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Uvalde, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't say enough wonderful things about Tranquilo Lodge and its staff. We had such a wonderful time, the foods was terrific, the staff was so friendly and very accommodating. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay. The lodging is so nice and the view from the pool is unbelievable. I would highly recommend...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The website for Tranquilo Lodge declares itself an “eco-luxury lodge” and repeatedly refers to the “luxurious accommodations.” This, sadly, is only partly true. Moreover, the website fails to mention one critical shortcoming of the property and is misleading in a number of other ways. But let’s start with the positives. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and the food...

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We understand you were not satisfied with your accommodations at the hotel. In order to accommodate the size of the group you were with (25 people) we had to utilize our standard rooms. Our 7 higher end cabinas will only accommodate up to 18 or 20 people (our comfort level). The representing party was made...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was perfect. Stunning views over the Ocean from the pool, incredibly helpful staff and delicious food. Would highly recommend if going to Drake Bay. So helpful about tours, very relaxing place.

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently I traveled with a large group to Tranquilo. Mary and her staff went out of their way to accommodate all of our needs. In particular, we brought school supplies for the local school. They coordinated a visit to the school with an opportunity to interact with students followed by an authentic tamales lunch at the family home of a...

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Costa Rica and your stay with us. We hope you will return again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the places we stayed in in Costa Rica - this was by far the best. The location is stunning! From our balcony in our hammocks, the bar and the infinity pool we saw and heard an abundance of wildlife in their natural environment. It was lovely to be welcomed back to our bungalow by a little frog that...

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review! The charm of our hotel is being so immersed in nature. It's always nice to hear when our staff meets expectations.

montclair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Tranquillo Lodge. Very attractive, comfortable inn with a lovely, extremely accommodating staff. There are just a few bungalows with beautiful views. There are air conditioners but we did not need them at all; a nice breeze from the ocean came in at night. The food was wonderful; every meal was abundant and delicious. Mary,...

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We are happy to hear that you had such an amazing experience with Mary and Erick on your eco adventure. Intimacy is one of our best features. Come hang out in the jungle with us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in four different hotels/areas during our 10 days and Tranquilo was by far the best! Get a room at the top! The sunset/sunrise is well worth it. Mary is wonderful and the entire staff was extremely accommodating. Eric rocks as a tour guide!

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Thank you for your review. The sunsets here are truly amazing. We are very pleased that your enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to others.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LOVED our time at Tranquilo Lodge. The owner called to welcome us and answer any questions. The staff at the lodge was incredibly accommodating. You can trust Mary to make any and all arraignments for you. We did the pelagic tour, the zip lines and even got a unique, personal phenomenal horseback and hiking tour with Erik. Mary arraigned everything...

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

Such an amazing review. Thank you for it! We strive our hardest to make all our guests feel like family. We hope you come back soon.

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at Tranquilo lodge - it started with Hurricane Otto and a delay of 2 days, and as a consequence also a lot of rain during our stay but even with these drawbacks, we loved Drake Bay and Tranquilo lodge very much. The grounds are really very beautiful as is the view from the swimming pool....

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TranquiloLodge, Public Relations Manager at Tranquilo Lodge, responded to this review

We hope you do come back and next time without a hurricane looming. Thank you for the awesome review! It's always nice to know we are meeting the needs of our guests.

Bocas del Toro
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I had the great fortune of visiting Tranquilo Lodge during a recent work trip in the area and cannot say enough great things about this special place. The rooms are beautifully laid out with spectacular views of the bay and mountains, the homemade food is delicious and the staff is wonderful. I loved hanging out by the pool with the...

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Thank you for your review! Mary is indeed a gem. We hope you come back soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Tranquilo Lodge

Address: 100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: $53 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
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“We stayed in Ballena/honeymoon suite with family as on its own but the rooms at the top by the pool have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles 803belindas, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on the upper level are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles travel20, 1 week ago | Read review
“The upper bungalows have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles j0als, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms at the top are great because of the wonderful view”
 of 5 bubbles janetbmontclair, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Loved the outdoor showers with views of the Bay!”
 of 5 bubbles Salamba, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
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