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Tranquilo Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Drake Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I had been staying at tranquilo lodge when it went under its old name and when under old ownership.
It was always the best stop off before hitting the rain forest of Corcovado N.P.
I was a bit anxious to see what changes their would be, and after just spending 4 nights there am happy to report it is better than ever, and better than I imagined. it is clean, cozy, and comfie. The new owner and management did everything they could to see that I was comfortable, fed well and happy. They even got up early enough to have my breakfast ready by 4:45 A.M. as I had to leave for the jungle by boat early enough to get to the park and see the morning critters of which there were many! Thought about only giving 4 stars so no one is mislead - this is not a 5 star resort - this is a great comfie B.and B. style place that offers ocean views, good comfort, home cooked meals, tour planning, deep sea fishing, and so on, and not for a vast amount of dough. If you are headed to Corcovado via drake bay - you will be happy with a stay at Tranquilo lodge!

Room Tip: Spend the xtra money and get an ocean view room! They are building a few more as well!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had a great time at Tranquilo Lodge. All the staff, Mary, Jimmy, Herb, Hugo, Alonzo and Raphael were all very friendly and accommodating and the meals were excellent. We went scuba diving and fishing. Everyone we met were friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Tranquilo Lodge and will return as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Stayed at Tranquilo Lodge for 2 days, 4/9-4/10…..Had an absolutely fabulous time. The staff was excellent and accommodating….we were cordially greeted by Mary and Jimmy along with Herb. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the meals were excellent……thanks chef Raphael!!!! We went diving at Cano Island and saw many types of sea life, including sharks, turtles, lobster, and man-0-rays. We also fished and experienced whales, flying fish, dolphins, a water-spout!, …….and caught a huge 45# red snapper, yellow-tailed tuna, and a bonita fish. Thanks Captain Hugo and Alonzo for another awesome time! We highly recommend Tranquilo Lodge and would definitely return!

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank atin
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We (two adults, 3.5 years old child) spend four memorable nights at the tranquilo lodge. We stayed at room no. 8 which has superb views of the bay and the jungle. Lying on the hammock between the sky and the ocean on listening to all of the birds is divine. Mary, the lodge manager, is a gem. She is extremely helpful and accommodated all of our needs and requests. The food is homemade and simply gorgeous. This is the best food we had in Costa-Rica. The lodge is five minutes from the ocean, with a nice beach, which is particularly suitable for children. The new owners has plans to expand the place and build a new swimming pool and a bar, as well as new rooms.
For some reason, for most of our visit, we were the only guests. While this is excellent for couples, and Mary's son fulfilled all of our son's social needs, this can feel a bit secluded, as it is 30 minutes walk from the village center.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Orr R
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

My Wife and I stayed at Tranquilo Lodge for ten days and were not disappointed! If only for the food, the trip would have been delightful. Herb, one of the new owners, and his wonderful staff catered to our every need. All of the employees were very courteous and helpful, always trying to please!

Tranquilo Lodge offers excursions such as guided fishing trips in which we took advantage of.
We went fishing on two different occasions catching black marlin, sailfish, snapper, and numerous dorado. The staff then cleaned and cooked the fish while distributing our extra catch to the locals; again, showing the true spirit of the Costa Rican culture.

In such a laid back atmosphere, we really had time to reflect on the beauty and serenity of what Drake Bay has to offer. We are already planning our next visit and would recommend Tranquilo Lodge to everyone. Thanks again to Herb and staff for making our stay a most enjoyable one!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

we spent 3 memorable nights here. we had a simple but charming room with a balcony equipped with a hammock and fabulous view of the ocean (our 4-year-old told me today she misses the beautiful sunsets) - tranquil paradise! this was a great experience from the start - the boat trip and beach landing were an adventure for us all, especially the kids. the meals were scrumptious, with treats like Mary's freshly squeezed orange juice and iced tea and Raphael's cheese and choc brownies and the best freshest fish ever! the atmosphere was great and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. they hooked us up with Erik, who was a super guide with tons of knowledge. Drake Bay and Corcovado were one of the highlights of our vacation!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Tranquilo Lodge in Drake Bay, Costa Rica for three nights. Owners Herb and Dixie treated us like family. We felt spoiled, and had a great time. Meals were excellent, rooms clean and air conditioned, and the view of the bay is amazing. This place is a little piece of paradise. Loved every minute of it. Thanks Herb, Dixie, and the great cooks.

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Additional Information about Tranquilo Lodge

Address: 100 Meters North of Pirate Cove, Drake Bay, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Ojala)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Drake Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Drake Bay
Price Range: £40 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Tranquilo Lodge Costa Rica/Drake Bay

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