FAQ

Q. What to bring?

A. flashlight is essential We recommend light weight clothing, hiking boots or good walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. You may want to include a beach towel if you plan on spending a lot of time at the beach.

Q. What is the water and air temperature?
A. The water temperature is always between 82-85 degrees (perfect!) and air temperature stays in the low to mid 80's.

Q. When is the best time to come?
A. The "high tourist season" is considered to be mid-November through April due to little or no rain. However, our tours continue year-round, even in the "green season" as the rain usually only comes in the late afternoons/evenings, giving us mostly beautiful sunny days. Many people enjoy the low season as there are less people, there are more animals out and everything is green and blooming. If you want guaranteed (well, almost guaranteed) sunshine and no rain, we suggest you come in the high season.

Q. Do I need immunizations?
A. Malaria and other diseases often found in tropical climates are not common in this area. This is something that we leave up to the visitor. If you feel more comfortable getting preventive shots, then get them. However, they are not required.

Q. What is the bug situation?
A. Most people's vision of coming to the rainforest includes being swarmed by bugs. While there are many kinds of insects here, our position on the point gives us enough ocean breeze to keep away the biting insects such as no-seeums and mosquitoes. However, do bring repellant for your tour to Corcovado National Park or if you are one of those persons who bugs just love.

Q. How many can sleep in each cabina?
A. Each cabina holds one double bed and one single. We recommend no more than four adults per cabina.

Q. How much money should I bring?
A. This is up to you. If you have pre-paid for your whole tour, most of your needs are taken care of, less meals in San Jose, souvenirs, $26 exit tax at the airport and tips for our staff.

Q. How much is proper to leave for tips?
A. Your tips are very much appreciated by our staff as a recognition for good service.

Q. What is the electrical situation? Can I bring my blow-dryer? Can I charge camera batteries?
A. We run on a generator. Blow dryers cannot be run, however, we can charge your camera batteries for you.

Q. Are there private baths?
A. Yes, all cabinas have private baths with showers.

Q.Meal's?
A. Our meals include an array of chicken, seafood and meat. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Throughout the day and with each meal we serve a variety of fresh fruit and homemade bread. Because Drake Bay is a remote area there are no restaurants, all meals are therefore included in your stay.

Q. Phone?
A. If your loved ones want to contact you during your stay at the Lodge, we will be glad to pass messages to the lodge by radio through our office in San Jose.

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