White-faced Capuchin Monkey - Cebus capucinus  Casa Drake Lodge

Visit Casa Drake and discover the Osa Peninsula's pristine beaches

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl

































Blue-crowned Motmot - Momotus momota



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Welcome to Casa Drake Lodge!

Spend some time with a genuine Costa Rican family. Share our beautiful home and enjoy our stunning location on the Osa Peninsula. Casa Drake Lodge was initiated by the Alemán-Valencia family as a way of protecting the forest and rivers located on their land by opening up their property to tourism. Experience nature up close with the people who know it best and contribute to the sustainable development of Los Planes.

Discover Drake Bay, one of Costa Rica's most beautiful locations, and partake in a cultural exchange by sharing your stay with one of the area's pioneer families. Casa Drake Lodge is located in the town of Los Planes, merely twenty minutes by foot from Corcovado National Park's Los Planes Ranger Station. The lodge is set on a large property which includes pasture, well developed secondary forest as well as primary forest. There are many trails to explore throughout the property that will take you deep into the Osa Peninsula's spectacular old growth forest.

Los Planes truly is a naturalist's dream. Casa Drake Lodge's proximity to Corcovado National Park and other private primary forest reserves gives visitors unparalleled access to the Osa Peninsula's most prized assets: its forests and wildlife.

Enjoy the splendor of Drake Bay, Costa Rica at Casa Drake Lodge

The beach is located about an hour's hike from the lodge. Visitors will find the hike itself to be as stunning as our pristine beaches. A myriad of birds, troops of monkeys, and primeval forests will escort visitors to some of the Osa Peninsula's most beautiful and secluded beaches.

Be our guest at Casa Drake Lodge and get a taste of the Osa Peninsula's true essence. See a part of the Osa Peninsula most travelers never get to see. We will be happy to show you our very special part of the world.



The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica's last untamed frontierLocation

Casa Drake Lodge is located in the small and peaceful village of Los Planes, on the Osa Peninsula. Los Planes is situated on hills overlooking Drake Bay. We are about 20 minutes from Corcovado National Park's Los Planes Ranger Station and a short distance from old growth primary forest.

San Josecito Beach, one of the loveliest beaches in the area, is about 1.5 hours from Casa Drake Lodge. Marenco, located on the coast is about 1 hour's hike and Rio Claro, a spectacular fresh water river about 1 hour and 15 minutes away. You may hike on your own or arrange horse transportation to all of these destinations.

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Red-capped Manakin - Pipra mentalis

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