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La Paloma Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We just returned from 3 idyllic days at La Paloma. The location is breath taking - perched on a verdant hill overlooking the pacific. Our rancho was sparkling clean and well laid out for our family of 4 - my husband and me upstairs and our two grown boys downstairs. There were 2 bathrooms We all loved the hammock on...

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

Thank you for reviewing La Paloma Lodge. By using experienced guides we hope to further enhance our guests experience here in the Osa Peninsula. We would love to see you all again. Have a great 2014.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My wife and I honeymooned here and couldn't be happier with our choice. Got a recommendation from a friend and it was perfect. The staff thinks of everything you will need to be comfortable and happy. They offer to do helpful and nice things for you the whole time and make you feel very welcome. It's amazing that each person...

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

Thank you for choosing La Paloma for your honeymoon. We aim to make every guests experience unique. We hope you had a great new year and wish to see you here again in the future.

Palo Alto, CA
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My husband and I first stayed at La Paloma lodge in 1998 on a local's tip, and I can't believe how lucky we were to find this place. This past Christmas, we returned there with our two children, and found the place even better than we remember it. The accommodations have been meticulously maintained, and the hospitality, led by Welsh...

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

Happy New Year! Thank you for your review of La Paloma Lodge. It was delightful to have you return after so long and we look forward to seeing you sooner then in 15 years time! Have a great 2014 Jess

Fort Collins, Co
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We spent several days over the Christmas holidays at LaPaloma Lodge the past two years and absolutely loved it. The location is ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the rainforest and the abundant bird and wildlife. The staff at LaPaloma are all extremely friendly and accommodating. Jess, the onsite manager, makes it all look easy in her...

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

Thanks for your review of La Paloma Lodge. We are pleased to have now shared 2 Christmases with you and hope there will be more in the future! We look forward to seeing you again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 January 2014

This is the third time that my husband and I have stayed at this lodge in the past 14 years. The previous times we called a couple of days before and the folks there accommodated us. The second time we were there with our 4 month old grandson, they let us stay in the owner's residence because there was no...

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

We are glad that you had a great time. Thank you for the great review and have a great 2014!

NC
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is great place for bird watching , whale watching and being with nature. You will see and hear Howler monkeys, Toucans, Scarlet Maccaws, monkeys etc., etc., etc. too much to mention. The rooms are basic and just know that since you are in wilderness critters will sometimes come in your room. Embrace this and look at it as a...

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

Thank you for visiting as at La Paloma Lodge and thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to know what we could do to improve to make your stay even better if you choose to visit us again in the future. Have a great 2014 :)

Toronto
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This place is exceptional in every way! The staff make it something special. Thanks Jess!!!! We travelled with out 12 year old son and 14 year old daughter. The Bug Lady night hike was a wonderful addition to our trip, don't miss her! The food was always fresh, plentiful and well presented. My husband and 12 year old son arranged...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your positive review of your stay with us here at La Paloma. Fresh ingredients for our meals (made easier by guests who bring back a good catch) and knowledgable, passionate guides are an important part of providing the basis for a memorable vacation here at in the Osa Peninsula at La Paloma Lodge. Having guests like yourselves stay...

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We booked our stay through Nature Tours. Upon arrival, the La Paloma had no record of our reservation! Nature Tours had not confirmed our reservation with the lodge. Susan, the owner, quickly began scrambling, and gave us her room for our first night; we were then transferred to our Sunset Rancho the following day. Other than this small snafu, our...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

All's well that ends well! While we do continually strive for perfection, we never believe that we have it and so we are always looking for ways to improve the experience of our guests. We all thoroughly enjoyed the fish you brought back for us and look forward to your next stay here at La Paloma Lodge.

Laakirchen
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Perfect service, fantastic food, neat and clean cottages with great views over the rainforest to the ocean, amazingly educated guides, spectacular meeting with uncountable wild animals in the rain forest, the number one place to stay in Costa Rica

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Gert for your succinct review. What you have described is what we always aim to provide for all of our guests, here at La Paloma Lodge. We hope to see you here again in the future!

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at La Paloma! Every single aspect of our La Paloma experience was extraordinary. Every staff member was friendly, caring, and helpful. Jessica, our activities director and hostess, was there to meet our every need with a smile and always made sure that we knew where to be and what to bring. Randall,...

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lizzy06osa, Manager at La Paloma Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah for your positive review. It was a pleasure to have met you all and shared your time in the Osa Peninsula with you. We hope here at La Paloma that our seasoned guides will enhance our guests' visits. The family style dining allows fellow travelers to recount the days events and share experiences. We hope to see...

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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: RM1,218 - RM1,523 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Drake Bay
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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