Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort
Caletas - Drake Bay - Osa Peninsula - Costa Rica
Copa De Arbol is set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. We are located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park in an area known as “Caletas” (small coves). This area of the Osa Peninsula is accessible by boat only and is one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s entire Pacific coastline.
Bahia Drake is said to be named after Sir Francis Drake in the sixteenth century where he was reported to have hidden some of his treasures. Drake bay sits on the southern tip of the famous Corcovado National Park & Wildlife Reserve. The only town in Drake Bay is Agujitas with a population hovering around one thousand people. The town of Agujitas hosts a small airport that our guests fly to and from to get to the resort. Because of its remoteness, this area of Costa Rica is accessed primarily by boat and airplane. Driving to Agujitas involves many dirt roads and potential water crossings that can make driving here difficult, even with a 4X4 vehicle. The limited access by car to the Osa Peninsula has resulted in very low exposure to people. For this reason, the entire Osa Peninsula has seen very little change and is one of few locations that has a truly harmonious balanced eco-system.
Despite the remote location please rest assured that Copa De Arbol owns and operates a small fleet of well-maintained boats with very experienced boat captains that have been navigating the local waters for well over ten years. Those flying into Agujitas airport will be transported and loaded on to a boat located in the southern mouth of the Drake bay in Agujitas. From there, our guests are safely transported by boat to our private little cove just a few miles around the point. Arriving at the resort for the first time by boat has often been described like a scene out of fantasy island.