La Paloma Lodge is seated on a remote island off Drake Bay, raised above the Pacific Ocean and peering onto Caño Island. The rooms and ranchos on this vast, spacious property are all carefully furnished, with select fabrics, color schemes, and textiles to create an aura of refined comfort and style. The lodge’s chefs are constantly outdoing themselves, with each morsel fresh and stimulating to the taste buds. The best beaches are a short boat trip away, though there is plenty of hiking, swimming, bird watching and wandering within the property and its surroundings.
La Paloma Lodge nests atop a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nearby Caño Island, in Costa Rica's isolated Drake Bay.
The resort is spread over 12 richly landscaped acres and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. We have planted hundreds of plants and trees that are not only lovely to see but also attract a variety of birds and wildlife.
Scarlet Macaws soar overhead, nesting nearby. Toucans can be heard calling each other from the depths of the rainforest. Hummingbirds feed on the brilliant heliconia. White faced monkeys lunch on ripe mangoes, and lizards bask in the sun. The sounds of the jungle surround you.
All of the rooms and ranchos at La Paloma are furnished with queen and single orthopedic beds, hot water showers provided by solar and propane heaters, and ceiling fans.
Each also boasts an artistically tiled private bath, expansive balconies with hammocks, varnished hardwood floors, and a breathtaking view of the Pacific.The Lodge faces west, the perfect direction to catch a magnificent sunset over Caño Island.
We are fortunate to be graced with the prevailing westerly trade winds, cooling the Lodge and allowing for ideal sleeping conditions. Our seven deluxe ranchos are spread out amongst lush vegetation maximizing privacy and seclusion. Each rancho is perched on points overlooking the vast Pacific; our open-air ranchos allow you to be lulled to sleep by the rhythm of the surf and awoken by the symphony of the rainforest.
Most people only dream of visiting a tropical paradise. At La Paloma Lodge it's right outside your doorstep. The locals have enjoyed these beaches quietly
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Our menus mostly consist of fresh fish, shrimp, chicken and occasionally beef. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. We serve plenty of fresh fruit at all meals along with homemade bread. Because Drake Bay is a remote area, meals are included with lodging-there are no restaurants nearby.
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park has been cited by National Geographic as "one of the most biologically intense places on earth" and our guided tours of the park are sure to prove them right.
Our bilingual resident guides are some of the best Costa Rica has to offer. They are well versed about local flora and fauna and everyone comes away from this tour with great tidbits and a working knowledge of the history of the area.
Corcovado National Park, also known as the Amazon of Costa Rica, spans over 100,000 acres of virgin and secondary rain forest. A 20 minute boat ride from the Lodge will land you at the northern entrance to the park. Trails begin along pristine beaches, wind through deep rain forest, and follow riverbeds to magnificent waterfalls and swimming holes. This is a full day tour including a picnic lunch, transportation to and from the Lodge, and a guide. Boas, scarlet macaws, reptiles, and several species of monkeys are creatures you might chance to see.
Currently we do not have any sample itineraries of custom tours to this destination.
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