Stopped after a days driving to Matapalo in the rain. Had dinner and an excellent home cooked meal very fair priced compared to the prices of many of the places on the South Pacific coast that have been purchased by Americans and had their prices doubled. Decided to check the rooms out and their were spotless with AC, internet access and clean showers with hot water and Direct TV. Compared to $200 a night and $150 a person a night on the Matapalo Beaches, this place is a steal. The views of the bay and the valley on the other side are spectacular. We decided to spend the night and head the next day to surf. We were glad we did, we got a free breakfast the next morning. We loved it so much on the way back a few days later everybody from our tripped stopped in for lunch and we had a blast. I hate to recommend Costa Rica because I prefer if people stay away and leave it for us, I would rather see American tourists go to over hyped places like the Bahamas or the Marriott in Jaco Beach. If you love nature and like Tico family hospitality and cooking, that you will love El Mirador. Can you find cheaper places on the OSA, yes. But, you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabinas El Mirador Lodge has one of the most spectacular views in the Osa Peninsula. Spend the day hiking in Corcovado National Park, snorkeling on Cano Island or relaxing in a hammock watching the sunset over the pristine waters of Drake Bay. Our rustic installations is located 80 m above sea level, and the hotel has 3 hectares of land with 200 m of beach front in Drake Bay with an amazing view of the Pacific ocean. The bay has beautiful beaches and tropical forests as well as the flora and fauna that is characteristic of the Corcovado National Park. We offer the best value in Drake Bay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabinas El Mirador Hotel Drake Bay
- Cabinas El Mirador Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay