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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

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Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

We've been trying between Drake Bay Wilderness Resort all-inclusive package or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge, with great room rate and pricier tours and cost of extra meals from local restaurants. Price-wise, its almost a wash. Both get great reviews and look good on the 'net. Differences - we could hire driver from SJ to Tiki Villas (I hate small airplanes), but would have to fly to get to Drake Bay WR, if appears. Going in early May, so at least benefit from green season rates. Anybody have any opinions? Or suggestions for comparable accomodations (not La Paloma - much more costly, although probably the best). Much Appreciated.

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21. Re: Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

I cannot remember if there was an outside grill but I would feel safe to say that Thomas has that answer. The rooms all have a Refridgerater, a small stove as well as a sink with a variety of dishes.....Ceviche on the deck at Tiki Villas is a good thing......

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22. Re: Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

Well, after all this, maybe we'll go to Belize (joking). TA is the best site for travel information and unites those of us who love to explore the world. Peace!!

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23. Re: Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

Actually, TA is more a developed country website, the LP Thorntree is more for developing and off the beaten path countries that yet to blossom.

A lot more folks on the LP Thorntree take local transport, stay in more budget/hostel and authentic lodging.

LP Thorntree users buy a guidebook, then use the forum for the more detailed and hard to find answers. Where as here, its the opposite, people hire drivers, stay in resorts and rely on tours for discovering the countries offerings. But it varies by region of the world, EU and Asia are two very different forums on the TA.

Edited: 05 January 2013, 01:12
24. Re: Drake Bay Wilderness Resort or Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge

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