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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to La Paloma was just as exciting as the first. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. The grounds are lush with tropical flowers, birds, monkeys, frogs, and insects. Our rancho overlooked Drake Bay beyond the forest below. Randall is a topnotch guide who directs mangrove tours and hikes in Corcovado N.P. with passion and knowledge.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a place to stay in Drake Bay. I couldn't say enough positive things about it. The staff led by Nicole and Jamaica were awesome. Pablo and Tim were great. They bent over backwards to learn all our names (we were a family of 5 adults) and we spent 3 nights there. Every member of the staff fulfilled our...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two families joined together and traveled Costa Rica, first stop was the La Paloma Lodge. A wonderful setting can be clearly seen in the photos, what is impossible to show online is the true warmth and service nature of the staff, virtually everyone was genuinely nice, service with a smile goes a long way, but service with a genuine smile...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our family vacation at La Paloma. The hospitality is so good that is feels relaxed and effortless. We stayed five nights which allowed for some down time and a true vacation. For the effort that it takes to get here (12-passenger commuter plane and a boat ride which is the primary mode of transport around La Paloma), staying...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Above average on service so friendly and beautiful location but when it came to the food.things were over cooked tough to eat or just ok! all the drinks we ordered were hard to drink very inconsistent they would've received all stars except for this Thy need to hire a cook and have all staff trained on how to make drinks...

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Erpe, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of rain, but we forgot because of the nice accomodation and friendly staff. We will come back. We van highly recommand the tours. We missed the parc because of the the hurricane, we need to return. :-)

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I absolutely loved my four nights at La Paloma! It was pretty quiet upon my arrival, as it was only just the very beginning of the dry season, so I mostly had the place to myself. Jamaica and the staff were warm, available, and absolutely committed to me having the best possible time I could have. Meals were prepared with...

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Eagle, Idaho
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vero! It was an absolute pleasure hosting Wil and yourself. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are very lucky to have such a great team, willing and eager to help and learn along the way, thank you for commenting, they were very happy to read this review. The Osa Peninsula and especially the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 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...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing you experience of La Paloma here on TripAdvisor. We had so much fun getting to know you two. It is always fun to see guests make friends with the other guests. How great that there were children the same age as your daughter! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour into...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: $399 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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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“Sunset Rancho overlooks the ocean and is nice and quiet. Beautiful 2 story Rancho.”
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“We flew in from San Jose and did a road trip back. Best of both worlds.”
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