Private paradise! I am having withdrawals after my stay at this wonderful spot. The Cabina itself is really stunning and just back enough behind mango trees and palms that you have privacy in the foliage yet can still hear the ocean, which is maybe 50 ft away. Alexis is very accommodating, knowledgeable and so helpful with questions/organizing any of the unreal adventures available to be had in Drake. Thank you Alexis and I will certainly be back!
Myself and a friend stayed here for 5 nights in March and the whole place exceed every expectation. The grounds are stunning, every morning we woke and ran straight into the ocean off of a very quiet beach (we hardly ever saw anyone else) and watched macaws, pelicans and butterflies fly around day after day, it was beautiful. The area has everything you need and there are great local tours. We visited local waterfalls, swam in rivers through the jungle where we saw sloths and toucans, rode horses on the beach.. the whole experience was incredible. The cabina is beautifully designed, has everything you need and is finished with quality. This spot is the best location and nothing short of incredible.
My husband and I stayed at La Joyita for a week in February. It was incredible! You are surrounded by nature with the ocean right in front of you! It absolutely feels like your own private beach for much of the time. The water is warm and perfect for swimming! The cabina itself was super cozy and comfortable and came with any kitchen accessories you might need.
Alexis is an incredible host! She was close by for any questions and never made us feel as if we were bothering her, no matter what our questions were. She set up all of our tours in the area and had pick up/drop offs from our own beach. She knows the area so well and definitely passed on this information for us.
We were in Costa Rica for two weeks and our time at La Joyita was definitely the most enjoyed and memorable!
The porch is perfect to relax and watch for wildlife and listen to ocean waves! I highly recommend La Joyita and if we ever return to Drake Bay, this would be our first choice!
We had such an amazing time here! Stayed for 4 nights. The house was really clean and had a stunning view. You have a
nice garden and two Hammocks to chill!
Within a few steps you are on the Beach, it feels like you have the Beach all by yourself! We were also really happy with the warm shower.
It is warm in summer in Drake Bay, but with all the vans we had, we slept really Well!
We enjoyed the sunsets and did a walk every morning to see the macaws!!
Alexis is a perfect host, we could ask her anything and she booked a taxi, watertaxi, a guided tour in corcovado and the diving for us! She was really helpfull, even drawed us a map of the town and how to walk.
You can walk to the small town in about 20 minutes! The food in town is really nice. Ask Alexis about the little bar where you can spot some tucans and have some drinks!! And remember there are no ATM!
Thankyou Alexis so much. We had a great time!!! And we hope to come back and we can meet again :D
Because of the pictures and lovely communication on forehand we had very high expectations.
Our staying was even better then expected, I would love to recommend this house to everyone who is looking for nice tours (Alexis know a lot and will help you with everything) but also for relaxing.
The house (kitchen is super complete) is so nice, great garden with hammocks and ocean view.
Our holiday in Costa Rica couldn't end better! When can we come back?
We spent 7 nights at La Joyita. The comfortable cabina has been thoughtfully constructed with many personal touches and is located in a wonderful spot on the beach of Drake Bay, just a 20 minute walk from town. We spent our mornings drinking coffee and watching the birds (macaws, hummingbirds and even a toucan) fly around the various fruit and nut trees on the property. Alexis, our host was extremely friendly and helped arrange our outings/tours and transportation, making this a stress-free holiday.
The beach was amazing and often we had it all to ourselves. When the tide is out, you can spend hours walking along the beach, and the water is the warmest we've ever swam in.
The town offers a good variety of restaurants, and we had no problem finding vegetarian meals. There's also two grocery stores where you can find everything you need if you choose to make some meals at La Joyita.
We did a tour of Corcovado Park, a diving/snorkelling tour, and a night tour with Tracey the Bug Lady. We would highly recommend each one! The park and diving tours picked us up on the beach, right in front of La Joyita. The Night tour was fascinating and definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Alexis also mapped out a day hike for us that took us along the coast and led to a river where we took a boat and saw waterfalls. We would highly recommend La Joyita for any travellers looking for that perfect balance of jungle, ocean, relaxation and adventure!
La Joyita is the perfect place to stay in Drake Bay. The recently constructed cabina has everything you need to feel right at home. The setting is amazing, private and just steps to the beach. We especially enjoyed the outside area, swinging in the hammocks watching the sunset each night. Alexis is the perfect host. She helped us arrange activities in the area and made us feel very welcome. Thank you Alexis!
We would definitely love to stay at La Joyita again.