Drake Bay (officially Bahia Drake) is located on the north side of Osa Peninsula, on southwestern Costa Rica's coast. It is believed to have been used by Sir Francis Drake (British navigator, privateer / pirate, slaver, politician, 1540-1596) and to have been the location of one of his fabled hidden treasures.
The main city of Bahia Drake is Agujitas with a population of around 1,000 residents. Drake Bay is off the beaten track. It can be reached by boat, plane and car (ideally 4x4 vehicle) during dry season. Due to the lack of bridges, driving to the bay is challenging and not recommended. There are long kilometers of unpaved road as well as multiple river crossings that are required to reach it. There are also kilometers of natural coastline with sandy coves and that extend from Agujitas, where the Bahia Drake village is located southward towards the boundary of Corcovado National Park 20 km to the south. Most eco lodges are situated along the beach. Bahia Drake town has a medical clinic that is opened during week days, a school, a gift shop, a few grocery stores, and several bars and restaurants.
The main feature of Drake Bay is Cano Island snorkeling & diving, and Corcovado National Park hiking. Corcovado National Park occupies around 30% of the peninsula. The preservation of wildlife and forest in the area has been made a priority by the government of Costa Rica.
Drake Bay has been only accessible by sea until recently and remains low-land tropical rainforest. Eco-tourism has been principal economy of the region since about 1990, including sport fishing.
Highlights: Drake Bay, Corcovada National Park
Drake Bay tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
The Drake Bay cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Drake Bay, Costa Rica.
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Port Drake Bay cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Drake Bay, Costa Rica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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