ECO-LUXURY RESORT HOTEL & PRIVATE VILLAS | DRAKE BAY - COSTA RICA
COPA DE ARBOL BEACH & RAINFOREST RESORT
From humble beginnings as a 4-room rainforest hideaway to a newly constructed resort, hotel owners Jason & Mike have lived on this property for over 25 years. In doing so they have built a strong knowledge and understanding of the area and the challenges it faces. As a result, Jason & Mike are fully committed to a holistic approach in the way they interact with the resort staff, the local community, and the environment.
PROTECT AND SHARE
Copa De Arbol’s mission is to protect this delicate and magical area by establishing partnerships with Costa Rican conservationist while employing local staff so that they may earn a living by protecting their lands rather than depleting its resources. In addition to providing jobs with opportunities for growth, education, and a profit-sharing program, we help nurture opportunities for locals to establish their own businesses. Where possible and appropriate, we try to enhance our guest’s stay with new local offerings.
Everything we do at Copa De Arbol is intended to leave our guests with memorable experiences and enthusiasm for the natural wonder of the Osa Peninsula. In doing so we hope to spread awareness and protect this land for our children, the children of Costa Rica, and many generations of guests to come.
~ Pura Vida!
DRAKE BAY | OSA PENINSULA | COSTA RICA
ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY
Jobs equal conservation. After 20 years on the Osa Peninsula, we have gained a deep understanding of the challenges that the local people face. It is through this understanding that our approach to conservation is based. The people that built Copa De Arbol are the same people that greet you upon arrival at the beach. Minor, one of the head carpenters, is also the owner of the horse tour company. If you take a bird-watching tour, a former hunter could be your guide. If you choose to embark upon a dolphin or whale adventure, former long-line fishermen may be your guides. Through these means, your visit becomes much more than a vacation. It becomes a lasting contribution to the Osa Penninsula, it’s natural history and it’s people. It creates jobs in an area where hunting, fishing and slash/burn agriculture were once the only options.
With each guest’s visit, we move closer to our goals which include:
provide boats and guards to protect marine reserves in order to stop illegal fishing
provide and donate basic supplies to the park rangers
donate supplies to local schools and even create educational programs which help teach conservation awareness
support a local conservation initiative in which hunting equipment are sold or traded in for cameras and photography courses to help protect local endangered wildlife, while at the same time offering a means for the former hunters to help provide for their families.
This philosophy comes from a strongly held belief that conservation can only be successful if people are educated, aware and included in the process. So come join us and be a part of it.
Patrons of Copa De Arbol are helping conserve the Osa Peninsula through financial contributions taken directly from resort profits that are given back to the community and conservationist so the children and guests of Costa Rica can enjoy the wildness of the Osa Peninsula for many years to come.
BOOK YOUR STAY WITH US TODAY
Discover Drake Bay, Costa Rica, an untouched gem of biodiversity where rainforests meet crystal-clear waters, offering a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty, unique wildlife, and local culture, all waiting to be explored.
Our location is just steps away from the beach. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing at the resorts four tiered infinity pool & Jacuzzi. Enjoy a smoothie or one of our signature cocktails poolside. One of the local White Faced Monkeys might just come by to greet you.
FACILITIES & CONTACT INFO
Copa De Arbol can be reached for queries or reservations via our website, phone, email, and chat.