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Eagle, Idaho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Paloma Lodge in Drake Bay on the Osa Pennisula is a fantastic get away to experience Costa Rica at your own pace. We spent our Honeymoon there and could not have picked a better place. It was relaxing, well maintained, staff was outstanding, and offered both the adventurous tours as well as time to relax. We were there at... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, wonderful place, best located in Bahia Drake. Plenty of different excursions leaving from the lodge. Very kind, nice, polite staff, helping you with every single question. Professional guides! Pick nick is an understatement for a huge, good, exquisite lunch! Wonderful view: rainforest and Pacific Ocean beautiful combined! A must in Costa Rica!!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

La Paloma Lodge was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. My 8 year old daughter and I loved every minute. It's an adventure getting there (by boat or plane, both exciting). We felt like we were on a true adventure, in the rain forest, surrounded by macaws and monkeys. From the minute we arrived, we were made to... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Mere words hardly describe the beauty of the land and people in Drake Bay. La Paloma exemplifies this in their staff and grounds. Tours are abundant and would recommend mangrove, Corcovado reserve, and there is a very long beach hike from the hotel that is fantastic! You won't be disappointed, nor will you want to leave. Thank you Nicole, Jose,... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
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1 review
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I and our 4 adult children booked a 5 day/4 night stay at La Paloma Lodge. We absolutely loved our time here!! The rooms were fabulous with a spectacular view of the ocean, the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Jamaica and Jose were very organized regarding our tours and our tour guides were very accommodating... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Adventures at La Paloma last month were over the top excellent. Our family included a three year old with his Mama, Papa and grandparents. The kind and knowledgeable staff was organized, thoughtful, available but not the least intrusive. We hiked, snorkeled, scuba dived, bug watched, played on the beach, kayaked and on and on. Folks at La Paloma helped with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent 5 nights at La Paloma lodge and I already want to go back. Before arriving we thought we would have 2 relaxing days and 2 days with activities. Upon arriving we discovered that we didn't want to miss the mangroves or a second hike so we filled the first part of everyday with an activity. Everything we did... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I know that's bad for the monkey (in fact, there are pages in the hotel book explaining all the reasons not to feed the monkeys, but they are tricksy and very quick), but that's just one example of how close you get to the animals of Drake Bay when you stay at gorgeous La Paloma. The grounds are heavily planted... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We just finished staying five nights at La Paloma. This was our second trip to Drake Bay. Previous visit we stayed at Copa De Arbol and were booked to stay there again but they had to close unexpectetly (notifying us only 4 weeks before our trip). They helped us re book at La Paloma. While I was not pleased about... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This lodge came highly recommended as a remote, 5 star lodge deep in the rainforest. The adventure getting to the lodge was amazing, and once there the lodge still exceeded our expectations. The food was first class and the service was fantastic and the adventures were exhilarating! Two of the concierge, Jamaica and Jose, the morning hostess Jessica, and the... More 

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

Dear Dennis and Anna, It was such a pleasure getting to know you during your stay at La Paloma. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in Drake Bay exploring Corcovado and Searching for Dolphins and whales. We work hard to create all the "creature comforts" that make the La Paloma Lodge experience as comfortable as possible for... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Price Range: ₹ 19,151 - ₹ 23,938 (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 Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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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“Sunset Rancho overlooks the ocean and is nice and quiet. Beautiful 2 story Rancho.”
 of 5 bubbles DSPEEGLE, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We flew in from San Jose and did a road trip back. Best of both worlds.”
 of 5 bubbles DonAwe, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“if you can swing it the sunset ranchos have great biews”
 of 5 bubbles 21katiet, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Two-story sunset ranchos have spectacular views, including into the nearby trees at monkey height!”
 of 5 bubbles Laene, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Sunset Ranchos have magnificent views.”
 of 5 bubbles Y7625QAjonathanc, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
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