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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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West Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at la Paloma lodge recently and was impressed by everything. Beautiful rooms, delicious food, excellent staff, friendly and knowledgeable manager and owners who went above and beyond to make us comfortable. Many things to experience, insect and nature hikes led by world class leaders of their subjects. Now that I've been to another place or two, there is... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

La Paloma Lodge in Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula in the extreme south west of Costa Rica has a prime vantage point over the Pacific Ocean on land reclaimed from a cattle farm 30 years ago. We stayed in the building that has 4 air conditioned units. Your choice for a/c as they also provide a removable mosquito net... More 

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

Thank you Compuvideo. Here at La Paloma we are always thrilled to have clients enjoy the remote experience of the Osa Peninsula. I believe your fine description will help other travelers find that the remoteness is an attraction. With more that 25 years experience, La Paloma has a well oiled machine in getting clients to the lodge in a seamless... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There should be more than 5 stars to reward this lodge for its lovely accommodation and superb staff. We stayed 4 nights and everything and everybody were great. Firstly, the staff are excellent. They are really friendly and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. The staff memorise which room you are in and what you are... More 

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

Dear Arthur, We couldn't be more happy that you discovered and delighted in our highlights- the Mangrove Tour with Randall, the Night Tour with Gian and Tracie, Anna's fabulous massage,and the privacy of the chalets or bungalows. The Osa Peninsula offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the country and the spotting of the rarely seen silky anteater is... 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 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
#2 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
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