By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to experience nature, adventure, and wildlife viewing. Visitors can engage in activities such as zip lining, hiking, white water rafting, birdwatching, surfing, and fishing because more than 25 percent of the country's territory is protected for natural parks, reserves and wildlife refuges.
Costa Rica is one of the most developed countries in Latin America. Additionally, English is a second language in the country, making it easy to travel the nation.
We have compiled a list of the top things to do in Costa Rica by staying at Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel because we are travel enthusiasts with a preference for the Central America.
Costa Rica's top tourist destinations
In Costa Rica, there are countless attractions to discover, making it impossible to see them all in one trip. Here are the top tourist destinations.
You can arrange Allen Batista Travel, Inc. to customize your itinerary. You might even fall in love with the Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel and decide to stay there the entire time. But wherever you travel, you'll undoubtedly see some stunning natural scenery and get a taste of the welcoming culture of Costa Rica.
What can visitors expect to do at Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel?
Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel should unquestionably be on everyone's list of places to visit in Costa Rica. The majority of visitors to hotel come for the animals in Corcovado National Park, but you can't help but fall in love with the town at the same time. The majority of people will travel there by boat, so you'll get to view it in all its splendor.
The property will initially come into view as miles upon miles of dark golden sand running along the shore, backed by palm trees and charming lodges built into the hillside. It's difficult to explain, but the moment you get off the boat, you feel as though you've reached a magical place.
1. Corcovado National Park
One of the biologically varied locations in the world, Corcovado National Park, is accessible from the hotel. You may witness a variety of Costa Rica's magnificent and uncommon animals, including tapirs, scarlet macaws, toucans, monkeys, and, if you're extremely lucky, jaguars, in Corcovado.
Many guests only plan to stay one night. We would advise staying more time if it were up to us. In the Cao Island Biological Reserve, you can go diving or snorkeling among a plethora of other activities.
2. Participate in diving or snorkeling at the Cao Island Biological Reserve
Undoubtedly, visiting Corcovado National Park is a highlight of a trip to Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel. But it would be unfortunate if you skipped out on the other fantastic things in the region.
Let's start with one of Costa Rica's top underwater locations. A nature reserve called Cao Island is 20 kilometers (or approximately 12.5 miles) off the Osa Peninsula's shore. The visibility and variety of marine life make it one of the top underwater locations in all of Costa Rica.
Many diverse fish species, including parrot fish, Moorish Idol, puffer fish, and many more, may be found in the coral reefs that surround the island. Other aquatic creatures like turtles, sting rays, moray eels, and white tip reef sharks are also very likely to be seen.
While submerged, your guide will point out things for you to view, and after you're back on the boat, you may learn more about what you saw.
3. Go on a coastal walk to find undiscovered beaches and see some monkeys along the way
The coastal walk from the hotel to San Josecito Beach is the ideal way to spend the day if you want a break from tours. You can go at your own leisure, see the wildlife for yourself, and it's free!
You get to experience a number of private bays along the trip and get the opportunity to observe some Capuchin monkeys.
Starting at the left-hand end of Drake Bay beach, a 10-kilometer coastal trail leads to San Josecito Beach. You should spend about 2.5 hours on the trek.
4. Take a tour to see dolphins and whales
One of the best spots in Costa Rica to observe whales and dolphins is Drake Bay Greenleaf hotel.
Whale watching - The hotel is transformed into a humpback whale playground from mid-July through October. The whales travel to area during these months to reproduce and give birth in the warm, tropical waters.
You might even be fortunate enough to see a heat run, in which numerous males chase a female in an effort to mate with her.
Spotting dolphins - The same period as the whale watching season is also one of the best times to see dolphins. The area's waters are home to several dolphin species, including bottlenose, common, spotted, and rough tooth.
A dolphin and whale watching cruise will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience!
Crocodiles can be seen while kayaking along Rio Agujitas
The Rio Agujitas river is ideal for kayaking. You can fully appreciate the jungle surroundings and simply listen to the sounds of the local fauna.
Travel during high tide if you decide to go on this kayaking trip. If not, the river will grow too shallow, causing your kayak to just dredge the bottom. Very boring!
You have the option to go sea kayaking when the river ultimately opens up to a bay on the water. The majority of hotels in the area of Rio Agujitas will lend out kayaks and be able to advise you on the ideal time to go. There is also the option to rent a boat if you'd rather stay on dry land.
Perks of staying at Drake Bay Greenleaf Hotel
You'll be on the beach at the hotel, about one minute by foot from the Osa Peninsula and 11 minutes from Drake Bay Hiking Trailhead. This hotel is 0.6 miles (1 km) from Playa Colorada and 4 miles (6.5 km) from Corcovado National Park.
Make use of the complimentary wireless Internet connection and concierge services, or pamper yourself with an on-site massage. Have a meal at the restaurant or some snacks at the cafe. The hotel additionally provides room service (during limited hours).
At the daily, complimentary breakfast, complimentary reception, socialize with other visitors. To end your day, have a drink at the bar or lounge.
Live and enjoy to the fullest
You can experience a new way of life, such as that of nomads while staying in one of Costa Rica’s beautiful hotels. Your family could take part in this unusual adventure together. Enjoy the Pacific region with a true sense of adventure: in some areas of Costa Rica, you may combine hiking with white water rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, and other activities.
The people of Costa Rica are friendly and peaceful, and they know how to have a good time. When you return home, leave here with a fresh outlook on life and a greater sense of gratitude for what has been provided to you.