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Vista Drake Lodge

Bahia Drake | 150 metros este de la escuela drake, 50603, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last year and couldn't wait to come back again this year for another 6 nights. Arriving from Sierpe on the boat (an experience in itself) for the beach landing, there was Emilio to help us with luggage for the short walk up the hill to the Lodge. Cold juice to greet us and a warm welcome from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night, before a 6am boat ride to Sirena. We stayed in the triple room---the room was simple, but clean and comfortable and stayed cool at night, and there was plenty of room despite the extra bed we had there (ie one double and two single beds total). Up above there are some bigger rooms/houses that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Vista Drake and loved every minute! We booked one of the bungalows with sea view. In the morning and evening the trees just next to us were full of green ares and even some rarer red Aras joined. Not to mention all the other birds and lovely creatures we saw there and of course on... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed here for the last week of our trip to Costa Rica and I absolutely loved it! We were met by Emilio on the beach and he took us to our bungalow in a taxi, as it is nearly a kilometre up the hill from the main building. The bungalow doesn't have a sea view, but it is surrounded... More 

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Buckinghamshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the rooms in Vista Drake lodge which is actually Emillio and his family's home. Our room was large and clean, breakfast was tasty and there was always complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water available. Emillio made us feel extremely welcome and was always available to answer questions and give advice. If you want a very... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Owner-operator Emilio is so wonderfully hospitable. We were only a couple but stayed in Echo Cabin with two extra beds, huge bathroom, expansive view deck with hammocks. A walk up a hill to reach the cabin but manageable with steps and rope . No car necessary since restaurants and beach are all walking distance and Emilio will help you make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Drake Bay is a remote, wonderful,and simple place. Only access to this area is by boat or a very rough and sometimes driveable road. That being said, the Vista Drake Lodge fits into its surroundings well. We stayed in the Jacobin room. There is a mosquito net for bugs, some fans, open screened windows, and a shower with no hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have NEVER met any hotel owner as helpful and as friendly as Emilio. Drake Bay will always be a special place for us, and Emilio has a big part in this memory... The family apartment doesn't have ocean view (the only room without ocean view) but has so many devices including a real kitchen a laundry machine (for which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a perfect spot to stay in Drake Bay, we stayed in a bungalow with sea views and had a porch. The room is very big, nice bathroom. Sitting outside in the porch and looking out to ocean was just perfect. Emilio the host is great. I would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed in one of the new lovely bungalows up on a hill with the most beautiful view just before New Years (See our picture). Parrots, hummingbirds, Toucans and monkeys were all around our bungalow. We loved our stay at this place and Emilio and his staff were so nice and welcoming! During our 1 month long stay in Costa... More 

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