For a small Costa Rica village there is a lot of "local color." the Costa
Rica lodges in the
area have been around for many years. There you can find groups of
travelers from all over the world . Some are scientists studying the
flora or fauna indigenous to the area. You may also find professional
anglers looking for a new world record, as many have been set in the
area. Bird watchers come here as well to find some of the most allusive
species on the planet.
There are also some people of adventurous spirit, like yourselves, that
want to be the "first" to see this precious part of the world, but as a
fellow traveler, instead of part of a big group.
In this Costa Rica "town" there are a couple of talented artists and do not miss the Jungle Tour...at night....with night vision goggles!
There are a couple of small "special" places where one can have a cold
drink and talk to the local Costa Rica guides, fisherman, or other travelers. The
seafood in Drake's is always fresh and locally caught or...there is
none. Prices are reasonable and the service is friendly.
If you need anything special you may want to bring it with you although
one guest reported finding the only bottle of imported vodka for 100
mile radius and paid less than in New York for it! Nonetheless if
anything other than beer, coffee and water is needed you should bring
it with you. the same goes for cheese, grain bread, and condiments
other than mayonnaise, butter and salt.
Shipments by ground via the new jungle path are subject to road
conditions and its not uncommon not to have anything come in for a
Last year they actually ran out of beer and an emergency caravan was formed. Travelers
to Costa Rica be aware!