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Vista Drake Lodge

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Overview of Vista Drake Lodge

Vista Drake Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with restaurant, near Drake Bay Beach

7.8/10 Good

43 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
150 metros este de la Escuela Drake, 75 este del Telefono Publico, Drake Bay, Puntarenas, 50603

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Corcovado National Park - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 29 min drive
  • Puerto Jiménez (PJM) - 27.2 miles/43.7 km
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 97.6 miles/157 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Nature Cafe - 4 min walk
  • El Tortugo - 4 min walk
  • La Choza - 4 min walk
  • El Mirador Lodge - 6 min walk

About this property

Vista Drake Lodge

Vista Drake Lodge is just 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features include a terrace and a garden.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time starts at 9:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 9 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 5:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

What to do

  • Rope course
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 6200 for adults and CRC 4500 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Vista Drake
Vista Drake Lodge
Vista Drake Lodge Hotel
Vista Drake Lodge Drake Bay
Vista Drake Lodge Hotel Drake Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does Vista Drake Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Vista Drake Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vista Drake Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Vista Drake Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Vista Drake Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Vista Drake Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vista Drake Lodge?
You can check in starting at 9:00 AM. Check-out time is 9 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Vista Drake Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Vista Drake Lodge also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vista Drake Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Nature Cafe (4-min walk), El Tortugo (4-min walk), and La Choza (4-min walk).
Does Vista Drake Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator.
Does Vista Drake Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Vista Drake Lodge like?
Vista Drake Lodge is located near Drake Bay Beach, just a short 1-minute walk from Osa Peninsula and 4 minutes' walk from El Tortugo. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at Vista Drake
Staff was super helpful and friendly. Drinkable water was provided at no cost. We received an upgrade because a nicer cabin was available. Would stay there again.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great view over the Pacific.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

eric, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Remote Slice of Paradise
Just back from a lovely stay at Vista Drake Lodge, Drake Bay. We stayed for 4 nights in a fabulous bungalow with a veranda overlooking the bay. This is a very special place and worth the effort to get to. Drake is a remote little town of back roads and is dusty and dirty with no jetty to jump onto when you get off the boat from Sierpe. However, you are essentially in the jungle surrounded by wildlife so embrace that style of adventure and enjoy it. Emilio is a great host and super helpful in organising tours for you. We highly recommend the Corcovado guided tour and Canò Island snorkelling whilst there, for food go to Claudios grill. There's no aircon but there is a hardly fan. Once you've done your tours jump in those hammocks on the balcony and chill. Only downside are the noise of the motorbikes up and down the street. Do yourself a favour and book into this rugged paradise. Ps take a torch!
Susan, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A family-run cabin with personal attention!
Emilio was fantastic in helping us book all of our tours and to enjoy our stay in Bahia Drake! He even gave us his personal contact number and we were able to write him at any time with any doubts or questions. Just to let travelers know, Bahia Drake in general is a lot of hills with almost no accommodations directly on the beach, so please take that into account when deciding to go to the area and be aware that you may need to walk up/down hill. :) We really loved our stay in Bahia Drake with Vista Drake, thank you!
Andrea, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not friendly at all. Not friendly at all. Xxxxxxx
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Great place to stay. Very clean and awesome staff. Walls a little thin but not problem. Was upgraded to a nicer room before I arrived. Emilio was the best and super helpful with tour help to Corcovado.
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8/10 Very good

Drake Vista Lodge was very close to the beach where we were to catch an early boat. Owner friendly and helpful. They provided water and breakfast prior to our departure.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hosts and beautiful view
Not only was the view incredible and the beach only a couple of steps away, but Emilio and Alberto could not have been more friendly or helpful! Amazing tours and amazing company! Five stars!!
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6/10 Good

This lodge is just OK. Drake Bay is not the sort of place to see luxury accommodation so expectations are lower, but I cant help feeling like there would have been better options for the money. The room was a little disappointing on first impressions and although we only stayed for a couple of nights considered looking at other accommodation whilst there. Service was ok. Two of the lads are great and are really helpful where as others don't speak. I wish I could say better things, but wont be rushing back here and would look elsewhere if we return to Drake.
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