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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, place! Charming, service is second to none beyond any expectation! We plan to return as soon as possible! The food is delicious! an incredible value for your money! I wish I lived there, everyone so nice, I guess that's why it is the Happiest place in the world.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An AMAZING vacation at Tranquilo Lodge! Our trip to the Osa Peninsula started off a bit rocky with a somewhat unexpected and terrible hotel experience at another hotel in the area, but in turn led us to Tranquilo and thus led to a wonderful rest of our trip In Drake Bay full of fun, adventure, beauty, great hospitality and new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We went out a couple of times fishing and did amazing! Jorge knows where to go! The food is out of this world delicious. The cabins are so comfortable, and complete with outdoor showers...so Costa Rica! We saw plenty of wildlife (Dolphins, turtles, fish, gators, monkeys, birds and lizards). Lots of other tours were available, which is great if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We traveled to Drake Bay with a group of friends and we all instantly fell in love, the moment we landed in the jungle and then arrived at the hotel! We stayed at the top of the hotel and the views were simply breathtaking! We fished for a day & 1/2 and had so much fun with Captain Jorge, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband & I were a part of group of 6 that traveled to Costa Rica early April 2015. Tranquilo Lodge was our only destination and worth every minute! The purpose of the trip was fishing and boy did that happen! Capitan Jorge was wonderful! In a day & ½ we had 4 sailfish, several grouper & wahoo, redfish galore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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