If you want to get off the beaten path away from the tourists to see the real beauty and splendor of Costa Rica, you need to stay at Copa de Arbol! From arriving by boat to eating by candlelight you really feel like you are in another world! I really expected to see dinosaurs roaming about the secluded jungle or pterodactyls flying above the coconut trees. It if weren’t for the WI-FI you would feel totally off the grid.
My husband and I stayed for 4 days in July to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we loved every minute! This resort is clearly a labor of love. Every detail is closely managed by one of the owners at any given time. Jay was there with his adorable son and was always around to point out exotic birds or friendly conversation. Angel and Johnny went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They even helped get my lost luggage delivered from San Jose after I tried for 4 days with no luck. Orlando and Ronny took great care of us at every meal and their service was second to none. The chef even prepared delicious vegetarian options for us at every meal. The nature guides, Jose and Mauricio, are delightful, extremely knowledgeable and clearly love their jobs! They really made our snorkel trip and jungle hike fun and entertaining and we learned so much about the native wildlife from them.
Some of the wildlife we saw during our stay were howler monkeys, white faced capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, toucans, parrots, scarlet macaws, bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, reef sharks, eagle rays, puffer fish, blue morpho butterflies and giant crocodiles!
We stayed #9 Balsa with a perfect ocean view. The AC was a welcome respite from the evening humidity but it was comfortable to sit on the porch as well. It was so relaxing to listen to the waves crashing against the shore, watch the afternoon rain or see toucans and monkeys playing the trees. The grounds are absolutely stunning! The giant and exotic flowers and lush landscaping are truly gorgeous. Every time of day the resort was peaceful and serene.
On our last night, Jay arranged for private candlelit dinner in the loft above the dining room. It was truly a perfect ending to a magical experience we will never forget!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is an intimate, remote eco-conscious beachfront Drake Bay resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. Located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copa De Arbol Beach And Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Drake Bay