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La Paloma Lodge

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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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Salt Lake City, Ut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the La Paloma twice for a week each and can only say that when I return to CostaRica, I will go there again. The rain forest, the sea views, the privacy, the night sky, the excellent food and staff--every aspect of your stay is delightful. We clamored up and down the hill to the river to kayak... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just returned a couple of hours ago from an amazing trip to Costa Rica. I travelled with two other women friends, and we all agreed that our trip to the Oso Penninsula was the highlight of our two weeks in CR, and the reason was the fantastic La Paloma Lodge. The casitas were spectacular, the hospitality was impeccable, the... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, General Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear cwidlak, The La Paloma Lodge team is thrilled that we could host you during your recent visit to Drake Bay. We are proud to know that this part of your vacation was the highlight. La Paloma Lodge has maintained a high quality of staff and personnel over the past 25 years. The natural history in the Corcovado National Park... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a wonderful trip to La Paloma on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The lodge looked after our bookings from San Jose to the Lodge and did an excellent job. Everything was smooth and stressless. We had never gone to a remote location before and as seniors we were concerned about how much we could... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife was unwell for part of our stay and the staff were extremely helpful and attentive. The setting is exceptional , and, as well as the rooms being very attractive, the lodge is beautiful. Wonderful birdwatching. The two guides for the snorkelling and jungle walk were knowledgeable and fluent in English.

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Lemont, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So last year I visited La Paloma with five other friends. We went the same time period, last week of February. See previous review for details. This year i went solo and had every bit as much fun as the first year. I went with a goal of getting my scuba certification, but La Paloma does not offer that as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 25 years of running a lodge in the jungle, I would have long tired of taking care of guests. But the staff and owners never seem to tire and are most engaged in each and everyone who graces their rooms. I was there with my mother of 86 years of age with her own set of limitations. Although she... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived home to Canada after 6 nights at La Paloma. Our goals were to experience the wilderness of the Osa peninsula, learn about the flora and fauna, and have an adventure! All goals were achieved. La Paloma strikes the perfect balance between a true nature wilderness adventure and safety and comfort. The adventures begin with the plane landing on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have been here three times now and have no complaints, obviously as we have always come back :-). Had a bit of staff turnover since last two times but overall maintained the high standards we had come to expect. Overall is a great stay with great staff and wonderful views and wildlife.

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Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the beautiful La Paloma Lodge in July 2014. It was the most magical experience we have ever had on vacation. We were two of only seven people staying there at the time so it was so peaceful and relaxing. We had one of the A/C rooms and it was so comfortable and spacious with a fantastic balcony... More 

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Seattle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our second stay at La Paloma, and we loved it as much as the first time. The setting is really gorgeous, and the wildlife in the area is amazing. The staff are all warm and helpful. The food is not gourmet, but it's just fine. The best thing about the dinners is the family-style service, which allows guests... More 

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