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La Paloma Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Seattle, Washington, USA
Reviewed 12 February 2017

La Paloma Lodge is a fabulous destination for active adventurers. The accommodations are spacious and spotless, the public areas are lovely, the grounds are beautiful, and the staff are friendly and professional. Like the community of Drake Bay itself, many of the activities are either oriented toward the water or require a boat trip under the guidance of one of...

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

Dear Parker and Family, We had such a great time hosting you and want to thank you for leaving such a wonderful review here on TripAdvisor and I am glad you enjoyed your excursions. The main feature of Bahia Drake is Corcovado National Park hiking and Caño Island diving. This wildlife preserve at Corcovado occupies about a third of the...

Novato, California
Reviewed 11 February 2017

La Paloma Lodge is outstanding. The facilities are great from the rooms (separate lodges for bigger groups, to the dining area, to the glorious beach, to the activities. The staff is fantastic. On our arrival we had our own little table for lunch (lunch time was actually over but they still serve a delicious lunch) at we overlooked the ocean...

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

Dear Dennis, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed you stay with us. Communal dining has been a great success at La Paloma, our guests meet and mingle, discussing the different excursions and even making life long friends (who've returned to the hotel!). We do however understand that it is not for everyone and...

Ridgway, Colorado
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The surroundings in the main lodge space, which is also a dining and gathering area, is like being in the jungle with chairs! It is elegant in its simplicity. There are smooth rock trails throughout the jungle grounds it inhabits that allow you to get from place to...

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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 taking the time to share your experience of La Paloma Lodge. With all the luscious jungle surrounding us we wouldn't want our guests to miss out. We offer luxury in the jungle so that you can still enjoy your favorite cold beverage while watching monkeys, an array of birds fly by, or...

Ardsley, New York
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at La Paloma. The staff was fabulous and very welcoming as well as knowledgeable about the area. This was my second time to Drake Bay but definitely a step above the previous place I stayed. Marvelous meals , great service, a wonderful room with a view of the bay and birds and monkeys. We met...

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

Dear Carol, We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us at Paloma. We do our best to familiarize our staff with our guests to ensure a personalized and friendly stay. Additionally many of our guests forge friendships with each other during their stay and various excursions. If you return to Drake Bay we hope you...

Santa Monica
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I’ve been fortunate to travel to many places in the world and La Paloma is now one of my favorites. This place is exceptional, not only because it’s set in an extremely unique and beautiful place, but because of the warmth and sincerity of the staff and owner. The overall environment is simple and elegant, and lets the natural beauty...

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

Dear Valued Guest, It is always pleasant to here that you enjoyed Paloma especially in comparison to other parts of the world you've visited. We take extra strides to make all of our guests' stays completely unique and personalized. Our naturalist guides take their jobs very seriously and are very passionate about the flora and fauna in the Osa Peninsula,...

Bismarck, North Dakota
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was my first visit to La Paloma and Costa Rica with my family over Christmas, 2016. I worked out details and domestic travel through La Paloma's excellent English speaking agent based in San Jose. She and the lodge were able to handle all our arrangements, including transporting a person who joined us late. Nicole, the general manager, as well...

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

Dear Valued Guest, We do our best to provide a flexible schedule and various tours and are pleased to hear that you had a satisfactory stay with us! It's always special when we get to host families over the holidays. I even remember the rarity of the owl flying in for the dinner service and perching in the rafters. It...

Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Dear Felice, It is always very humbling to have return guests here at Paloma and we are especially grateful for your review and support. Our staff often remember returners and treat them as if they were old friends. We will pass on your praise to Randall and hope that at some point in the future we can host you for...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

Dear Valued Guest, Personalized service is something our staff take seriously to ensure that all of your needs are met and you can truly relax. We are very grateful for this thoughtful and generous review. Jose and Randall will be especially pleased that you enjoyed your excursions with them. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the outlets and we will...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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

Dear Mark, From all of the staff here at La Paloma we would like to thank you for your generous review. Many of our employees have worked with us for 10-20 years and have a deep respect for the area as well as the guests who come to take in the beauty Drake Bay has to offer. I will also...

Reviewed 9 January 2017 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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La_Paloma_Lodge, Guest Relations Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Giles, It's always a pleasure to hear that your family enjoyed their stay with us as we do our absolute best to accommodate a variety of guests! We certainly agree that to experience all the Osa Peninsula has to offer you should stay for more than three days and we are pleased you made the most of your stay...

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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: $373 - $467 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“Unit #3 had sweeping ocean views”
interterra, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas 6 and 7 were great! Near beach & away from the lodge for peace & quiet.”
TheHolcomb10, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had room #1....lovely and amazing views and sound of the surf!”
kathleenflood65, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Adk about ocean views vs obstructed views”
MDTraveler44, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
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