I recently stayed in one of the bungalows at Pirate Cove in Drake Bay… It was one of those “Get away from everything” and the girls at sales recommended me this place… What a choice! Wow!
I stayed four nights in a delightfully secluded, air conditioned cabin. The bungalow, situated in the shades of the forest canopy, was, at all times, surrounded by hummingbirds, iguanas, basilisks and looked out to the mangroves and the sea. Every day scarlet macaws flew by my balcony and dozens of gorgeous butterflies fed off the flowering plants at the front of the cabin.
I didn’t do much… Went on a couple of tours (The birding tour in the morning is excellent… as well as the mangrove boat ride), but my mission of simply relaxing with a book was absolutely accomplished.
The feeling of home away from home is unbelievable, the super friendly staff and the coziness of the general atmosphere makes this hotel to be a great candidate for a long calmed stay. They work hard behind the stage to make you feel as a part of their family. The food was great and the array of activities is really amazing for such a small place.
A few days ago, we received the good news that they got the blue flag certification and we are super excited about it! One more reason to recommend them! Their efforts in sustainability, education and conservation are noticeable from the minute you arrive to the hotel and this certification only re-affirms what is already evident. Well done!
** The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Written by Olga Sáenz-Carbonell for Camino Travel.