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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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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 24 March 2014

La Paloma Lodge is a paradise for anyone who loves all things nature. The grounds are beautiful and draw all kinds of birds, insects, and animals. It is an amazing place. It is best for those who are active and adventuresome. The staff was the best. They are so helpful and friendly. They have great guides for day and night...

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

We appreciate your recent review of La Paloma Lodge. We use knowledgable, local guides to enhance the experience out here at La Paloma Lodge as well as aiming to provide a safe and comfortable setting in which to enjoy the surroundings. We hope to see you again in the future.

Barrington, Rhode Island
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I have never written a review before, altho i refer to the comments always when travelling. Having done numerous family trips, this definitely rates as one of the best for a combination of adventure, wildlife and comfort. Just wish it was not such a long trip to get there. Everything was top notch and we will definitely be back -...

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

We're so glad that you found us to be the right balance between adventure, wildlife and comfort. It is the combination that we aim to achieve here at La Paloma Lodge. We look forward to your next week long visit and to trying some new vegan recipes! Jess

Denver, CO
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We had a great time in Drake Bay. The Corcovado National Park was inspiring. We saw more exotic animals there than we have seen anywhere including sloths, howlers, spider monkeys, etc. our guide, Randall, was very knowledgeable (Ohio State Graduate). The snorkeling at Cano Island was good for fish, but does not have the diversity of coral formations that you...

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

Hi Stephen, We're glad you enjoyed the diversity that surrounds La Paloma Lodge. We hope to see you again!

Seattle
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I have traveled all over the world and stayed at many wonderful places, but this is one of the top 5. This is truly an amazing lodge in an amazing place run by amazing people. Jess has to be one of the most welcoming hosts ever and she's clearly hired the most interesting and unique staff. From the minute we...

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

Dear Cathryn, Thanks for your comments with regards to your stay with us here at La Paloma Lodge. It was truly a pleasure to meet you both (and hear another Scottish song). The sloth is still making an appearance from time to time and hopefully will do so again when you return to visit us!

Reviewed 10 March 2014

My husband and I just returned from 5 nights at La Paloma Lodge. We had a wonderful time with some wonderful people. Our decision was made by what I had read on TripAdvisor, so I thought it would be good to add some additional thoughts perhaps not covered by others. As you may know, La Paloma Lodge is very isolated...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review of La Paloma Lodge. We do our best to create a comfortable 'Garden of Eden' in which to enjoy all of the natural treasures that there are to enjoy here in the Osa Peninsula! We hope to see you again sometime!

Lemont, Illinois
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Getting here was a bit of an adventure itself. The hike up the hill from the boat dock was somewhat intense, perhaps because we were not expecting it. Staff did make golf carts available in subsequent trips and a few of us did take advantage of those. Also, there is another hike at the opposite end to get to the...

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

Thank you for your review as well as the beautiful pictures you posted of your stay with us at La Paloma Lodge. It was a pleasure to share your birthday with you (and birthday cake) and we hope to see you again in the future! Jess

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 March 2014

First, you board a small boat at a muddy beach. Next, you take a short ride into a canal that reminded me of something out of "Apocalypse Now". Then, you take a 1/4 mile hike up a fairly steep grade. Finally, you're at the lodge. I report all this, not to berate the lodge, but to allay any fears one...

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

Thank you for your review of La Paloma Lodge. The adventurous arrival for many is all part of the jungle adventure. We are aware that the hill, especially upon arrival can be a little daunting, and to that end we always make the golf cart available. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you continued...

Paradise, California
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My husband, teen-aged son, and I stayed at La Paloma Lodge in 2006 and had a magical experience. This year my husband and I had the opportunity to return and I was worried that my previous experience had become so overblown in my mind that I would be disappointed on the return visit. Not so! La Paloma is every bit...

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

I'm so glad to read that we re-met your expectaions after the gap between your first and second visit (and hopefully there will be more to come.) Our aim is always as, you so nicely put it, " to hit the balance of providing comfort while introducing patrons to the natural world.." It was a pleasure to have met you...

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 24 February 2014

January, 2014 I re-visited La Paloma Lodge in later 2013 for my fourth time. Again, I experienced La Paloma's attentively polite staff, spectacular ocean views, flavorful meals, tastefully designed ranchos, and pleasant atmosphere. With staff and lodgings as a comfortable backdrop, I was able to observe this: When people from diverse backgrounds share exciting day trips on the ocean and...

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

It's always a pleasure when we have you visit! Aside from the trap door spiders, one of things I love most about the Bug Lady is that there is always something different to see on the tour. We look forward to seeing you again. Jess

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Can't say enough positive things about this Eco-lodge. Amazing service, location, activities and meals. The coziness of this lodge makes you feel like you are in the comfort of your own home. They went above and beyond to accommodate my dietary restrictions. We met the most amazing people from all over the world, which enriched our experience 10 fold. When...

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

Thank you for your recent review of La Paloma Lodge. We always strive to meet individual needs, including dietary restrictions. I am delighted to read that we achieved the family-feeling that we aim to provide. We look forward to seeing you again some day. Jess

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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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: $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 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 On the Beach 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”
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“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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