Discover Drake Bay, Costa Rica Travel and Adventure!
We now invite you to explore the some of the
fascinating creatures you'll encounter in Drake Bay...
Imagine if you will, walking a forest-lined trail in southern
Looking Into The Rainforest
Here and there you come
across curious looking cycads, palm-like plants so ecologically ancient -
Dinosaurs once fed upon them. Suddenly, echoing through the forest
like the roar of an enraged jaguar, the wild call of howler monkeys draw
your attention skyward.
Howler Monkey With Baby
As you marvel the treetop clan of eight, the troop defiantly moves out of
sight. Following suit, you continue on through pockets of palms and
ferns. Just 10 minutes from the beach, where you began your journey,
you are greeted by the brilliant red blaze of torch gingers.
Hermit Hummingbird Feeding on Torch Ginger
These stunning tropical flowers mark your arrival at Drake Bay Rainforest
by 45 acres of forest, Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet is off the beaten path
and opportunities abound to observe the tropics most spectacular creatures.
The design of the chalet stands as a testament to the owner's penchant for
nature observation. Come inside and have a look...
With an open floor plan and a sixty foot expanse
of six-foot tall hand crafted French windows - the chalet affords nearly
360° panoramic views of the surrounding garden and forest. The
beautifully detailed windows invite nature to become part of the chalet's
Interestingly, transporting 208 panes of glass to the chalet's remote
location proved to be a delicate adventure. The journey culminated
with a canoe trip up the Agujitas jungle river. Every piece made the
journey intact and it was well worth the effort. As the morning sun
rises over the mist-covered rainforest, you can begin the day with armchair
bird watching and a superb cup of Costa Rican coffee.
it comes time to prepare a savory meal. you'll find the Rainforest Chalet's
kitchen stocked with a variety of foods and healthy snacks. A
chef's delight, the design is both practical and exotic.
Inspired by a
remarkable journey through Morocco, the kitchen features imported Spanish
mosaic tile, stained-glass accents, and custom hardwood cabinetry.
Adding a bit of whimsy to the decor are decorative brass drawer pulls
fashioned into dragonflies, frogs, and turtles.
The mahogany and
mosaic peninsula, complete with bar sink, provide the perfect area for both
cooking and entertaining.
Adding to the luxuriance, the peninsula
evolves into a lavishly tiled planter filled with antheriums, bromeliads,
heliconia, and other striking tropical flowers.
The planter leads to
an arched doorway which opens into the Chalet garden.
living area of Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet establishes a cozy and inviting
ambiance. Fabrics in gold and deep green accentuate the mahogany walls and
floors while the natural fibers of rattan and wicker furniture imbue the
chalet's warm and casual tone.
the sun goes down, Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet takes on a magical mood.
Soft lighting and the glow of candles on mahogany give the chalet a very
romantic feel. To complement the aura, the home entertainment system
offers a tremendous variety of digital music via satellite TV. Truly,
it has to be said; this jungle retreat is a romantic getaway like no other.
in the tropics - the Rainforest Chalet bath can only be described with
superlatives. Two tones of imported Italian tile and designer fixtures
convey a feeling of comfortable luxury. The expansive separate shower,
set with glass block, is large enough to eliminate the need for curtains or
Positioned just right of the sunken shower, an immense earthen jar filled
with torch gingers and palms intensify the romantic Mediterranean flair.
Yet the bath's most striking feature is certainly the sunken tub for two.
With a glass of wine and soft music radiating from beyond, a hot bath is the
perfect way to top off another day in paradise.
now, after your soothing bath, gazing up at the stars from the comfort of a
king sized bed. With dramatic windows reaching up to a 16-foot peak,
bedside stargazing is yours to savor.
Romancing the Rainforest Chalet
further, royal safari mosquito netting drapes over the bed. More for
old world charm than practical concern, the netting imparts pure tropical
chic. At Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet, you'll find dreams do come true.
you've had a chance to explore the magic of Drake Bay Rainforest Chalet,
we invite you to discover the awe-inspiring beauty and free-spirited
adventure that await... just beyond the front door...