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La Paloma Lodge

Drake Bay Costa Rica
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#3 of 14 hotels in Drake Bay
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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.
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Jessica S wrote a review Dec 2020
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Everything about La Paloma was absolutely perfect. Even before we arrived they were very helpful in making sure everything we booked was right for us. Once we arrived it was beyond anything we had hoped for and we genuinely hope we can return one day. The waitstaff was incredible as well as all the tour guide who took us out on our excursions. Getting there was definitely an adventure, but that is exactly what we were looking for.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Marioesp wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica8 contributions8 helpful votes
For those adventurers who like to explore out of the beaten path to find the real rain forest experience without compromising the confort!! Great place with lots to do with a personalized service. Great food and views. Recomended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Thomas B wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada14 contributions2 helpful votes
A small plane flight from San Jose, a four wheel vehicle drive through a couple of small rivers, a short boat ride and a climb up to the peaceful lodge and villas hidden in the dense foliage.... and it all worth it! The warm welcome, outstanding guides and tours in the area and the candlelit dinners make this place very special. We enjoyed looking at animals with Carlos in La Sirena, whale watching and snorkeling with Arnoldo at Caño Island and playing in the big waves at the nearby beach.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Try for a villa near the lodge as the internet connection is very limited
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Planner4life wrote a review Mar 2020
69 contributions20 helpful votes
Intimate eco-lodge with excellent accommodations, location and service, and good food. Family style dinners (several large tables) promoted a relaxed social environment during the evening - guests from all over the world with diversity of interests added to the experience. We stayed 3 nights - wouldn't do any less, and recommend min of 4 nights really, as it takes time to get there and back, and includes 2 excellent tours (rainforest and snorkeling) that take up two days. The Lodge arranged our transportation getting there via Taxi from Dominical area and then boat from Sierpe (per our request), which was wonderful. Flew back to San Jose from Drake Bay. Nice combo. Reiterate others' comments that it is isolated, which is the point. You definitely slow down and totally relax - early up for tours (if desired) to beat the heat, mid-afternoon nap, 6:45 (sharp) family-style dinner, and early to bed for us! This is not really a place to hang/swim at the beach, as beach (a short hike down) is swimmable but small and a bit exposed to the waves. But fabulous for everything else! Warning - hard to come back to work!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Eliot-CRCustom wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica742 contributions
I've first stayed here in 1995, when Sue & Mike had barely built the main lodge and a few open-air thatch roof cabins with amazing views over the Pacific to Cano Island. It's certainly come a long way since then, but the views are still amazing, the food and service top notch, and the easy access to Corcovado National Park and Cano Island are as good as it gets. This is the best place to come for good scuba diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica, and the best base for hooking up with Tracie "The Bug Lady" Stice and Gian Franco and their very unique night tour. This is our top choice in Drake Bay and you really can't go wrong.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: The Sunset Ranchos have the best views and more space, but the Deluxe Ranchos are also great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Paloma Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to La Paloma Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Paloma Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Paloma Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Paloma Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Paloma Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does La Paloma Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Paloma Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Paloma Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Drake Bay.
Does La Paloma Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.