Long Term Rental and Vacation Cabins Available

in the Most Biologically Intense Place on Earth

Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Pure Paradise on the Point
Where the Rainforest Meets the Ocean

Where Location, Location, Location Has a Whole New Meaning

Imagine waking to the sound of waves crashing in stereo... Imagine seeing new species every single day... Imagine walking through colorful gardens full of butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirds... Imagine watching dolphins frolic and whales blow right from our pristine beaches... Imagine monkeys and toucans and macaws in the trees... Imagine a warm ocean with great snorkeling right out front... Imagine warm, tropical, ocean air... Imagine living the tropical paradise lifestyle you've always dreamed of living!

Brisa Azul, formerly an eco lodge, is now renting ocean and rainforest tropical cabins on a long term basis, making living the tropical lifestyle comfortable and affordable. Whether you are looking for a long term living situation or an extended vacation, Brisa Azul offers the opportunity to live among some of the most abundant and bio-diverse nature our Planeta Azul (Blue Planet) has to offer. You will be amazed and dazzled at what you will see and hear, both on land and at sea. This is tropical living where nature is at her very best. 

Drake Bay, Costa Rica, on the Osa Peninsula is the most beautiful and abundant part of Costa Rica, if not the world, where monkeys, toucans, macaws, dolphins and whales abound. National Geographic calls the Osa Peninsula the most biologically intense place on Earth. Our 10 acres of property is on a point, and the warm Pacific surrounds us on three sides, with rainforest behind. Our gardens have over 30 species of heliconias and pristine beaches are steps away.

Brisa Azul offers true tropical paradise living in comfort. We have electricity and wireless internet, a full kitchen and laundry facilities. The cabins all have private bathrooms, tiled floors, ceiling fans and lights. Each cabin has a double bed and two bunk beds (singles). We accept happy, respectful, self sufficient people into our tropical paradise family and community.

With water and air temperature averaging somewhere between 85 and 75 degrees, the weather here is perfect; not too hot, not too cold. Because of our location on a point, gentle ocean breezes sweep over the property and mosquitoes are virtually non existent. Evenings can be cooler, but don't bring your thermals. It never gets below 70 degrees here!

Drake Bay is a fairly remote area, although a drivable road does lead into the town but not to our property which is only accessible by boat or foot. The town of Drake Bay has several small stores, bars and of course the all important soccer field. Several eco lodges are in the area, mostly right in the bay, about a 20 minute walk from us. There are many activities available in Drake Bay such as snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching, hiking, kayaking, SCUBA, Caño Island, Corcovado National Park, horseback riding, sport fishing, bird watching, soaking up the tropical sun or just hanging out in a hammock.

Caño Island, with world class snorkeling and diving, is twelve miles from the shore, and the San Pedrillo Ranger Station for Corcovado National Park is just a 15 minute boat ride away.

If you are looking for busy night life, this is definitely not your spot, however there are several bars and usually dances on Friday and Saturday nights in town. 

There are only three cabins for rent, so depending on how many people are in each cabin (limit of three) there is usually between three to eight people around the property, including workers and the owner. Our water is gravity fed from a natural stream. There is nothing like a refreshing shower with pure nature's water.

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Monthly Rent is $1150 for a triple, $975 for a double and $850 for singles. Rent includes reasonable electricity use and use of the kitchen. Laundry, internet and use of the boat are extra as outlined below. There is a security and cleaning deposit of $500. There is a minimum one month stay and longer stays are preferred if it works out for both sides.  Rent and deposit is payable by Paypal or in cash and is due on the 1st of each month. If you are coming at a different time during the month, you rent will be pro-rated. We will send you an invoice when we have come to that point in the process. Late rent payments are not accepted and you will be asked to leave within three days of non-payment. If you are leaving earlier than your scheduled time, a twenty day notice is required so that we can fill your cabin space.

Laundry is $2.00 per wash and $2.50 per dry. When the sun is out, laundry dries quickly on the lines and you don't need to use the dryer. Use your own laundry detergent or we can supply it for $1.00 per load.

Our kitchen features a professional restaurant gas stove, pots and pans. The gas for the stove is split between the tenants which is usually about $5.00 per month each with regular use. As this is a community kitchen, everyone is required to clean up after themselves any time they use the kitchen including wiping down the counters, stove (on top and below), washing their dishes, drying them and putting them away. Shared items such as dish soap and cleaning supplies are split between the tenants.

There are several ways to get your groceries. We order fruits and veggies on Tuesdays and they are delivered to our beach on Thursdays. Normally, our boat goes into the town of Sierpe about every 15-20 days for supplies. You can either come along and buy your own food ($20 roundtrip for gasoline) or call in your order and we'll bring it back with us. You can also take a local boat taxi for $15 each way. Dry goods and fruits and vegetables are delivered to the beach in Agujitas once a week and can be ordered by phone and picked up by our boat. There are also several small stores in Agujitas, but they can be more expensive than ordering from Sierpe or Palmar. There is also a small store 10 minutes walking distance with basic supplies like toilet paper, rice and beans, etc. 

Our internet runs on a wireless 3G USB key. If you want your own key with 24 hour access to the internet, it is a $75 deposit for the key and $60 per month. If you want to pay per hour for the internet, it is $2 per hour. The internet runs at a decent speed and you can watch Youtube videos, talk on Skype and such, however, it does slow down during peak usage hours which seem to be 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We do not have a community computer at this time so you either need to bring your own or use one of the community internet locations. We recommend you bring your own computer if possible.

We have a 23 foot boat with a 115 hp four stroke motor available for use with gasoline and captain included as follows:

Trips to Agujitas $10
Trips to Sierpe (if the boat is not already going, i.e. a special trip) $150
Trips to Sierpe (if the boat is already going in and there is space) $15 each way
Per hour (for fishing, touring, dolphin and whale watching) $30 per hour per person

*Prices subject to change with the price of gasoline.

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drake bay, costa rica travel information

map of costa rica san jose to drake bay

Below are some of the carriers who fly into San Jose, Costa Rica. We also suggest flying to Ft. Lauderdale and then taking Spirit Air which has very reasonable flights to Costa Rica.

traveling to costa rica

You can fly directly into Drake Bay, however, if you are coming for the first time, we recommend coming in through Palmar Sur so that you can pick up your groceries on the way in. You can fly to Palmar Sur or if you have more than 30 pound of luggage (the weight limit on the smaller planes) we suggest you either take the bus, a taxi or a shuttle to Palmar Norte, do your shopping, then take a taxi to Palmar Sur to catch the boat to Drake Bay. It is a beautiful hour long trip down the Sierpe River. See below for more travel details.

traveling to drake bay

Below we have listed a few items you will want to bring with you. This is not meant as a complete list but a guide for you.

things to bring to drake bay, costa rica

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