The perfect spot for a rainforest adventure. Getting there is half the fun. From landing at Drake Airport, the taxi ride through the river, to jumping into the boat between waves, to the cayman sunning by the landing dock, the adventure builds!
The staff awaiting our arrival were so gracious and enthusiastic that we hardly noticed the climb to the club house. The entire staff with whom we interacted during our four day stay were fabulous. All spoke English and praised our lame attempt tp communicate in Spanish. Our every need was immediately met with a smile.
The grounds are exquisite. The buildings are all nestled into the natural setting. Sitting on our balcony watching birds, butterflies and monkeys within arms reach was one of our favorite activities.
The food was delicious, plentiful and locally sourced. Each meal featured wholesome, healthy choices. The meals provided by the guides on our daily adventures were fantastic. Each guide demonstrated superb culinary skills at lunch time!
Every guide was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and committed to preserving the ecology which makes the region so special.
Some reasons why some folks might not love La Paloma are some of the things we treasured:
The place is very isolated.
You will want a flash light to find your way back to your room after dinner.
The beach is about a five-ten minute hike along a steep and somewhat uneven pathway through the forest. It is beautiful once you arrive but don't expect to find anyone serving cocktails to cabanas!
The pool is clean though small. Again, no swim up bar here.
The days start and end early. Most trips leave by 6:30 am so folks turned in early.
There are no TV's or phones in the rooms.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
- La Paloma Drake Bay
- La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay