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La Paloma Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled over Spring Break with 2 teenagers. We were so impressed with everything at La Paloma and would definitely like to return in the future. The activities were fun and well-organized, the food was GREAT, the cleanliness was IMPECCABLE, the staff were SUPERB! We enjoyed the pool everyday and enjoyed meeting fellow travelers during the activities and during the...

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England
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, the ambiance, the rooms, the service, the jungle, the short plane trip and quick boat ride... Such a fantastic location with plenty of activities to do in such a remote location. Multiple weeks here would not be a problem at all.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a small plane and a boat ride to get there, but well worth it. The staff was wonderful, and the food was amazing. Rooms are comfortable (and air conditioned), and you couldn't ask for a better spot near the beach and Corcovado National Park. It's a nature lover's dream.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been 20 years since my husband and I had been to Costa Rica. We loved it then and wanted to share it with our 17 year old son. We chose La Paloma Lodge based on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed there 18 years ago and raved about it. Secluded and unspoiled, the area around La...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best trip ever. Could not have expected such wonderful food, service,attention to detail. The excursions were so great. Can not say enough about our fabulous trip. The room was the best ever. Very comfortable beds. The open air shower was amazing. The howler monkeys came through several evenings, much to our delight. before they settled into a...

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

Dear Collette, It was such a pleasure having you here at La Paloma Lodge and thank you for this wonderful review. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to the front of house team and all the staff behind the scenes that made your visit with us so memorable. The Howler monkeys are the opening act, followed by...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge was comfortable, airy and elegant. The unspoiled location, the views and sunsets are spectacular. Food was excellent and the staff as well as the experienced guides went out of their way to look after us. Highlights included snorkeling at Cano Island, bird watching from the boat on the mangrove tour, watching monkeys on the suspension bridge and scarlet...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for this amazing review. We are thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy some of our resort facilities and appreciate you mentioning our restaurant menus and the friendliness of our staff. The peninsula is home to at least half of all species living in Costa Rica, and I am sure you were able to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this charming lodge in the middle of natural beauty. Everything about La Paloma was perfect- Beautiful setting, comfortable, great food, friendly and outgoing staff that served all of our needs. They fully accommodated us and set us up with outstanding excursions in the area. This is truly a First Class place and certainly one of the best,...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for this kind review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotels amenities and the beautiful sights of the area. La Paloma Lodge is at the end of the road (literally!) and only accessible by boat or by foot, surrounding the hotel with luscious rain forest and tall canopy's for all...

Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our 2 level rooms were gorgeous and very spacious! The rooms had A/C and it worked very well which is a must have for this area & time of year. We traveled from April 8-10, 2017. Our room had an ocean view and private balcony w/hammock. The bathrooms have open aired windows, so be sure to close the door and...

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

Dear Gina, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the lodge here on Trip Advisor. I will pass your compliments on to all the staff in front & behind the scenes that made your visit with us so memorable. They work hard to ensure our guests receive top-quality service so they are able to relax and...

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica many, many times. We typically visit places where we have not been before. This was our first trip to Drake Bay and La Paloma Lodge. It will NOT be our last. This is an absolutely wonderful lodge. The amazing staff, Jamaica, Jose Pablo, Jose, Hernan, Lily and all the other hard...

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

Dear Mickey & Ricky, We had so much fun hosting you while at La Paloma Lodge. You were the perfect fit for rustic elegance in the pristine rain forest which surrounds the hotel. The essence of a stay at La Paloma is about connecting with nature without leaving a negative impact. And of course, doing all of this "in style"....

Delhi, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2017

LaPaloma is a gem and an inspiration of how tourism and environmental conservation can work together to celebrate one of the most wonderful places in our world. The lodge is thoughtfully constructed with each bungalow and room surrounded by scenery that will amaze at every moment. It fills your senses -- the views -- both the micro and the macro...

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

Dear Janel, Thank you so much for your kind review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at La Paloma Lodge. Mike and Sue, the founders are such an inspiration to the entire community. They have created something absolutely remarkable in this amazing paradise at the end of the earth. A perfect blend of adventure, enjoyment and...

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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: $389 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
La Paloma 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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“Peaceful, jungle, ocean breeze in private rancheros.”
cam2yogi, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“The units all have wonderful rain forest views”
  • A room with a vie!
W8667UVmichaelh, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“They were all great!”
collette90511, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All have views; we selected one with air conditioning, although may not be needed”
Flyt210, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“none of the rooms have curtains. All have several windows for ocean views, so bring a night mask if you want to sleep in!!!”
  • the 1st floor of the 2story suite had 1 king and 1 twin bed
  • 1st floor
  • 2 story suite. This was the upstairs with a king bed
  • spiral staircase to the 2nd floor
  • king bed in 2nd floor
gina297, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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