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La Paloma Lodge

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Gardnerville, Nevada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

our 2 level rooms were gorgeous and very spacious! The rooms had A/C and it worked very well which is a must have for this area & time of year. We traveled from April 8-10, 2017. Our room had an ocean view and private balcony w/hammock. The bathrooms have open aired windows, so be sure to close the door and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica many, many times. We typically visit places where we have not been before. This was our first trip to Drake Bay and La Paloma Lodge. It will NOT be our last. This is an absolutely wonderful lodge. The amazing staff, Jamaica, Jose Pablo, Jose, Hernan, Lily and all the other hard...

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Delhi, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LaPaloma is a gem and an inspiration of how tourism and environmental conservation can work together to celebrate one of the most wonderful places in our world. The lodge is thoughtfully constructed with each bungalow and room surrounded by scenery that will amaze at every moment. It fills your senses -- the views -- both the micro and the macro...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Paloma was ok. For the price we expected a bit more. The Drake Bay Area was beautiful and we loved the town! The tours we took while there were all amazing! We plan on going back to Drake Bay next year, but will be finding another resort to stay at.

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

Dear Marta, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at La Paloma. It was disappointing to read that your expectations of were not met. We appreciate any and all feed back, this helps us understand where we have failed and quickly find solutions. We want our guests to feel like they are getting value for money when...

Advance, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The OSA Peninsula is one of the more remote locations so it's the Perfect place to unplug and relax. The food was wonderful. The staff was great. Beautiful views. Lots of wild life. Very close to Corcovado National Park for hiking.

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

Dear Kristie, Unplug and relax is exactly what we want our clients to do while here at La Paloma. With such beautiful views and plenty of wildlife roaming all around us it makes for the perfect blend of excitement and adventure with time to unwind and de-stress. The main feature of Bahia Drake is Corcovado National Park hiking and Caño...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Osa Peninsula is, to me, the nicest part of CR. The area is remote which means that you are bound to see more wildlife here than in other busier places. Remoteness, however, comes with a price, the lodging is limited, the food needs to be brought in and things we take for granted like electricity and internet are in...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review of La Paloma. The Osa Peninsula and especially the Corcovado National Park is an obligatory stop for anybody looking for Costa Rica's best wildlife. We appreciate you mentioning the logistical difficulties we face on a daily basis, I am thrilled to hear that we succeeded in providing...

Towson, Maryland
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We just had a wonderful 6 night trip with two other families and our boys (ages 9 and 12). The resort is teeming with birds, monkeys, and animals of all sorts. The staff is equally amazing - they quickly learned our large group and were so helpful with dietary restrictions, food preferences (including for picky children), and suggestions for activities....

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for leaving this review here on TripAdvisor. I am so glad to hear that the whole family had fun. We a lucky to be located in such an amazing area that offers so many different adventures for people of all ages. Boogie boarding & kayaking and the pool (of course!) is a wonderful way to...

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary at Lapaloma Lodge with our two children and four grandkids (6-12 years old). Our experience couldn't have been better in all regards. Summed up by our 12-year-old grandson: "This was magical."

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

Dear Phillip, Thank you so much for your review, what a special treat to celebrate with family in this Pacific paradise! 50 years! Amazing. I am so happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed themselves. We hope to welcome you back again soon for more adventure and fun! Best regards, Jamaica

Advance, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Wonderful trip into Drake Bay to explore the Osa Peninsula. The staff here was extremely helpful & took care of every detail that we had. Extremely pleased with the staff, especially Pablo, who was attentive to our group. Everyone knew our room number, names, & what we would be drinking after the first day. It was country club level service...

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

Dear Valued Guest, It sounds like you and your wife were a perfect fit for the lodge and enjoyed the aspects that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and the wildlife in rustic elegance. Thank you for mentioning the staff by name, they work hard to assure that you have everything you need and love meeting new people from all...

Needham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stayed in cabin 3, the best view for the sunset, according to the staff and I believe it. Amazing. Every. Single. Night. And the waves...wow the Pacific is loud here. We heard monkeys on our roof too at night. The boat ride getting to the hotel had us excited before we even got to Drake Bay! We stayed three...

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

Dear Kimberly, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and feedback. Rancho 3 is amazing, one of my favorite and that is thanks to the view. Also that room has some great flora growing outside that attracts so many different kinds of animals like; monkeys (Howler, Spider, Capuchin), Scarlet Macaws, different species of hawks and of course...

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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: RM1,217 - RM1,521 (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
La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica/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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“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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