Delfin Amor Eco
Our adventure here was in February
of 2004. Its is located in Drake
Bay, in the Osa Peninsula, the South Pacific side of Costa
Rica. Its a
very remote area. Accessible from a 50
ride from San Jose to the newly created Drake Bay air strip
runway in the middle of no where!) A very bumpy Land Rover
streams takes you to the beach, where a boat awaits to take
Delfin Amor Eco Lodge. From the Lodge they also run Vida
Marine Education Center for Costa Rica.
so remote, they offer packages that consist of your own
plus snacks and excursions. We opted for the 4 night, 3
We arrived our first day around noon. After lunch we
explored the beach
area for the afternoon and frolicked in the super warm
Dinner is served at 6 pm. Its dark at 6 pm so you need
to get to the Main Lodge (short walk from all 6
Cabinas). Dinners are
always 3 courses and we were really impressed with the
were either salads or hot items like quiche or eggplant
best ever!) Main courses were great and good variety,
such as pasta in
a tomato sauce. Seafood stew with potatoes and veggies.
salmon in a tasty sauce with mashed potatoes and grilled
Desserts were cakes, pies, ice cream, plus lots of fresh
We fell in love with mango here.
a dozen Lodges
in the Drake
Bay area. One of the many reasons why we choose Delfin Amor is
of the birds and animals they have as permanent residents.
birds fascinate me, so I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with the
Scarlet Macaws and Green Parrots. They fly around freely but
return for the affection and yummy food. Here's Marlee and I
Since our website is called Fluffy
Tails, I obviously adore cats! Missing our babies Iris &
enjoyed getting some cat love with the Lodges 2 cats.
The dogs loved to accompany us on
our beach walks. Here is one of the dogs, celebrating with
us on our
front porch. Thanks to Sierra for the complimentary
There are 6 cabinas,
a queen bed and set of bunk beds for kids. There
bathrooms as well in your cabina. The showers have cold
water, but its
so hot in the Osa Peninsula, the refreshing wake up is
appreciated. The water pressure is amazing, like
standing under a real
Sleeping at night wasn't bad. Its warm, but not uncomfortably hot, we were okay without a fan or air conditioning. We had a sheet covering us as I was worried about a tropical bug crawling on me! :)
There's an area in
you can put a lock on in each Cabina. You can also put
Sierra's safe at the main Lodge.
Jose, the General
our visit, met us
in the boat our first day. All the staff (mostly locals)
helpful with every aspect of our stay. Massa is a lot of
fun on the Dolphin tours and Roy is the best guide!
reservation manager is extremely sweet. I had so many
email) over a 6 month period before we arrived and she
helpful and courteous. We can honestly recommend Delfin
referred to as Divine Dolphin). The atmosphere you
-Lodge style place in a remote location is very
rewarding. No TV
and the computer in the main lodge may or may not be
during our stay).
get a real chance to be "one with nature" in a tropical
excellent and outlined individually below.
Swimming with 500 + Spinner Dolphins is next !
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