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La Paloma Lodge

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Maastricht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is really hard to leave this place: everything looks wonderful, location, rooms, food, excursions. You can immerse yourself in a peaceful state of mind just sitting in the balcony and watching the sea, at least until a monkey or another wild life representative will come to distract and great you. At the same time, if you you have an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A belated review of truly great resort. We stayed over this past Winter Break. We came here after 2 previous locations - Arenal and Manuel Antonio and lots of adventures. For us the beautiful home, the amazing food and the incredible communal dinners felt like coming home. Everything was top notch! Having the activities included was wonderful. There was nothing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you kidding me?! The highway of butterflies, magnificent birdwatching, and panoramic sunset views of the Pacific from La Paloma Lodge’s Hut #3 balcony made for one of the most tranquil experiences I’ve ever had I my life. Seeing a toucan for several minutes just 20 feet away was a real highlight. The ultra-warm staff and sensational local food preparations... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drake Bay itself offered my wife and I the most balanced vacation we'd ever experienced. We were exposed to a new culture, plentiful wildlife, secluded beaches and plenty of our adventure. And I can't think of a better base camp to explore the peninsula than La Paloma Lodge. The staff was incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable about the local wildlife. Meals... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are so happy you found your way to La Paloma, it is always lovely to hear great feedback from guests who truly enjoyed what the area has to offer. Our staff work hard to make every guest feel welcomed and at home, they are eager to please and also love providing information about the flora and... More 

New Delhi, India
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Paloma Lodge is beautiful! Reachable only by taxiboat via the Sierpe River and the Pacific Ocean in Drake Bay. Each lodge provides a view of the ocean, and has the utmost privacy. Lounge away in the hammock, stare at the ocean or wildlife that surrounds you from your porch. The lodge arranges tours such as snorkeling, diving, hiking through... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your kind review of La Paloma. Getting to the hotel is part of the adventure, with access only by boat or by foot Drake Bay refreshingly reminds us that we are in a remote, undeveloped part of the world. La Paloma provides a peaceful yet eventful setting where you can watch many species of birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Travelled here with my husband, two boys (10 and 12) and 19-year-old niece. This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We spent the first part of our trip in a large resort near Arenal. La Paloma was quite different, in a wonderful way. It is a far cry from a mega-resort, and we just loved it. It is luxurious... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family. It sounds like you were the perfect fit for the lodge and enjoyed the aspects that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and the wildlife in rustic elegance. We are very lucky to be located in... More 

San Jose
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you are in good physical shape and love to hike and explore nature at its most magnificent, then I think you will love this beautiful, welcoming place. The lodge is perched above Drake Bay in the remote Osa Peninsula. This is a very remote spot (we got down there by boat from Sierpe), offering panoramic views of the peaceful... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jonathan, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The sunsets this time of year (May/June) are truly amazing, with the sun setting directly in front of the dining room area and with mixed weather the colors and clouds make for breathtaking views. An even better view from our sunset ranchos, what better way to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic journey by boat brings you into a beautiful location in drake bay to a truly fabulous lodge. Nicole and her team were the best in making everything feel just perfect. Great views from the lodge restaurant , and the rooms were luxurious with the tropical gardens around you. Just sitting in the rooms you could see the Tucans... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rohini, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the lodge here on Trip Advisor. We really enjoyed hosting you and your friend, you were a perfect fit for rustic elegance in the jungle! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tours into Corcovado National Park. Corcovado is unquestionably the most raw, challenging and rewarding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here four nights with my 20 year old son. Loved it. Nothing like taking A shower in the morning and seeing a howler monkey with a baby go by. Of course I did not have my camera. Beautiful place great food .

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on Trip Advisor. The Howler monkeys are the opening act, followed by song birds, insects and other creatures all going about their business. It's a jungle out there and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the aspects that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We absolutely loved La Paloma. It is a truly incredible place and was a great family adventure. We stayed in a Sunset Rancho, and the views were wonderful. Every evening after a full day we sat on our porch and watched the sunset. Then we enjoyed the wonderful family style dinners. The staff is so helpful and accommodating. Although it... More 

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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Golub Family! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay with us. The sunsets are truly amazing, especially from the sunset rancho's. Relaxing in the hammock is just what one needs after a hike in Corcovado or a day exploring the under water wonders at Caño Island biological reserve. Getting here is... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have outstanding views of Drake Bay and the Pacific Ocean from our Lodge. Our standard rooms are large and include a private bath and an ocean view balcony. Our ranchos are one and two-story private cabins that also offer balconies with stunning ocean views. They hold up to 6 people and are very spacious. Some are equipped with a bathroom on both the upper and lower level, and are suitable for families or two couples traveling together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Paloma Lodge

Address: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $280 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
La Paloma Drake Bay
La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
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