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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is great place for bird watching , whale watching and being with nature. You will see and hear Howler monkeys, Toucans, Scarlet Maccaws, monkeys etc., etc., etc. too much to mention. The rooms are basic and just know that since you are in wilderness critters will sometimes come in your room. Embrace this and look at it as a...

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

Thank you for visiting as at La Paloma Lodge and thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to know what we could do to improve to make your stay even better if you choose to visit us again in the future. Have a great 2014 :)

Toronto
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This place is exceptional in every way! The staff make it something special. Thanks Jess!!!! We travelled with out 12 year old son and 14 year old daughter. The Bug Lady night hike was a wonderful addition to our trip, don't miss her! The food was always fresh, plentiful and well presented. My husband and 12 year old son arranged...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive review of your stay with us here at La Paloma. Fresh ingredients for our meals (made easier by guests who bring back a good catch) and knowledgable, passionate guides are an important part of providing the basis for a memorable vacation here at in the Osa Peninsula at La Paloma Lodge. Having guests like yourselves stay...

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We booked our stay through Nature Tours. Upon arrival, the La Paloma had no record of our reservation! Nature Tours had not confirmed our reservation with the lodge. Susan, the owner, quickly began scrambling, and gave us her room for our first night; we were then transferred to our Sunset Rancho the following day. Other than this small snafu, our...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

All's well that ends well! While we do continually strive for perfection, we never believe that we have it and so we are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed the fish you brought back for us and look forward to your next stay here at La Paloma Lodge.

Laakirchen
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Perfect service, fantastic food, neat and clean cottages with great views over the rainforest to the ocean, amazingly educated guides, spectacular meeting with uncountable wild animals in the rain forest, the number one place to stay in Costa Rica

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Gert for your succinct review. What you have described is what we always aim to provide for all of our guests, here at La Paloma Lodge. We hope to see you here again in the future!

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at La Paloma! Every single aspect of our La Paloma experience was extraordinary. Every staff member was friendly, caring, and helpful. Jessica, our activities director and hostess, was there to meet our every need with a smile and always made sure that we knew where to be and what to bring. Randall,...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah for your positive review. It was a pleasure to have met you all and shared your time in the Osa Peninsula with you. We hope here at La Paloma that our seasoned guides will enhance our guests' visits. The family style dining allows fellow travelers to recount the days events and share experiences. We hope to see...

Upper Arlington, Ohio
Reviewed 2 December 2013

From the moment we arrived to the dock of La Paloma Lodge, the staff, accommodations, and scenery went far beyond any expectations that I had. Jessica was there to greet us with her warm smile and upbeat personality. There was fresh fruit and bread waiting for us upon our arrival, and my husband and I were able to drop our...

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Kari, Thank you for your encouragement. The vision here has always been to have our guests experience the incredible beauty of the jungle in a tranquil, comfortable setting. Hope to see you again, Jess

Reviewed 2 December 2013

I first visited La Paloma Lodge in 2006. My fiancée and now wife we're blown away by the beauty surrounding the lodge. The lodge itself is perched atop a hill overlooking the ocean where we would relax, eat fresh fruit and snacks, and enjoy the wildlife. Every morning/day we took an adventure and relaxed at the beach after. We loved...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back about your experiences with us at La Paloma. It makes us happy to hear that we have succeeded in providing a safe and comfortable environment to enjoy the unique wildlife in the Osa Peninsula and continue to strive to create the memories of a lifetime. We look forward to your next stay with us....

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 12 November 2013

My Wife and I just returned from a 5 day stay at La Paloma Lodge. I can't stop thinking about the experience and already want to plan another trip and take our 4 children. The Lodge and surroundings are paradise, the staff is friendly, and the food was excellent. My favorite part was the adventures we had each day taking...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Justin, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you and Kari stay with us and we truly look forward to having you back here with the rest of the family. Our aim is to always provide a safe and comfortable environment to enjoy the various eco-systems that the Osa Peninsula has to...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was our second stay at La Paloma and it is just magical. The setting on the Osa Peninsula is spectacular- we stayed in a beautiful bungalow with a view of the ocean and everywhere we went we were surrounded by wildlife. The food was delicious, served as all of the guests sit together and talk over the day's adventures....

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us at La Paloma Lodge. We aim to enhance what the Osa Peninsula has to offer, by providing freshly prepared meals and a high level of personalized service to all of those guests that visit us and will always go the extra mile when we can. We look forward to your next visit...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We were for the 3rd time in Costa Rica this year and 2nd time at La Paloma. We came the 2nd time to La Paloma Lodge this month after being a guest the first time in 2012. From the warm and professional service to cleanliness of the rooom, amazing food and ambiance, to the breathtaking views and omnipresent wildlife everything...

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Thank you so much for your account of your visits with us at La Paloma Lodge. We're glad to hear that everything went smoothly with your flight back to Canada. The Osa Peninsula is so diverse that it is possible to make multiple visits and enjoy a new experience each time. You have truly done that, embracing the community as...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: ₹ 18,787 - ₹ 23,484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Lodge 3*
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 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
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“All rooms are excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles LindaCJ5747EG, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“One story deluxe rancho with ocean view. We had the last unit, I think No. 7. Very quiet, nice deck.”
 of 5 bubbles Cartledge, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room number one has a great hammock!”
 of 5 bubbles anthonychant, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to do as much as you can .. Hiking, boat trips, horses.. it was amazing!!”
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 of 5 bubbles 172debw, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms for couples and separate lodges for larger groups.”
 of 5 bubbles Dennis195103, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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