Monday, March 25, 2013

One night in Drake Bay

We had been recommended to visit Drake.  Our plan was to pass through, by way of Sierpe, on the way towards Puerto Jimenez, and Corcovado National Park.  After finding our camp spot, we sort of dreaded our dinner ingredients, as it was just rice and onion...There were a couple guys camping just across from us, and were fumbling with their flashlight trying to cook dinner, and we offered them our headlamp.  They were grateful, and offered us dinner, which turned out to be a delicious pasta carbonara, Tico style.

Drake's Bay gets its name from the famed Sir Frances Drake, the English pirate, who apparently hid some buried treasure near here...The bay was gorgeous.  We camped in our tent, right in front of a resort/hotel called Rancho Corcovado, and were rained on slightly that night.  We woke up to a stunning view of the bay, and a giant sailboat coming in to anchor.  We hiked the trail into the jungle for a few hours, swam in the ocean a bit, then jumped on the 'bus' to Puerto Jimenez.  More of a van really, and it was quite an experience.  One of the tires wouldn't hold air, and we kept stopping to top off.


Hiking through the jungle in Bahia Drake