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La Paloma Lodge

3.0 of 5 Drake Bay, Costa Rica, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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La Jolla, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to the La Paloma Lodge for the first time in 14 years and was not disappointed. Nicole was the same manager who was there 14 years ago and she and her staff are absolutely outstanding. The Rancho's are breathtaking and the setting is just gorgeous. We stayed at a "Sunset Rancho", #1 to be specific, which was a... More 

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San Diego
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Randall, La Paloma's guide/naturalist/ecologist/historian/political scientist, bumped our La Paloma trip up from wonderful to absolutely fabulous. The Osa Peninsula: less dramatic (with respect to scenery, wildlife, challenging adventures) than northern Costa Rica, but waaaay less developed and crowded. A wildly positive NYTimes article said, “Costa Rica is very touristy,” she writes, but “Osa is not.” La Paloma Lodge: secluded, beautifully... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I stayed at La Paloma during a girls' summer getaway, and we could not have made a more perfect choice!! The Osa Peninsula is such a special, spectacular location, and it was clear from the moment we arrived at La Paloma that experiencing the pristine natural surroundings would be the cornerstone and highlight of the visit. We loved it from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

La Paloma Lodge offers incredible beauty, hospitality, food, and adventure. From the amazing views, to the lovely and spacious accommodations, to the menu, and the guide services, this place has it all. Favorite activities include snorkeling and hiking with the La Paloma guide who speaks great English. He's a walking encyclopedia of knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Spent 3 nights at La Paloma in early November, what an amazing time! The accommodations are truly top notch. Waking up to a gorgeous view with toucans right outside your window is unforgettable. There were no bugs and the weather was great. We had two day-excursions which were both amazing, the guide was great. The staff were all courteous and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Traveled to Drake Bay in May '14 with another family (6 kids total, oldest 12). We were blown away. The staff is very professional and incredibly attentive. They anticipated our every need it seemed. We truly felt pampered. Everything was beyond our expectations, from the jungle setting, beautiful views, to the great food and our excellent guide (the kids still... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In August of this year my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at La Paloma for a second time, and we were so happy to be back! Everything about this lovely lodge –staff, location, wildlife, excursions, rooms, food – is first rate. We were at Paloma for six nights and enjoyed every minute of our vacation. The best... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriends and I spent three nights and four incredible days at at La Paloma in early August. We stayed in a two story bungalow with spectacular views from the balconies ~ everything is open and airy ~ no screens and no bugs! We would wake up early to the sounds of monkeys and the smell of fragrant vines, coffee... More 

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Cayman Islands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Since my brother and wife live in Drake I've been there several times, but the last time and for the first time we stay in La Paloma and we were very happy with everything. We stayed in one of the two story bungalows, my parents stayed in the lower level and me and my husband stayed on the second floor.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

La Paloma was such an amazing lodge! We loved everything about it! The rooms were beautiful, set in unbelievably well-landscaped jungle with views of the ocean. We stayed in one of the air conditioned rooms which was perfect (great if you don't want any bugs! and with beautiful balconies where monkeys stop by). The food was also amazing -- every... More 

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Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
La Paloma Drake Bay
La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay
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#2 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay

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