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Casa Drake Lodge

Los Planes, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is very nice and clean. Food is good and people are very friendly. Only negative points is that house is very far from sea and city so you have to take taxi and price is very high 16USD per way so we spended 64USD in 2 days just for taxi. Also room separations are made of wood so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

There are a few things to know about this place. Please check the directions in advance, because the adress is NOT in Drake Bay but about 6 or 7 km's away. You must go there by a cab. If you're travelling with your own car (so did I), be aware of minimum one river crossing. It's not to deep and... More 

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Birmingham, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Pay attention to just a few tips and you'l have a wonderful stay. Zacharias and his family run this place and do all they can to make sure your stay is more than pleasant. If you drive (and I strongly suggest that you DO!) make sure to plan your arrival well before dark. 4WD is almost required, and you'll need... More 

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1 Thank Denny R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Drake Bay in Costa Rica is an incredible place, and the people at Casa Drake are really lovely and caring. However, you need to be aware of these things before you book: - This hotel only accepts cash payments for your board. Having enough USD before you even arrive in Drake Bay is a must. There are no ATMS in... More 

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7 Thank Yeo124
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This family has found the perfect mix between great accommodation services and a true Costa Rican and Osa lifestyle experience, all around and outstanding costumer Service. You will live in the owners house and experience their day yo day life, however you will have your own space and privacy whenever you want. The owner and the whole family will literally... More 

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1 Thank Pipe_Cava
Thornton le Moor, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights march 2014. The room we had was very clean (as was the rest of the house and bathroom) and really well prepared. We had a fan provided and an insect net kept us clear of bites at night. This isn't a sanitised western hotel, it is a taste of life in Costa Rica and... More 

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1 Thank Mikesalter
Zeewolde, Flevoland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We liked this hotel very much. It was as living with a Tico family for a couple of days. These people went out of their ways to help us in any way they could. The rooms were basic but clean. They provided us with a fan as it was quite hot so we had a few good night sleeps. There... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stayed 4 nights here with my boyfriend and it was the best choice for us! We were the only two in the whole house for the entire stay so we had the VIP treatment, all the attention and help only for us! The lodge is owned and ran by a Costarican family and they do an excellent job, they... More 

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1 Thank Karol A
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Exceptionally clean and comfortable room, great family atmosphere, good food and local flavor. Spanish speaking needed to get the most out of the experience but I expect it would be enjoyable even with limited Spanish. Luz Marie is excellent cook with great variety in meals that included Costa Rican standards and also some variety. Zacarius has lived in the area... More 

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1 Thank Dave S
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Our days here could not have been better. We experienced the life and wonderful hospitality of our hosts and their family and they made us feel so comfortable. They helped us enjoy every minute. Our meals were so exciting with a great variety and beautifully presented. Outstanding!

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