Life For Life Hostel Drake Bay

 Nature Retreat Hostel, Sea Turtle Conservation

& River Tours at the Punto Rio Claro Wildlife Refuge

Living in Sanctity and Unity with All Life


Included with your stay is the use of our Snorkling and Boogie Boarding equipment and our services of early morning breakfast before an early morning hike. After playing all day, rest in the hammock garden, then make a bonfire out of driftwood on the secluded beach and experience the star-thick night sky.



We have mixed dorms, private rooms, tent cabins and more that can accommodate singles, couples, families, groups and group retreats. We also have a very special "Jungle House" deep inside the Corcovado National Rainforest. All prices include 3 delicious homemade meals a day with coffee, tea and water available all day.


Location & Arrival

We are located on a wonderfully remote beach on the Drake Bay coastline. The many different avenues of arrival to choose from are each beautiful and exciting parts of the adventure! Please be sure to use the information we provide to plan your route ahead of time, and stay in communication with us with any questions as well as keeping us informed with your arrival details.


Sea Turtle Conservation Project


This, now, Nature Retreat Hostel was originally founded to house our Sea Turtle Conservation Project volunteers. Every year we protect thousands of Sea Turtle eggs along our coastline and ensure that the newly hatched babies make it to the sea.


We are currently recruiting volunteers for the May - Dec season!


Rio Claro Aventura
Eco Tours 

Our second property, on the beautiful Rio Claro (Clear River) Wildlife Refuge, is the site of the Sea Turtle Conservation Project and an epically beautiful half hour walk from the hostel. Here, we offer fun and special canoe and kayak tours up this ever changing river to support the Sea Turtle Project. The tours include walking to and jumping off waterfalls, floating back down, and a guide to help point out the plants and animals along the way.




Find out what others have shared about their experience!


Welcome to Life For Life Hostel Drake Bay!

Where we celebrate the magic, beauty, and unity of All Life.


Located on a remote beach in Drake Bay, on the OSA Peninsula of Costa Rica, Life For Life Hostel began as a lodging location for volunteers of the Life For Life Sea Turtle Conservation Project ~ an 18 year old labor of love preserving the life of this endangered species. It has now expanded into a precious nature retreat space for both travelers and volunteers alike. Not your usual idea of a hostel, and sitting directly on the edge of active untouched jungle and a pristine and secluded beach, this hidden gem is a special sanctuary to disconnect from technology and an often fast-paced and over-crowded life, and rest in the renewal that comes from connection with the abundance, simplicity and purity of nature, and oneself. The OSA peninsula, being home to 2.5% of the world's biodiversity is an extraordinarily special and one of kind place to do this.

Whether volunteering or not, travelers from all over the world come to experience the ease, fun, play, peace... the joy, the stillness, the LIFE and LOVE of self and nature available for you to rest, and sink into in this remote paradise. 

more about our story...

Welcome to Life For Life Hostel Drake Bay!

" Excellent Hostel...

A divine experience.

The tour to Rio Claro was great. Good food, cozy rooms and very nice beaches. 

Don Ricardo the owner is an excellent person. 
You see many animals.

~ Meca

Traveled as a couple

"Gateway to



Little paradise! Sunset unforgettable. Beach unforgettable. Hosts unforgettable.  It’s certainly the best place for people who want to reconnect with nature. Beachfront, fell asleep with the sounds of the waves and wake up with the sounds of the animals... Very simple Hostel, with very simple people, for a very simple life. LIFE FOR LIFE <3

~ Brune

Traveling solo

"One Of The Best Experiences I've Ever Had. 

My girlfriend and I stayed for two weeks with Ricardo and Mar as volunteers. We were lucky to have participated in the finding and sheltering of two turtle nests! Mar makes very delicious and healthy food. Ricardo took us on a River Tour full of water and land adventures and fun. We also stayed with Ricardo's friend in the Corcovado jungle.  A wonderful experience on such a beautiful and serene part of Costa Rica, I'd recommend it to anyone!


~ Jun Yi Chu

Traveled as a couple

Contact Us:
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+506  8717 5393
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Life For Life Hostel Drake Bay

Sea Turtle Conservation Project /

Rio Claro Aventuras Eco-Tours