Casa Drake Lodge

in Los Planes, Costa Rica

Spend some time with a genuine Costa Rican family. Share our beautiful home and enjoy our stunning location on the Osa Peninsula. Casa Drake Lodge was initiated by the Alemán-Valencia family as a way of protecting the forest and rivers located on their land by opening up their property to tourism. Experience nature up close with the people who know it best and contribute to the sustainable development of Los Planes.

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Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion, Comfortable Stay, Family Friendly and Time to Relax


$60-105 /person/night
Approximate price per person for a room + meals. Rates vary based on room chosen.


Small Towns/Villages and Rainforest

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Locally Owned Family Business
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Speaks: Spanish and English

Why Lokal Recommends Casa Drake Lodge


Family Business started in 2010| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Zacarías Alemán, his brother Gregorio “Goyo” Alemán and his wife Luz Marina Fajardo built Casa Drake from the ground up. Zacarías is a self-taught carpenter and has learned his trade from a lifetime of living in the forest.

The Alemán and Valencia families arrived in Drake Bay in 1967. They are originally from Nicoya, in the northwestern Guanacaste province. Their parents made the decision to move their families to Drake Bay
with the hope of providing them with a better life.

They are two of the original families that pioneered the Drake Bay area. Even today it may seem that Drake Bay is a remote destination, but back then there was no road, and no airstrip.

Community Connection

The Alemán and Valencia families are among the first to move to Los Planes and remain committed to their community.

Environmental Engagement

The lodge and tourism business helps the family to protect their land and water resources.


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