© 2019 by Deyanira Hernández, Utopia Drake Outdoors.

*WARNING: * In rainy season, It is recommended to use rubber boots because of the mud and to protect against snake bites. You can be purchased at the supermarket  of Drake for 8,000 colones ($ 15). Sometimes we have boots available so can consult us before buying.

WILD JUNGLE: For the most adventurous

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The itineraries that we offer below are the most recommendable ones for those independent travelers who are not fooled by tourist guide books and who are looking for an authentic experience in the jungle that goes beyond the more conventional itineraries mass-produced for tourists. In addition, since there are fewer associated costs (such as the entrance fee to the National Park) we are able to offer them at a very competitive price. A higher price does not always mean better quality, of this we are sure.

CLASSIC ROUTES: Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park is home to approximately 2.5% of the world’s Biodiversity and 50% species in Costa Rica and it is considered the"jewel"of the country’s extensive system of national parks and biological reserves.National Geographic has called it the place with the greatest biological intensity in the world, and it is estimated that there is no other place on the planet (of comparable size) that harbors a greater biological diversity.

BLUE OCEAN: Into the depths

Cano Island Biological Reserve is the second-best place in the country for diving and snorkeling, after the Isla del Coco. Here you can enjoy experiencing a vast quantity of marine life... huge schools of jacks, snappers, rocky reefs, turtles, harmless reef sharks and multitudes of colored reef fish.

Moreover, it is a feeding ground for large numbers of resident dolphins and a breeding and courtship area for humpback whales not only from the northern hemisphere (December-April) but more particularly for those from the southern hemisphere (July-November), which makes sightings possible practically all year round, something that happens only in this part of the planet.

 

ESPECIALIZED HIKES: Night life, Birds, Turtles

Drake and its surrounding area offer exceptional conditions for those who wish to learn in greater detail about the biology and habits of certain animal groups such as amphibians, birds, reptiles or insects.

For this reason, we offer walks of 2.5-3h during which expert naturalist guides will focus on showing the most interesting aspects of the life and habits of some of the zoological groups.

MANGROVE: between sea and mainland

The Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlandis the most extensive mangrove forest in Costa Rica and is one of the largest in Central America. This forest possesses amazing adaptations to salinity and to intertidal life and is home to a vast amount of wildlife. Cruising comfortably along the river, you will be able to find up to 7 different species of mangrove as well as a great variety of animals such as crocodiles, alligators, boas, sloths, birds, etc.

If you are looking to see great biodiversity right from your seat, this is your tour!

OTHERS: Horseback riding and Canopy

Discover lost waterfalls in the middle of the jungle, horseback riding along the beach or admire the primary forest "bird's eye view" suspended by a cable to 60m of altitude are things you can also do in Drake Bay and will certainly bring a touch of adrenaline in your travel.