La Paloma Lodge, Costa Rica
La Paloma Lodge near Drake Bay in Costa Rica is a wilderness retreat and a green oasis. The La Paloma Lodge has rancho-style accommodations perfect for those who wish to disconnect from schedules, routines, clocks and deadlines. Completely secluded, the nearest town is 25 minutes walking through lowland jungles and rivers. Paloma’s location is engulfed by generous gardens, wildlife, nature, and luxury in perfect harmony.
Rooms, Ranchos and Sunset Ranchos
La Paloma Lodge gives the option of rooms, ranchos and sunset ranches; each one has hardwood floors, orthopedic beds, and incredible views. Open rooms enhance the jungle experience and increase air circulation with help from ceiling fans. Their single and two story open ranchos are apt for groups or large families, the sunset ranches facing Caño Island are beautiful. La Paloma Lodge open air accommodations have porches and hammocks; they also come with an early morning tray of coffee knocking on your door.
Breakfast is served from 5:30 in the morning to 8:30 am and meals are served in a communal setting; their breakfast pineapple is delicious. During cocktail hour guests and new found friends share stories and get to know each other a little better. Maybe you will find some new ‘amigos’ to accompany you on one of the many tours available in Drake Bay!
La Paloma & Drake Bay Activities
The beach near La Paloma Lodge is desolate and gorgeous; its waters are usually calm and ideal for swimming. Local English speaking guides will lend you their keen vision and point out wildlife hiding behind the flora. The jungle walk from Paloma Lodge to Drake Bay is a 25-minute hike. Other hikes include a waterfall, river crocodiles, a night hike and a ladybug tour. Guests can visit mangroves on kayaks or horseback riding along the beach to great snorkeling spots. Off land, Paloma Lodge patrons can take a boat to Caño Island for awesome scuba diving, hikes, whales, and dolphins. Go sports fishing and catch sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dorado, and snappers.
Travel Notes to Paloma Lodge
Visitors to La Paloma Lodge are also visitors to one of Costa Rica’s most secluded natural wilderness areas. Seclusion has costs and limitations you should know about before arriving at Paloma Lodge. La Paloma Lodge lacks AC, phones or an extensive wine list, but their margaritas make up for the latter.
Upper-level floors have better air circulation and fewer bugs. Open air bathrooms may seem a bit odd for some; others will never enjoy showering indoors again. Keep your toothbrush away from windows thus away from monkeys. La Paloma Lodge has rocky trails and plenty of stairs to climb to get to your Rancho, the beach and the dining area. Bring your flashlight and bug spray; don’t forget to turn your lights off before leaving for dinner. Dining usually consists of two options; however, their food is fresh and tasty. Finally, before spending money on a scuba diving expedition, ask your guide about visibility. This is nature at its natural best!