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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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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We have visited La Paloma 4 times and the facilities are as wonderful as the other reviews indicate. So my review will be limited to the events of a recent day at La Paloma.It was to be our last day for this visit and we had not decided what we would do so we asked Jessica if we could go...

1Thank Eugene S
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 March 2013

La Paloma is by far the best place to stay while visiting the magical Drake Bay. The lodge has a great view, friendly staff, and a warm comfortable atmosphere. You will want to make sure you remember to go explore the surrounding area, given the Osa Peninsula is the 3rd most bio-diverse place on Earth, but will already be nestled...

Thank Steve666666
Reviewed 2 March 2013

My husband and I spend the winters in southern Costa Rica and have been to the Osa peninsula several times. La Paloma is our hands down favorite lodge. The staff is extremely gracious and helpful, the guides extraordinarily knowledgable and the facility a beautiful blend of elegance and jungle living. We were traveling with my elderly father and everyone was...

Thank jwillis
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We just spent six nights at La Paloma in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. It is an eco lodge set in the jungle and built overlooking the Pacific Ocean just outside the tiny hamlet of Drake Bay. To get there from San Jose requires an hour flight to Drake Bay (we flew on Nature Air and had wonderful flights...

Thank canadaweb
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This place was an answered prayer. I practically work 24/7, and my wife was hounding me to take her on a great getwaway. We had heard of la Paloma from one of our friends who travels to Costa Rica often. It met every expectation of getting away from it all. We had such a relaxing wonderful time. I gotta say,...

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 27 February 2013

This place is very remote and beautiful, We had an amazing time - it was one of my favorite vacations. Pros: - employees are wonderful. Everybody was nice and helpful. It reminded me of summer camp (in a good way). They told us the best time of day to go kayaking, to the beach, snack time, etc. - it is...

Thank Zambo33
Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed 4 nights at La Paloma with our adult daughter, and thought we were in Paradise. The setting is superb, on a bluff overlooking the ocean with beautiful tropical gardens all around you. The cabins are "luxury rustic", well-appointed and equipped, with panoramic views. The staff is wonderful--very friendly (learned our names immediately) and helpful. The food is very...

Thank ccdoerr
San Jose, California
Reviewed 11 February 2013

I loved my week at la Paloma. The view was beautiful, the staff was excellent, and the wildlife was abundant. I recommend this to anyone. I loved the Corcovado Sirena trip, and the snorkeling was quite beautiful. There were thousands of fish.

Thank susan E
St. Augustine
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This is such a beautiful place! I can't say enough about this experience. The surroundings are pristine. All of our adventures were wonderful. I would say the mangrove tour and scuba diving were my favorite. The staff were very accomidating. The rooms were wonderful and I loved the monkies sneaking in. Just hide your valuables from them!

1Thank StAugGator
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The Osa Peninsula is an amazing place and La Paloma is the ideal way to experience it. The lodge fits in with the surroundings perfectly, providing spacious cabins with beautiful views of the jungle, the ocean, and the diverse wildlife of the area which can often be seen right outside your doors and windows. The staff is friendly and treats...

1Thank Eliot P

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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
  • Free Internet
  • 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 - $466 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“All rooms are excellent!”
LindaCJ5747EG, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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