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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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Tranquilo Lodge
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Drake Bay
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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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit to Drake Bay came at the end of a three week trip to Costa Rica and it did not disappoint. To start with the short flight south from San Jose was great fun and it was great to be picked up from the airstrip by Kimmie and Emilio and driven to the Lodge, where we were made very... More 

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Auburn
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love reading others' reviews also! Those other 5/5s experienced just what we did: beautiful grounds, excellent food, comfortable accommodations, attentive staff...LOVE YOU, MARY!...exciting excursions, laid back lifestyle, safe environment, interesting people, just a great place to spend 4 nights and leave wishing we had booked more. One comment I haven't read about was a recommendation to fly in. We... More 

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Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a week and enjoyed ourselves so much we plan to return with more friends. SYNOPSIS: Intimate boutique lodge for people seeking nature, spectacular views, outstanding personalized service, peace and quiet, great tours /excursions. The new owner purchased this property less than 3 years ago and has made amazing changes. The business concept is still a work in... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot, friendly staff, and excellent food. My wife was sick prior to arriving in Costa Rica. The staff bent over backwards to accomodate. Having been to Costa Rica numerous times, Drake Bay is exceptional and Tranquilo is quite the gem.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Rooms: Most rooms are dark, small and noisy. They are only a couple of meters away from the road where the first cars and trucks pass by at already 4.30 in the morning. Not very "tranquillo". They are in fact like hostel rooms, still they charge 200* (per night) including meals. Swimming pool: The pool has a magnificent view. But... More 

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MaryMaria33, Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Our rooms are priced according to their size, location and amenities. Note to reader: the room rates quoted in this review have been based on double occupancy. Only the standard rooms are in close proximity to the road. The upper level infinity pool is available for all guests from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. The hotel has a nice Toyota... More 

Bocas del Toro
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at Tranquilo Lodge. Firstly we were in the lower part of the hotel which is clean, comfortable and simple. Then we moved to room 8 which is located between the older part of the hotel and the incredible upper rooms by the pool. This room is just gorgeous! - very large with a great view -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent 7 perfect days at the Tranquilo, we dived, we fished, we ate and we chilled. Hammock time after a couple of dives, or a hard 5 hours fishing was always the best way to finish the afternoon. It's hard to know what to say, I see others have already talked about arriving by river taxi and it's beauty,... More 

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our family traveled to Drake Bay for the first time staying a weekend at Tranquilo Lodge. Our experience was perfect! It started from the time we stepped onto the water taxi that took us through the mangroves and rivers into the open ocean where we followed the coast line to the town of Drake. Our kids had a blast on... More 

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Port O'Connor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

No more beautiful place to kick back in Drake Bay. Mary & her staff ensure whatever you need you have. Rafa, the Chef, consistently cooks the best food I've had in Costa Rica over the last 20 years! We caught a nice Grouper, thanks to Jorge & Joseph, and Rafa created a meal all the guests enjoyed that night! One... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I had a great time at Tranquilo in December 2014. We’d highly recommend it. We stayed in one of the lower rooms. It was nice, clean, and well-priced. If you can afford them, the new, upper king bed rooms are amazing, with an incredible view and an infinity pool. The overall operation is small, so it’s very... More 

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Address: 100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay

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