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Tranquilo Lodge

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100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for last leg of honeymoon. This is a well-run, pleasant, beautiful place owned and operated by nice people. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The staff is wonderful and the food is great - it's all caught locally (I actually provided dinner myself our last night after a successful fishing trip). Very family-oriented and rustic and for our honeymoon, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our time at Tranquilo lodge was the highlight of our 8 hotel Costa Rica road trip. We spend a fantastic 4 days here. The lodge has fantastic American management taking care of all your needs (a birthday cake for me) and local staff including a great cook. We had some great meals here serving fish caught in the morning by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for 4 nights at the Tranquilo Lodge in August and it was the best way to end a 9 day trip to Costa Rica. You have to take a boat or plane to Drake Bay in the rainy season, and we chose a boat trip from Sierpe. The water taxi was $15/ person. It gets kind of intense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 4 nights in Drake's Bay staying at the Tranquilo Lodge were the highlight of our 2 week family holiday in Costa Rica. The hotel has a stunning location overlooking Drake's Bay. If you can, take the boat from Sierpe. It is one of the great arrivals! Our Captain told us that he thinks Tranquilo Lodge has one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful week at Tranquilo Lodge this month. Although the week was spectacular, a week was nowhere enough time to explore and experience all the many things this place has to offer. The staff and service is remarkable and the food was exquisite and it's presentation was impressive. Tranquilo provided a wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide who is undoubtedly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica itself is a paradise for nature loving vacationers and Tranquilo Lodge has just made it even better. Our 3 day stay there was way too short and we need to go back and stay longer. The staff at the lodge was friendly,knowledgeble and catered to our every need. The accomodations consist of a variety of new villas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found that Tranquillo Lodge offers the very best service, personal attention and delicious food in a warm, welcoming place for anyone that wants to experience the real meaning of “La Pura Vida.” I first heard the phrase “La Pura Vida” from Mary, the general manager, on my very first call to Tranquillo Lodge to make reservations—I had no idea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family and I spent 4 great days in Drake Bay in late June. It was a wonderful vacation, and the last stop on our 2 week trip to Costa Rica. Tranquilo lodge was wonderful, we are so happy we stayed there. The room was very nice and comfortable, the food was fabulous, and the scenery so beautiful. Mary and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been to some very nice hotels, but this one far exceeded my expectations. The views are beautiful, the staff is very friendly, but also very personable. You feel like you're family there. It's not just "We work here and since its our job, we will make you feel very welcome!" It's not like that at all. I stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the lodge! The staff was amazing and so attentive. So many fun activities set up through the lodge from fishing, to exploring the rio claro, horseback riding, and four wheeling, we had a blast! They planned meals around our schedule and even cooked up fresh grouper and snapper! Every meal was something... More 

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