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Tranquilo Lodge

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100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
Tranquilo Lodge
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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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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (parents and 8 year old twins) had a wonderful stay at Tranquilo Lodge for 5 days in April 2015. Tranquilo has an amazing setting, on a hillside away from most other hotels, crested with a small but perfect pool overlooking a panoramic beach and coastal vista. The lodge has a limited number of rooms that makes for a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Drake's Bay during the third week of April, which marked the transition between the dry and the wet season. It proved to be a happy medium, as the roads were not washed out, the rain was light and intermittent, and the frogs were beginning to emerge and enter their mating season. Tranquilo Lodge served as an excellent... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at this Lodge 2 years ago when it was under different ownership. We had such a wonderful time previously that we decided to stay again and see if it was as good under the new ownership. We booked the "Honeymoon Suite" for 3 nights and had a fantastic time. The managers, Mary and Kimmie, were... More 

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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are already ready to go back. We stayed in a cabin at the top of the hill with a view that was heavenly. We felt like we were in paradise. We are definitely going back and would make this Lodge are stopping place. Not only were the accomodations incredible, food delicious and the staff friendly and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems that everything that the staff does is just to make your experience memorable. They help you out with tour reservations, food is home made (and delicious) and most important they make you feel al home. Highly recomended

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Tranquilo in early March. We took the mangrove tour from Sierpe to Drake bay which was a wonderful adventure. Eric, who is one of the best guides I've ever had, was our guide on the mangrove tour and on 2 subsequent trips(to the Sirena ranger station) and on a float down the Rio Claro river.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 13/10) that spent 3 nights at Tranquilo Lodge. We loved every minute of it. We flew from San Jose to Drake Bay. We decided last minute to change to an earlier flight and with very little advanced notice Mary was waiting for us at the Drake Bay airport.... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Tranquilo Lodge and the hosts and staff! My husband and I spent one week in Costa Rica and the last 4 days / 3 nights were at Tranquilo Lodge. We were greeted at the airport by Herb (owner) and he drove us to the lodge. What a start to our adventure in Drake... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed at Tranquilo for two nights. We took the boat from Sierpe where we left our rental car.Boat ride took about an hour-we really enjoyed it.No dock in Drake Bay so we just took off shoes and jumped out and walked in to the beach.Mary was there with the truck, waiting to pick us up!We had an amazing room-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We loved our stay, great service, comfortable A/C rooms, amazing view, near to Drake Divers, delicious costarican food! 45m boat ride to Isla del Caño, great for snorkeling and scuba diving, and great outdoor activities !

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