Like Puerto Jiménez, Drake Bay is also on the Osa Peninsula of southwestern Costa Rica, but on the opposite coast.
And like its companion city on the Golfo Dulce, Drake Bay is also close to the expansive Corcovado National Park – considered the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s biological reserves.
Corcovado is the largest park in Costa Rica and protects about one-third of the Osa Peninsula. The ecological variety is stunning and National Geographic has called it "the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity."
A visitor can expect to see an abundance of wildlife ranging from toucans to sloths and monkeys to crocodiles.
The park conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and is one of the few remaining sizable areas of lowland tropical forests in the world. Waters of the park are calm and rich in biodiversity.
These coasts, including Drake Bay, are wintering and breeding grounds for the giant humpback whales that migrate here each winter.