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Vista Drake Lodge

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Bahia Drake | 150 metros este de la escuela drake, 50603, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014
twohoots2 Northampton, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in March and wished we had booked for longer. We arrived during a storm on the boat from Sierpe and got soaked but it didn't matter as Emilio and his family were there with towels to dry us and drinks to refresh us before we had even checked in. We stayed in 'Grandma's Bungalow',... More

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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Emilio and his family were wonderful. I made reservations in 5 months prior thru booking.com; I did email Emilio confirming my reservations then again a few weeks before leaving. Our Cabin was very clean with fresh towels and linens every day. Each morning we were served fresh fruit for breakfast as well as pancakes one day and eggs another. We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Vista Drake Lodge lived up to its name, situated on a prime location with stunning views of the bay. We stayed in a tent on an elevated and sheltered platform that had power and lights! The shared bathroom was very clean, the gardens well maintained and the staff were super helpful in organising activities with professional guides who REALLY know... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed three nights. Emilio (owner) took good care of us, from advising on where to go, transportation and restaurants. Fun and friendly. The cabin is basic but view is what you pay for and it does come with hearty breakfast! They clean the cabin every day. Home made steps a bit treacherous (steep) but with flash light and hand... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a local family-run place on the road up the hill from Drake Bay beach. Initially Marvin greeted us and all seemed nice, with us moving into one of two large rooms in the main building where the family also lived. This inevitably was also a major downfall as it was merely wooden plank walls with no soundproofing, and... More

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We already heard many good things about Vista Drake Lodge but this place was beyond our expectations! It blew us away.. First of all, the owner Emilio and his mother Evelia are too kind, they make you feel at home immediately and give you all the best information you need. They have an amazing athmosphere, confortable rooms forca good price... More

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Walton, Nebraska
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Drake Bay is beyond the end of the road for most of the year. Most people come by boat from Sierpe (30 km) and there is no dock in Drake Bay - you walk through the surf from your small boat. Or you can fly in. There is no ATM or bank. This is a small village clinging to viability... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I traveled by myself to Costa Rica, looking for something exotic, educational and beautiful - and Vista Drake Lodge met all of my expectations, and provided me even more adventure than I had originally planned for. I am an avid traveler, and have visited many countries, and this was by far one of my favorite places. Vista Drake Lodge is... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We actually traveled to Drake Bay after stopping at Mirador Osa cabinas (on the route onto the Osa Peninsula). That property is also owned by Emilio and his wife and is excellent. We spoke to Emilio at Mirador Osa and he was very knowledgeable about the options for getting into Corcovado. We had a very difficult time finding consistent information... More

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San Francisco
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We're generally very careful when choosing our lodging. Solid rest is key in our travel plans. The family running Vista Drake Lodge was really great, extra helpful and open to conversation or advice. So much that we felt right at home. The three brothers who own and operate this place are from one of the original families. The cabina we... More

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Address: Bahia Drake | 150 metros este de la escuela drake, 50603, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula
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Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Drake Lodge 3*
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