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TravelPod Member ReviewsTranquilo Lodge Drake Bay
What can I say about this incredible spot? From the first email correspondence, I could tell that this was going to be a great place to stay - the manager Mary, was always quick to respond to my many enquiries, whether they were about the lodge, Drake Bay, or Costa Rica, in general. Upon arrival at the airstrip, we were picked up the owner Herb, and Kimmie, who made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped off the plane, telling us that lunch was awaiting us back at the lodge, but would we first like to stop in town to pick up some drinks for later?
The food was excellent here, simply prepared but very well done - salads, pasta, stew, brilliantly-prepared red snapper that was caught only hours before, pineapple upside-down cake, cheesecake ... we are still dreaming of the food here! The lodge's infinity pool was the perfect place to relax after yet another early morning tour to Corcovado or Cano Island, and share stories with other travelers. A bonus of hanging around there was that snacks magically appeared - one day some pina coladas, and another day freshly-made delicious ceviche, made from a red snapper caught by a fellow guest earlier that day. We didn't want to leave but alas, the rest of Costa Rica was beckoning ...
Tip: We stayed in the more budget-friendly standard rooms overlooking the road, but still got to enjoy the same great food and views from the infinity pool that guests staying in the more luxurious private cabins did. The cabins looked to be a nice place for a splurge, if you are so inclined.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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