This place was paradise for us. The setting is beautiful, with so much wildlife on the doorstep. We opted for a 3 night deluxe package including flights from San Jose, I won't say too much about the lodge as I don't want to spoil it if you are going here, but let me just say you will not be disappointed. This place really made me think about how damaging a lot of the things that we do to the planet really are and really brought home the need to help preserve what is left for future generations of people and animals. All the trips were incredible (Corcovado and Cano Island, also the night tour) and the reason people make the journey here is for the wildlife, so expect to get up early and go to sleep early and don't be afraid of the bugs (the cabins do not have windows). For us, this made the experience, but for others looking for 'margaritas and swimming pools' as one wildlife guide said, this is not the place. The staff were amazing and the guides exceptionally knowledgeable. This area needs to be preserved and numbers of visitors limited to continue to be the haven for the exceptional wildlife that it is today. I really hope that the area does not become more developed. What Paloma Lodge has achieved sets the standard for all of others and perfectly compliments this incredible part of Costa Rica.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Paloma Hotel Drake Bay
- La Paloma Drake Bay
- La Paloma Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay