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La Paloma Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Drake Bay, Costa Rica, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Drake Bay
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Paloma is my spectacular! The dining lodge and private ranchos are gorgeous. The surroundings, garden, rain forest, wildlife and beach off fabulous views. The staff takes perfect care of all of your needs: relaxed but awesome dining, immaculate accommodations, excursion coordination and they even have a drying room for your wet shoes. Do not miss this if you go... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Paloma Lodge for 5 days in June 2014 and it was simply wonderful! We loved it all: the very tasty food, the attentionate and kind staff, the fun excursions with a great guide, the amazing scenery, the sound sustainability approach. We definitely recommend La Paloma Lodge for all those who are looking for a romantic/resting get... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only negative you'll read on this review, is that I could only give this resort 5 stars - this resort is the best place I have ever stayed. We were blown away by the location, the service, the food, the views, the wildlife. We had driven to Drake Bay, so they let us know where to park our car... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved La Paloma! We stayed here for three nights - a family of four in Bungalow #1. We loved the rustic but perfectly accommodating rooms. Even though it was June we didn't miss the A/C. The property is small and private so if feels like your own little oasis. Some of the best food we had in Costa Rica... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I agree with all the positive things mentioned in previous reviews but wanted to add my experience as a single mom with a 7 year old boy. La Paloma is so personal and attentive that my son felt his needs were met for speed (Cano boat tour with playful dolphins), animal adventure (monkeys and hermit crabs on the beach), and... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My only regret about staying at La Paloma is that we didn't stay longer! My husband and I decided to visit Drake Bay after talking to some friends who stayed elsewhere, and because of their trip we thought 3 nights would be enough. I easily could have done another night and day! Rooms: they have a set of rooms right... More

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Hartford, Ar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is great. It has the best location of all the surrounding resorts. The service is outstanding. All the staff sincerely want to give you the best experience. Everyone from the pick up guy at airport to boat transfers to Jess waiting at the dock were ready and waiting for us. We had suite D which was great. Two... More

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12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After finishing grad school in NYC I wanted nothing more than to escape everything and feel a million miles away. But I also wanted to feel pampered in a comfy hotel. La Paloma fits the bill! Most people tend to spend 3 or so nights but I spent 5 and could've stayed longer. I'm a bit surprised that this place... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I just want to start off with saying that my wife and I absolutely loved staying at this place and would also love to go there again with our children. I would describe this place as roughing it, luxuriously! I know that sounds counter intuitive but hopefully this will help explain my thoughts about this. From the very start, it... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were fortunate to have the corner room which overlooks the ocean and tropical forest, the views from the balcony were stunning. The monkeys kept us entertained as were confined to our room due to having eaten something that disagreed with us, the staff could not do enough for us. We only managed to go on one or our three... 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*
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay #2 Family Hotel in Drake Bay #3 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
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We have outstanding views of Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean from our Lodge. Our standard rooms are large and include a private bath and an ocean view balcony. Our ranchos are one and two-story private cabins that also offer balconies with stunning ocean views. They hold up to 6 people and are very spacious. Some are equipped with a bathroom on both the upper and lower level, and are suitable for families or two couples traveling together. ... more   less 
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