Costa Rica: the place to paddle

Drake Bay Sea Kayaking

Despite its small size, Costa Rica has a wide range of biomes, drawing nature lovers from around the world.

Drake Bay is remotely located along the southwest Pacific coast on the Osa Peninsula, an area known for its predictably calm morning seas and light afternoon breezes.

Osa Peninsula wildlife features howler, squirrel, and white-faced monkeys, sloths, coatamundis, toucans, and the rare scarlet macaw.

Corcovado National Park, located south of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, is the most species rich area in Central America. The peninsula offers a visual feast of wildlife. It is home to the brilliant Scarlet Macaw, the highest trees in the nation, 365 species of birds, 140 types of mammals, 117 types of reptiles and amphibians, and over 40 species of freshwater fish.

There are 13 major ecosystems nearby. Owing to its isolation, biological diversity, and its large tracts of old growth forest, this peninsula is one of Costa Rica's richest natural areas. National Geographic refers to it as “the most biologically intense place on Earth.”

Costa Rica: a stable Central American country

Costa Rica is a democratic nation that has no standing army, one of the best public education systems in Central America, and a population that enjoys good healthcare.

Relax and enjoy

Our pace is relaxed, and we adopt the Costa Rican way of life; we paddle in early morning and mid-afternoon to avoid the intense mid-day sun, allowing time each day for a siesta in the shade, or a cool jungle hike or swim.

The trip includes easy access from San Jose, by charter air. We are located right above the beach in a family bed and breakfast setting.