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100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
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Tranquilo Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and where picked up from the airstrip by our hostess. After a short drive we arrived at this amazing place. Our hostess told us that we got the room with the view and that was not a lie. The view was great and the room was very nice as well. Good beds, clean and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic personal service. The fresh homemade food menu changed every day and was delicious. We stayed in room 7, a spacious, prettily decorated room with a large veranda, hammock and rocking chairs; sit here in the morning and watch pairs of scarlet macaws arrive in the nearby trees to feed. A couple of minutes walk down to a deserted 5k... More

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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Tranquilo Lodge for a week in July and absolutely LOVED it. I can’t say enough good things about our experience in Drake Bay and at the lodge. The view was breath-taking, our room (a top-level cabana) was perfect and private, the staff was superb, and Drake Bay had so many fun activities to offer.... More

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day came ….we had to depart Drake Bay and the Tranquilo Lodge. What a week we had , accompanied by two close friends, we opted for a charter flight in to Drake Bay airport from San Jose. When the plane touched down we knew we were in for not just a vacation but an adventure also . The lush... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few days during the first part of our trip to Drake Bay. Mary was wonderful, and even though we arrived late because we had decided to drive in to Drake Bay, she was able to arrange a private scuba diving trip for the next morning. Mary was very accommodating, and made us feel comfortable and... More

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MaryMaria33, Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, unfortunately they were doing road construction on the entire road entering Drake Bay during your stay, which as you mentioned probably accounted for most of the noise . It is completed now and the road is smoother now, than it has ever been. Almost all hotels in Drake Bay are located next to the main road except for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment we landed in Drake's Bay Airport (if you can rally call a shack and an unpaved runway that) for our 4 day honeymoon in the Osa Peninsula the beauty and remoteness of this location really hit us, you are literally dropped off in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully Mary and Emilio was there to pick us up and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Comfortable, modern accommodation where the rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean. Herb, the owner, and Mary, the manager, were exceptional hosts. They provided us with any and all contacts, information, recommendations, and advice we needed to plan our daily adventures. To top it all off - three fantastic meals every day. If you are traveling to Drake Bay I highly recommend... More

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MaryMaria33, Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having your family as our guests. Thank you for taking the time to support us with your review. Hope to see you in the future More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed everything about our trip to Drake Bay and our stay at Tranquilo Lodge. All tours and activities were fun and food was great! Snapper and amberjack (catch of the day) were prepared fresh for us to eat. All staff was friendly and went beyond expectations to assure our pleasant stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Group of 14 friends and family ages 8 to 84. Everyone enjoyed to the Max. Herb the owner is a perfect host. Between he and Mary the manager they know everything to see and do in the area and can arrange it all for you. Your choice to have an action filled vacation or just relax at the lodge or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

What a trip of a lifetime! This is the place to go for an unforgettable vacation. The service we received from Herb, Mary, Emilio, Rafael, Alonzo, Jorge, Mario, Marisa and our guide Eric was like no other. The meals and desserts were delicious. We stayed in room 8 and it had a phenomenal view of the Pacific Ocean. The flowers... 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): $
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay

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