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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Uvalde, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 April 22, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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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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