Introducing Bahía Drake
As one of the Costa Rica's most isolated destinations, Bahía Drake is a veritable Lost World filled with tropical landscapes and abundant wildlife. In the rainforest canopy, howlers greet the rising sun with their haunting bellows, while pairs of macaws soar between the treetops, filling the air with their cacophonous squawking. Offshore in the bay itself, schools and pods of migrating dolphins flit through turquoise waters.
Of course, one of the reasons why Bahía Drake is brimming with wildlife is that it remains largely cut off from the rest of the country. With little infrastructure beyond dirt roads and the occasionally used airstrip, most of the area remains off the grid. However, Bahía Drake is home to a number of stunning wilderness lodges, which all serve as ideal bases for exploring this veritable ecological gem. And of course, if you’re planning on visiting Sirena ranger station in Corcovado, you can trek south along the coastline and enter the park at San Pedrillo ranger station, though this route is long and difficult and, at the time of research, closed due to overgrown trails. If you're visiting the area on a shoestring, the best bet is to stay in Agujitas.