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About Bahia Drake

Bahia Drake (or Drake Bay) is a remote area, located on the northern side of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. This is the Costa Rica you've come to see -- secluded beaches at the edge of lush green rainforests, scarlet macaws flying among the treetops and the promise of monkeys and venomous snakes hidden just within the jungle.

The main attraction here is Corcovado National Park, one of Costa Rica's largest national parks and a huge conservation area. It's accessible to cruise travelers via tours that transfer passengers by boat to the park's beachside entrance; guides lead nature walks in the hopes of spotting elusive exotic creatures. Other adventure tours -- snorkeling or canopy tours -- are also popular here.

You will find no cruise ship dock in Bahia Drake; instead the small ship cruise lines that stop here tender passengers to shore, often on Zodiac boats.


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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Bahia Drake

    Leaving:
    Colon
    Visiting:
    Bocas Del Toro, Puerto Limon ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Bahia Drake Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 2
      Bocas Del Toro
    • Day 3
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 5
      Balboa
    • Day 6
      Balboa
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Isla Parida
    • Day 9
      Puerto Jimenez
    • Day 10
      Bahia Drake
    • Day 11
      Quepos
    • Day 12
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    Ship Details

    Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

    Cons

    Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

    Reviews

    Star Legend Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    For years, Windstar Cruises had been a fleet of three majestic motor-sail yachts: Wind Surf, Wi...

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    CanadianKate
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First Windstar Cruise, A T-Atl
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    Redtravel
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Once more before the stretch
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    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
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    • Spa Services
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
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      Beer, wine, and spirits
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    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 21 Night
    Cruise to Bahia Drake

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Key West, Cozumel ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    21 Night Cruise to Bahia Drake Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Key West
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cozumel
    • Day 5
      Belize City
    • Day 6
      Roatan
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Isla de Providencia
    • Day 9
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 10
      Bocas Del Toro
    • Day 11
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 12
      Bocas Del Toro
    • Day 13
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 15
      Balboa
    • Day 16
      Balboa
    • Day 17
      Cruising
    • Day 18
      Isla Parida
    • Day 19
      Puerto Jimenez
    • Day 20
      Bahia Drake
    • Day 21
      Quepos
    • Day 22
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    Ship Details

    Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

    Cons

    Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

    Reviews

    Star Legend Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    For years, Windstar Cruises had been a fleet of three majestic motor-sail yachts: Wind Surf, Wi...

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    walker_michelle
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Our first Windstar cruise & would absolutely do another one. Smaller ship a plus
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    Misty Morning
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Great Back-to-Back Caribbean Cruise
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Bahia Drake

    Leaving:
    Colon
    Visiting:
    Balboa, Isla Parida ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Bahia Drake Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 2
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 2
      Balboa
    • Day 4
      Balboa
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Isla Parida
    • Day 7
      Puerto Jimenez
    • Day 8
      Bahia Drake
    • Day 9
      Quepos
    • Day 10
      Herradura
    • Day 11
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    Ship Details

    Wind Star - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Romantic four-mast sailing ship with exceptional service.

    Cons

    Lack of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect for adventurous travelers and sailing enthusiasts who prefer to go off the beaten path.

    Reviews

    Wind Star Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Paying tribute to the golden age of tall ships, Wind Star -- a four-mast, motor-sailing yacht -...

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    Cruise Worm
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Not a Good Fit for Me
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    drneal
    Sail Date Aug 2019
    Small yes; luxury maybe?
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Bahia Drake

    Leaving:
    Puntarenas
    Visiting:
    Playa Flamingo, Herradura ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Bahia Drake Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 2
      Playa Flamingo
    • Day 3
      Herradura
    • Day 4
      Quepos
    • Day 5
      Bahia Drake
    • Day 6
      Puerto Jimenez
    • Day 7
      Isla Parida
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Balboa
    • Day 10
      Balboa
    • Day 11
      Panama Canal (Cruising)
    • Day 12
      Colon (Cristobal)
    Ship Details

    Wind Star - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Romantic four-mast sailing ship with exceptional service.

    Cons

    Lack of daytime activities and nighttime entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect for adventurous travelers and sailing enthusiasts who prefer to go off the beaten path.

    Reviews

    Wind Star Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Paying tribute to the golden age of tall ships, Wind Star -- a four-mast, motor-sailing yacht -...

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    Cruiser1502
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    ALL-INCLUSIVE may not mean "all-inclusive"
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    Aguila
    Sail Date May 2019
    Greek Island Holiday
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    Fare Includes

    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

More about Bahia Drake

Why go to Bahia Drake?

Pros: You couldn't ask for a more scenic port than Bahia Drake, with its lush rainforest and secluded beaches.

Cons: Bahia Drake is a tender port and there's not much to do in town if you're not headed to the beach or on an excursion.

Bottom Line: This port is ideal for beachgoers and active travelers, but lacks the facilities of more bustling tropical ports.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Currency is the Costa Rica colon. There is no ATM or bank in Bahia Drake, but U.S. dollars are often accepted as payment. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language

Spanish is the official language, though some vendors (and all cruise ship tour guides) speak English.


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