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Cabinas El Mirador Lodge

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Bahia Drake, Drake Bay 79-8150, Costa Rica
Cabinas El Mirador Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great place to stay, well run, great views, and excellent value. In fact, sitting around doing nothing is a recommended option. From the veranda we saw Macaws, Parrots, and a Toucan, not to mention many other birds. Bit of a climb from the road, but chances are your there for the hiking anyway! Quiet beach just across the road, good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very friendly and warm welcome and atmosphere. 2 minutes to the beach. Beautiful view. Very good food. Michael and his team do everything to help guests and organize all the tours you'll ever want. Lots of things to do on own close by.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Modest , but clean rooms with basic bathrooms. If you don't mind cool water showers in an semi open bathrooms, this is the place for you. Meals were simple but home cooked and fresh. The owner Michael was a gracious host and even let us use their kitchen to cook a dessert for our kids. He let us use 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

At El Mirador, Mikael's gracious hospitality made our stay in Bahia Drake a memorable experience. He runs a comfortable, unpretentious and clean establishment with a good sense of humor and serious management skills. Whether you want to get away from it all or have some quality family time, El Mirador's location overlooking the Pacific from everywhere makes it a gem... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have been 2 nights at El Mirador in August 2014 and wished we had spent at least 1 more night there. The Serena day trip to Corcovado (organized through the hotel) was the best of our entire holiday (go with the guide Roy if you can, he is the best!). With regards to El Mirador, as the name says... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at El Mirador for five days durning the end of August and I could have stayed even longer. We decided to visit Drake Bay and stay at El Mirador after advise from a friend who also stayed here on her holiday earlier in the year. She said so many positive things about this place and we were easily... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

El Mirador Lodge in Drakes Bay is interesting, but may not be for everyone. We drove in from Rincon and the trip through the jungle is exciting, especially the last of the 5 river crossings. You could not do this in the rainy season or after a hard rain anytime of the year. The Lodge is perched up on a... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed two days at Mirador in July 2014. Michael, the owner, came to pick us at the beach with his small 4x4 car. We were the only tourist in the lodge. He prepared great dinner, lunch and breakfast. He organized for us the visit of Corcovado park and the Canopy tour. Moreover, we really appreciated his sense of humor... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, it is small and at the top of a hill with wonderful views of the Pacific and scarlet macaws. Michael who runs the resort is funny and very helpful and I really can recommend this place for anyone who likes to be away from the crowd. Cheap and with all food included it is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I paid about $50 USD per night for one person and that included a private cabin, 3 meals and an amazing view of the bay. The older cabins are hot at night even with a fan, the screens have large holes for bugs to jump in bed with you, the mattresses are questionable and you will wake up with mysterious... More 

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