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Ranchitos Las Cotingas

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Agujitas Town, Drake Bay 60503, Costa Rica
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hosts really make you feel like home at this place. I really loved my experience in Drake, mainly because of my stay at this place. I literally didn't want to leave!! They helped me smoothly arranging all tours and changing my plans when I decided to stay longer at Drake instead of keep travelling around. The room was very... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two weeks in the 'Honeymoon Suite' - it's a room named Guacamaya (macaw). Pros: - great location for sitting on the balcony and watching macaws, frigate birds, hummingbirds, green parrots, and others fly by or even below - view and access of a 10+ mile long beach with barely a soul, and no buildings - lovely view of... More 

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Orinda, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

others have mentioned the 109 steps, so be prepared to climb and perspire. No air conditioning. But our main concern was the noisiness from the road below, which allows motorcycle noise, roosters crowing, etc., etc., to waft through the rooms (no windows, only screens) at all hours. I you are a heavy sleeper or use earplugs, this might not be... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Cabinas are basic but clean.Take into consideration to climb 80 steps to reach the hotel, that is not really difficult. Nice view from some rooms and from the communal area.Prices are not the lowest but if you lucky you can grab some offer

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I reserved the "honeymoon suite" on a Hotel Website, which includes a King Bed and "Ocean Front". This hotel is close to the ocean, but is not ocean front. You have to walk down a LONG flight of stairs (I do crossfit and found them challenging) and then a short walk down the road to the beach. Also, the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We slept 4 days at Cotingas. It was so nice, we had the room with seaside view. From the balcony you could see the macaws flying. They were beautifull. Because of the green season the restaurant wasn't open. Altough we could get a nice breakfast each morning. The service at the lodge was really good! We loved to go birdwatching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is a hotel that has lovely views of Drake Bay. It is well situated overlooking the sea and a 1 minute walk to the beach down some stairs. The hotel staff are helpful and friendly. They do a lovely breakfast for only U$6. They also do cocktails at around sundowner time. There are a lot of stairs so be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Okay I have to admit, getting off the boat then walking up the hill, hitting the 114 steps to get up to the Lodge that first minute was no picnic. My "what was I thinking" attitude for 2 seconds. They brought out juice for everyone so we can all catch our breath. The place, the location, our room, THE VIEW,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is great all the way around, good location, super clean, the best view, excellent customer service, good breakfast... all for a very reasonable price. The owner is always on side and eager to help, he is from Drake Bay himself so he can answer any questions that you may have.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We started our first ever trip to Costa Rica in Drake Bay and it remained our favourite destination in the country throughout our stay. Las Cotingas is perched at the top of the hill overlooking Drake Bay and the views from our balcony were stunning. In fact, the locals themselves will tell you that the hotel has the best views... More 

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