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London, Ontario CAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at La Paloma for a week in April. After researching various eco-lodges in the Osa Penninsula, we chose La Paloma based on the many good reviews. We were not disappointed- we highly recommend this lodge to anyone looking for the accommodations and lovely surroundings of an all-inclusive resort packaged in a small lodge setting. The Corcovado Park tour,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Where else can stand in your shower and see a monkey hanging from the eaves seven feet away from you? This was my second visit to La Paloma Lodge and it was everything I remembered it to be. Lush, humid and hot, but oh-so beautiful. The staff was amazing, the food delicious, the walk to the beach lovely, the sounds... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I spent a week at La Paloma in October 2011 and loved it! While it wasn't exactly the beach vacation I was hoping for, it was certainly an adventure. One thing that amazed me most was how much luxury that the staff could provide that far off the beaten path. Overall, the resort is fairly quiet as... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I have been to La Paloma five times in the past ten years, which pretty much sums up how we feel about the place. It's hard to imagine returning to Costa Rica without including La Paloma. We've come to know some of the guides, especially Randall, quite well and appreciate the effort they make to show us... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The location, the rooms, the staff, the food, the activities and facilities -- all perfect. The most attentive staff I have ever come across. How many places do you go where you hug the manager and the owner upon leaving? This is a very special place to which my family and I will be returning.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our 4 nights here. Staff, guides, lodge Manager, all interesting, professional and nice people. Lodge is very clean, and the grounds are beautiful. We stayed in 1 of 3 smaller units. The room is lovely, but the lighting is terrible. This is not due to lack of electricity, but old, inadequate lighting fixtures. The showers are big,... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I really, really, really wanted to love La Paloma. Unfortunately, I can't recommend that you stay here. The short version of this review: The setting was wonderful, and if it was a cheap basic lodge that catered to the hostel crowd, I'd love it. At this price, I'm less forgiving. It felt like it was a lodge that was transported... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

As said in many reviews the rooms are great and the views are spectacular but for the price I was very disappointed in the food. There were very little choices and the portions were very small. In addition the flavor and cooking style was quite bland. In addition I felt for the price the extras were missing or in poor... More 

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Hartford, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Spectacular place. Our family of 4 spent 2 weeks in CR at several places we liked very well. But if you were to come to only one place this should probably be it. This is an incredible spot with very limited access. Just riding the boats out to the tours is lovely. The staff/service is first-rate in every way. Cabins... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We just returned from our 10 day trip to Costa Rica. Charlotte K and Jennifer F. said exactly what I was going to stay. We really enjoyed our stay. It was much more basic that typical trips we have taken. Rooms were very well maintained with great beds and furniture. No hair dryers in the villa's, but I am sure... More 

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Amenities

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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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
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