Hotel Jinetes De Osa is situated in the isolated town of Drake Bay on the northern end of the Osa Peninsula, part of Costa Rica's idyllic Puntarenas province. Due to its relative inaccessibility, Drake Bay offers visitors the chance to see a wild and supremely beautiful part of the country. The area has remained in pristine condition and is the image incarnate many would conjure up when thinking of a tropical paradise.
- 2:00 p.m. check in
- 12:00 p.m. check out
- Free Breakfast
- Restaurant in Hotel
- Wireless Internet
For many, a visit to Drake Bay feels like a passage back in time. The only road leading into the northern Osa Peninsula is impassable most of the year, leaving Drake Bay refreshingly free of automobiles and large crowds of tourists. In town, a single store receives basic merchandise via boat, and a local cantina offers visitors salsa dancing every Saturday night. Its relative inaccessibility is undoubtedly part of its charm, and has helped to keep the area in excellent condition. The tourists that take the effort to make their way to Drake Bay are generally those looking for a unique and special Costa Rican experience, and they won't have any trouble finding one here.
Located near the extensive rainforest of Corcovado National Park, Drake Bay offers its visitors a wealth of opportunities to intimately interact with nature. The Corcovado National Park has some excellent wilderness hiking and wildlife viewing, and Cano Island, located in the waters just off the coast from Drake Bay, has world-class diving and snorkeling.
Situated in the midst of such biological wonder, Hotel Jinetes de Osa is a beachside resort that encourages exploration and relaxation. Accessible only by boat, getting to Hotel Jinetes requires a one-hour ride along the Sierpe River, which winds through dense jungle. Upon arrival, guests are awarded with backdoor access to secluded beaches and jungle waterfalls, as well as a forest nearby which houses one of Costa Rica's largest populations of Scarlet Macaws.
Hotel Jinetes de Osa is thoughtfully landscaped and structured in a way that blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings. The resort is comprised of three buildings, all of which sit along the beach, with twenty acres of dense rainforest flanking the accommodations. Due to its beachside location, the tranquil sound of the ocean can be enjoyed from every room, and refreshing sea breezes help to keep things cool during the hotter parts of the day. Rooms are clean and comfortable, but are minimalist in decoration, as most guests choose to spend the majority of their time outside. All rooms come equipped with double beds and fans, and seven of the nine feature private bathrooms.
Horseback riding, fishing, swimming and diving can all be easily arranged through the hotel. These activities begin early, utilizing the coolest part of the day and allowing for time during the hotter afternoons to lounge and relax.
Place is minimal, but is in a lovely spot. Loved the staff and the Bistro attached to the Hotel has great food. Snorkeling was great. Guides were lots of fun.
Wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere. Great location. Lovely Staff.
Wonderful place, wonderful value. We'll return for certain.