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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Fabulous views, great bungalows, amazing grounds, fantastic food, wonderful service. The staff is always ready to do anything they can to make your stay better. The guides and the boat captains are all so friendly, and everyone speaks English and helped me with my broken Spanish. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. All these eco-lodges are pricey, but I think they deliver and they are worth every cent.

Room Tip: All the bungalows we saw are great.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We loved our stay at this lodge. All the activities were well organized and fabulous. We saw many different kinds of wildlife and the guides were all excellent. The warmth of the staff - particularly Nicole, Jessica, and Tebo - made our stay so comforting and delightful. My friend and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Annie4612
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a great experience a La Paloma. The night walk with the "bug lady" is not to be missed! The staff are all wonderful, pleasant, caring. The food is very good. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the birding guide. I had 2 different birding guides- one was excellent and the other was above average- if you are an avid birder, ask for Carlos. We would definitely go back here!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank luvtravel023
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We absolutely LOVED La Paloma! Our family of 4 (kids 8 and 9) was there for 4 nights and really didn't want to leave. The 2 story rancho gave us all room to spread out and it was really fun to sleep with all the jungle sounds. There is so much wildlife on the property - we saw lots of scarlet macaws, both white faced and howler monkeys, a big lizzard and tons of tiny ones, and more, right on the property. A sloth even hung out in the tree right in front of the restaurant for a whole day that we were there. We did their 3 major tours - Cano Is., mangroves, and Cordcovado (San Pedrillo) - all were great but Corcovado was our favorite. Randall is a great guide! The food was delicious and kid friendly. Chatting with the other guests at dinner was especially fun - even for my husband who usually doesn't like that sort of thing :) And the service was phenominal! Our every need was met (without it ever feeling intrusive as some hotels can seem) - thanks Nicole, Jessica, Tebs and everyone else. We will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank rsbeacon
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

LaPaloma is the real rainforest experience. The cabinas are open air- i.e. walls don't go all the way up. But that is part of the charm. We stayed as a family of 5 (3 very active kids) for 6 days/5 nights. The staff is super friendly, organized and accommodating. While there isn't "room service/AC/phones" that is part of the experience. Each day we would get up and do a different activity. We went to Sirena (the second, farther ranger station in Corcovado National Park) for a hike as saw too many items to list. We took the mangrove tour to Sierpe- delightful. We were able to see totally different critters. Finally, we did the a fishing charter and horseback riding. All unique and delightful experiences. My kids brought back fish they caught from the charter, and local river- all were prepared, frozen and stored for us until we left. Again- the level of care the staff took was amazing. We brought our computer/ipad then had a built TV, SKYPE, etc. Most days the kids came back and went straight to sleep anyway. My advice? Just tell Nicole or Jessica (great addition!!) what you need and they will do everything in their power to accommodate.

Room Tip: Room 1 or 3 sit on the bluff with full ocean views.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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