great things about Drake Bay is its remoteness, which in other places might mean you have to settle for shoddy dwellings, but not so here. While some spots could use a bit more polish (it's no boutique hotel, but again, this is Drake Bay), Martina's Place is comfortable, quiet, and cozy. We stayed in two rooms, a double with shared bed and bath, and a larger room off the side of the building with its own bed and bath. What you get depends on how much you're willing to pay (and whether you book in advance). There's also a shared kitchen and some rather rustic seating outside under a canopy where people get together to talk.
A hint: If you're looking for fresh produce, ask Martina about the fruit truck. The selection at the markets in town is a bit lacking. And a note to LGBT travellers, we felt quite welcome at Martina's Place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clean hostel with familiar atmosphere. We offer: 2 dormitories, 5 rooms with shared bath for 1-3 persons, 2 family rooms with private bath, 1 honeymoon cabin with private bath. Our hostel is a 2 minutes walk to beach and supermarkets. We offer the biggest choice of tours in the area: Corcovado Nationalpark, Cano Island, around Drake Bay and 6 different overnight tours. You will find a fully equipped kitchen for self cooking with coffee, tea, oil, salt and sugar for free use. Our services include: hot water showers, good WiFi, a few hammocks, free parking and luggage storage. Attention! There is no bank or ATM in Drake Bay. Bring enough cash or pay with card (+4% banking fee). Room and most tours can be booked through our homepage. See you soon in Drake Bay! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Martina's Place Hostel Costa Rica/Drake Bay