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Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp
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Reviewed 13 January 2008

We stayed at the tent camp for 2 nights over the Christmas holidays. Yes, you are staying in tents! But they are shaded, sheltered, and pristinely clean. We had the "honeymoon suite" right next to the water. The sound of the surf was wonderful at night. The sound of the jungle was fantastic in the morning: BIrds and Howler monkeys. The tent camp is really in the middle of nowhere. Jungle all around. Beautiful coastline! A five minute walk away is a gorgeous swimming beach to go play in the waves. Further along the trail is the beautiful Rio Claro. The camp has a very laid back atmosphere, but is still organized and helpful. Macaws fly overhead regularly and eat almonds from the trees on the beach. White faced monkeys move through the camp in curious, active troops. Lizards, insects, frogs, all show up unexpectedly. This is a piece of paradise. The only inconvenient thing is the shared bathrooms. They are cleaned regularly, but tend to
be sandy and wet. Make sure you bring a flashlight because there is no
electricity in the tents. Enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2007

Me and two friends stayed at the Corcovado Adventures Tent camp.

We paid $70 per person.

We sated at another lodge 2 hours further south (jungle als you can read my review of them as well)

The tent camp was nicely set directly on the water. The bathrooms and showers were very clean as were the tents.

we were looking to spend as little as possible and in Osa that is not easy.

We arrived around noon and were served a plate of pasta with sauce that probably cost about 2$. We were still hungry so we walked to the pulperia behind the school at the next beach down and bought some snacks.

We then spent the afternoon snorkeling and playing on the beach. We saw some cool fish a big eel and a few lobsters. The coral was mostly dead and not very colorful.

That night we had rice and beans, chicken and a delicious zuchini soup.

We thought it odd that they served us canned syrupy fruit when they are in the middle of the rainforest sourounded by fruit. And no seafood? we saw lots of fruits and vegetables in the Kitchen.

The tents were very comfortable and kept the bugs out and we slept like rocks. The next morning we had eggs and rice and beans with watermelon and pineapple.


Overall it was certainly not worth $70 pp to share a tent althought they offered us two but we wanted to stay together.

The arranged our transfer to the airstrip in drake that morning and we were off.

If you really want to sleep in a tent in the jungle go for it otherwise try elsewhere for this amount of money.

  • Stayed: November 2007
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Thank beall420
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Reviewed 6 August 2007

friendly and nice staff - beautiful and quiet place - the paradise (almost)

  • Stayed: July 2007
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Thank elsa77
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Reviewed 24 July 2007

If you want a camping experience on a rainforest beach, and are not fussy, this is a great place to go. My husband and I went for 6 days with our two young sons (6 and 10), and they absolutely loved it. Lots of monkeys right above our tent, scarlet macaws, and a helpful manager who arranged snorkling, ziplining, and surfing lessons. Transportation was hassle-free. For us grownups, however, there were some issues. BE SURE to ask whether there will be any large groups! We had thought camping would attract families, and it did. However, for our entire stay except for one night the hotel was taken over by 40 college girls and their troup leader...it definitely changed the atmosphere of the place! We learned from a family that was there when we arrived that a similar group of 25 had been there the week prior. Relaxing was not a word I would use to describe the environement with them there (very calm the night they were not) , especially when trying to share the (very dirty) bathrooms or get in line for a meal. The meals were adequate at best...spaghetti two of our 5 nights, and ham and cheese or tuna salad on soggy white bread daily for lunch. The one night the girls were not there we did have a nice fish dinner, and the staff went out of their way to bake my husband a birthday cake! I want to be clear that we were NOT looking for luxury, but at the prices they charge a warning about the groups, clean bathrooms, and slightly better food would have been nice.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2007

My girlfriends and I decided that we wanted to go off the beaten track for at least part of our trip to Costa Rica. We opted for the Corcovado Adventure Tent Camp because a) it was cheaper than the lodge b) it seemed to be more remote.

It was definitely far away from civilization and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was exceptionally friendly and the family-style dining and communal eating times allowed for all the guests to meet and share their adventures. And the food was surprisingly good and the fish incredibly fresh. They catch it in the morning and you have it for dinner.

The staff was helpful in booking tours and we even got invited out to a local Tico party, which was just another authentic touch to a really cool adventure.

For three city girls who have never “camped" before, it was definitely a positive experience that we will never forget.

Pros: Friendly staff, lots of fauna, plentiful activities, easy access to beach

cons: bathrooms too far from tents, need lighting in tents

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Kiran G
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Reviewed 2 July 2007

The tents are pretty comfortable, with good views of the ocean. Damn, those sunsets were incredible. Staff does a good job with the food. Monkeys are all over the place, so no one dare complain about no fauna at this spot.

Three nights felt great. Could have added one or two more.

  • Stayed: July 2007
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1  Thank Emm_Dash
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Reviewed 28 March 2007

This was the highlight of our visit to Costa Rica, because Larry and his staff (Jorge, Oscar) were the friendliest and not there to just take your money like other places in Costa Rica. They were so concerned that everyone was having a wonderful time, that we were happy customers, and went above and beyond what was necessary to do so. The owner Larry has been in-country since the mid-70s and knows the country well. Jorge is one of the most helpful and knowledgeable guides, and Oscar is always working around the tent camp to keep it very clean. The tent camp is one of the closest to Corcovado Nat'l Park with cleaner beaches, and so we had howler and white-faced monkeys as well as toucans, parrots and macaws in camp, almost every day. Everyone is in a boat, on foot or horseback (highly recommended) and very friendly, the most relaxing part of the country. Do yourself a favor and spend at least 3 days in this camp!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Address: Caletas de Osa Beach, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Drake Bay
Price Range: £59 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp offers luxury tent accommodations on the beach with amazing views and abundant wildlife, a relaxing environment immersed in the natural wonders of the Osa peninsula. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Discover why National Geographic calls it, "The most biologically diverse place on the planet." Affordable comfort and luxury with full board delicious fare and a full range of Corcovado National Park and Cano Island tours on land and sea. Unique accommodations in full-size tents with wood-frame beds, private decks, electricity, wireless internet and breathtaking ocean views. ... more   less 
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