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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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Seattle, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife's and I's first visit to drakes bay and we went to the best place. La Paloma is a beatiful Eco lodged set in lush gardens and forest with abundant wildlife and stunning views of the Pacific. Our room was great with lots of space and and again views of the ocean. It had aircon which was much appreciated... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

La Paloma Lodge (LPL) is probably the best place I have ever stayed. The setting, on a jungle hillside overlooking the Pacific, is gorgeous. My teenage daughter especially appreciated the nearby and relatively unused beach (a 5 minute walk down the hill). I appreciated the daily personal briefings from a member of the large and attentive staff, many of whom... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had a beautiful and inspiring vacation at La Paloma Lodge, where the natural beauty is lush, vibrant and continually surprising and the hospitality is unsurpassed. The staff treated us with loving care, from meeting us at the airport and providing us with a delicious lunch upon our arrival, to providing us with the best guides and trips available in... More 

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