Holiday Issue 2019

76 Oct18422 Experience the Perfect Rainforest Resort Drake Bay is one of Costa Rica’s hidden treasures. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, part fable, part luxury paradise. Here, Drake Bay Getaway Resort has made its mark, capitalising on the region’s dedication to eco-tourism. As a result of their considerable efforts, LUXlife named the resort the ‘Best Eco-Luxury Hotel’ in Costa Rica in the 2018 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards. Naturally, we were eager to find out more. Co-Owners Yens Steller and Patrick Ludwig established Drake Bay Getaway Resort in the hopes of creating one of the most exclusive eco-luxury resorts in the world. They wanted to capitalise on a gap in the market – namely, that there were few opportunities for discerning guests to enjoy a sustainable, natural experience in the country. An experience that catered to their need for personalised and dedicated hospitality, whilst supporting the local community. By all considerations, Yens and Patrick have succeeded. Drake Bay Getaway Resort remains a secluded hideaway perfect for those that want a touch of privacy, and to enjoy the region’s practically untouched rainforest. Each of the resort’s five eco-luxury cabins – perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Corcovado National Park and Drake Bay jungle canopy – has been designed with sustainability and wellness in mind. Each has a covered, open-air deck, and yoga mats for the perfect sunrise session. In their own words, Drake Bay allows each guest “to leave the noise of the world at their doorstep and enter the magic universe of a curated natural experience in one of the most breathtakingly unspoiled areas of Costa Rica”. This is a resort that has been created from a place of passion, every element carefully considered for maximum enjoyment and impact. In more ways than one, Drake Bay Getaway Resort couldn’t have established itself at a better time. Indeed, the travel and tourism industry has grown exponentially on the back of the health and wellness trend, with numerous options now available for travellers who want to experience a ‘digital break’. This is where Drake Bay comes into its own, offering a top-tier guest experience without a reliance on the latest gadgets or urban amenities. Here, guests can experience the wonder of nature, bask in Costa Rica’s resplendent weather, and relax as they watch the world go by. Address: Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Website: Telephone: +506 6003 7253 Explore