Our Team

Jolanda Hess

Owner and reservation manager

Was born in Switzerland. Her spirit of adventure and her interest in nature brought her to Costa Rica and Drake Bay over 20 years ago. After living at the lodge for 17 years, Jolanda moved to the city in 2008 due to her son’s education.

David Argüello

Owner and host

Was born in San José, Costa Rica. He discovered the Drake Bay area in the middle of the seventies checking out a new surf location with a friend. David is also an excellent all-rounder and boat driver.

He lives and works at the lodge most time of the year.

José Huertas

Resident Guide

Angela Montano


Giovanny Mendoza


Lisbeth Alemán


Isaac Baltodano

Boat Driver