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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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North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here in 2011...I know it has been a while but based on all the reviews, this place still rules. We had a great time, everything was superb. Amazing location. Take a fishing trip, or go scuba diving, we did both and it was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked the regular rancho but were upgraded to the Sunset Rancho. An incredible villa spread out over two floors! With a stunning balcony looking over the gorgeous tropical bay. Many a night was spent watching the sunset in the hammock. The most romantic place either of us have ever been and that was lucky as it was our... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to La Paloma Lodge. Andrea couldn't be more helpful with planning and scheduling our adventure - from where to stay in San Jose, the trip from San Jose to Drake Bay, (which in itself is an adventure), to our activities there, and then the trip home. When we arrived at La Paloma it was as... More 

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Seattle, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for my 60th birthday. It was all I had hoped for, having selected this based on glowing TripAdvisor reviews. Getting there was pretty exciting--small plane from san Jose to the tiny Drake Bay airstrip, then a bouncy jeep ride through bucolic countryside and included fording a small river, to the beach at Drake Bay,... More 

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Forest Park, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited La Paloma for the second time, our third in Drake Bay, and we had an absolutely wonderful time. What they really get right is the personalized service. They hire friendly, fun, helpful people and it makes all the difference. They want you to have a good time, go out of their way to be flexible and steer... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very clean and comfortable lodging, good food, cordial and welcoming staff. This hard to get to, out of the way spot has beautiful grounds, warmly friendly staff, and is a great launching off spot for fascinating hikes and tours of wild jungle forest and snorkeling or scuba off shore. We particularly appreciated Nicole, manager of La Paloma, so engaging for... More 

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motril
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We took part in all the activities and enjoyed meeting other people with a similar outlook on life. The trips out from the resort were always of greta interest and, due to the position of the resort, had to start with a boat trip. Arrival and departure from this resort is a real adventure and not for the faint-hearted, but... More 

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Estero, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was my 5th time to Costa Rica and second to drake bay. Lapoloma is the nicest lodge. The staff was warm and friendly and always willing to go the extra step to make sure you had a wonderful day. Diving a Cano Island was incredible with plenty of large schools of fish, Sharks, sea turtles and sometimes a whale... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were a group of 4 & all loved the resort. My husband & I had stayed before in 2007 and it is still isolated and magical, with lots of monkeys, macaws and other wildlife in natural surroundings without lots of people. We took 2 tours with Randall, a very knowledgeable and fun guide - a hike in Corcavada Nai'l... More 

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Fairway, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We spent 3 nights at La Paloma and enjoyed the convivial nature of this small lodge. The set-up of the dining room and lounge area is conducive to a sense of community and sharing stories of the day. Family style dining enhanced the experience. The short walk to the beach was great for late afternoons after returning from our excursions.... More 

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