Drake Bay Greenleaf

Drake Bay Green Leaf is a private slice of paradise surrounded by the natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula. With a short 8 minute walk to the beach, Drake Bay Greenleaf is the perfect location to access tours, while still maintaining a peaceful ambiance. At night, after a long day of snorkeling or hiking, your villa will become a sanctuary of relaxation, as the rain forest comes to life around you.

Drake Bay is a sublime eco-retreat for nature lovers. Scuba dive off the coast of Caño Island, hike through Corcovado National Park or head out to see groups of whales and dolphins, Drake Bay is an idyllic location to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Spacious and secluded villas will give you the ultimate Costa Rican guest experience. Nestled amongst the rain forest trees, each villa has a private bathroom, queen and king size beds, compact refrigerator, air conditioning, television, handcrafted furniture, comfortable chairs, and a balcony with views of the Pacific Ocean and jungle. At night, after a long day of snorkeling or hiking, your villa will become a sanctuary of relaxation, as the rain forest comes to life around you. Additional beds are available for families/extra guests. 

Villa Amenities Include:

Air Conditioning
Private bathroom
Hot Water
Hair Dryer
Towels, Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner
Daily Housekeeping
Mini Fridge
Valuables Safe
Bar (ask for prices)
Laundry Service available upon request (ask for prices)
In-room massage (ask for prices)

Whale & Dolphin Tour

Get up close to nature with our whale and dolphin watching tour. Pods of whales and dolphins gather in Drake bay and make for an amazing sight! You’ll get a once in a lifetime chance to see humpback, pilot, killer, sei, and beaked whales, as well as bottle nose, roughtooth, spotted, common, and spinner dolphins.

The best times to see the whales, which visit Costa Rica for breeding, are from mid-July to the end of November, but they can also be seen during March and June since Costa Rica experiences migrations from both North and South America.

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

Cano Island offers world-class diving and snorkeling with an abundance of corals and sea life. You’ll be treated to manta and devil rays, turtles, parrotfish, snappers as well as reef sharks and more.

Hiking and Wildlife Viewing in Corcovado National Park

This national park takes up 40% of the Península de Osa and is the last great original tract of tropical rainforest in Pacific Central America. The bastion of biological diversity is home to half of Costa Rica’s species, including the largest population of scarlet macaws, and countless other endangered species, including Baird’s tapir, the giant anteater and the world’s largest bird of prey, the harpy eagle. Corcovado’s amazing biodiversity, as well as the park’s many hiking trails, have long attracted a devoted stream of visitors who descend from Bahía Drake and Puerto Jiménez to see the wildlife and experience a bona fide jungle adventure.

Sunset Cruise

Get ready for a sunset that you’ll never forget. Drake Bay offers some of the most enchanting sunsets in Costa Rica, and to experience one on the ocean is truly magical. Your bilingual guide will take you to the perfect spot to see the sun set, and possibly dolphins and whales.

Mangrove Boat Trip

Térraba-Sierpe mangrove forest park is a series of waterways that offer glimpses of caimans, river otters, tree boas, crocodiles, agouti and other animals and reptiles. Bird Island is home to nesting and frigate birds.

Night Hikes

For a unique and fascinating view of the rain forest at night, the nighttime tour is a must. Starting after 7pm, this amazing night tour will show you a completely new world of rare nocturnal wildlife such as brightly colored tree frogs, tailless scorpions, Bolivian wandering spiders, red-eyed tree snakes, owl butterflies, praying mantis and sleeping hummingbirds.

Beach & Waterfall Hike

The trip begins with a 2 hour hike through primary forest to a stunning waterfall. You will be able to swim in the pool beneath the waterfall before beginning a leisurely float down the river, taking approximately 1½ hours, finally reaching the Rio Claro beach. A short 30 minute hike will take you to San Josecito beach, and from there a boat ride back to the hotel.


Drake Bay is an especially rich area for bird watching with over 400 species calling the surrounding rain forest and coastline home, such as the red-capped manakin, scarlet macaw, and black-mandibled toucan, You’ll even spot birds that are endemic to the area such as the yellow-billed cotinga, black-cheeked ant-tanager, Baird’s trogon, turquoise cotinga, and the mangrove hummingbird.


Staying closer to Drake Bay, explore beaches, coastal vegetation, and venture up the Agujitas River to spot wildlife.

Horseback Riding

Take a more relaxing tour while exploring the jungle trails or the beach on horseback. Visit a waterfall, find a lookout with views of the Pacific, or race along a deserted beach; this tour is a great way to explore the area.

Bioluminescence Swimming Trip

Enjoy a pleasant evening on Drake Bay observing the natural phosphorescence in the water. Watch the tiny microorganisms in the water that become luminous as they are stirred up.