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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Cayman Islands
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Since my brother and wife live in Drake I've been there several times, but the last time and for the first time we stay in La Paloma and we were very happy with everything. We stayed in one of the two story bungalows, my parents stayed in the lower level and me and my husband stayed on the second floor.... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Paloma was such an amazing lodge! We loved everything about it! The rooms were beautiful, set in unbelievably well-landscaped jungle with views of the ocean. We stayed in one of the air conditioned rooms which was perfect (great if you don't want any bugs! and with beautiful balconies where monkeys stop by). The food was also amazing -- every... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from La Paloma Lodge to celebrate our birthdays. The trip was a gift to us. What a delight! EVERYTHING was beautiful, the staff was courteous and attentive, and we had the finest tour guide we've ever had in 12 years of living in Costa Rica. After flying into Drake Bay, (a great adventure in itself), we were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
La Paloma 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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