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Poor Man's Paradise

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Overview of Poor Man's Paradise

Poor Man's Paradise

2.5 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Bahía Drake - Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Puntarenas, 50603

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPlaya Rincon1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Josecito Beach27 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya San Pedrillo39 min walk

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About this area

Drake Bay

Located in Drake Bay, Poor Man's Paradise is near the airport and near the beach. Local points of interest include Osa Peninsula, Playa Rincon, and San Josecito Beach. Kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the lodge's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Playa Rincon - 1 min walk
  • San Josecito Beach - 27 min walk
  • Playa Danta - 38 min walk
  • Playa San Pedrillo - 39 min walk


  • Poor Man's Paradise — 1 min walk
  • La Choza - 18 min drive

About this property

Poor Man's Paradise

Beach lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer ceiling fans and showers. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.
Poor Man's Paradise offers 15 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Horse riding/hire


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated

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Check-in from 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 1 PM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
All the guests need to arrive first to Sierpe (the hotel's office) to take the boat at 11 AM or 3 PM only.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Poor Man's Paradise Lodge Drake Bay
Poor Man's Paradise Lodge
Poor Man's Paradise Drake Bay
Poor Man's Paradise Lodge
Poor Man's Paradise Drake Bay
Poor Man's Paradise Lodge Drake Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 4 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Get Away to Paradise
We spent four nights at Poor Man's, including New Year's Eve. I was hoping to find a place where we could really get away from the world, and this was perfect. We didn't even make any plans ahead of time as far as tours or what to do, but by the time we left we had visited Corcovado, snorkeled on Cano Island, Canoed up the Rio Claro, and swam and relaxed at Playa Josecito. We saw many monkeys and macaws, dolphins and whales, while just hiking and boating on the way to destinations. Lying on the hammocks on the Playa Rincon beach every evening watching the perfect sunsets, with a drink from the hotel bar, was unforgettable. The owners talked to us every morning at breakfast and every night at dinner to be sure that we were being taken care of and that our days were filled with relaxation and adventure. This is definitely a place we would return to.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
remote and simple beautifull birds and oceas beautiful
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
See the REAL Costa Rica, no shoes, no worries
Fabulously remote and romantic spot full of monkeys, wildlife, thundering surf, scarlet macaws, iguanas and all sorts of flora and fauna that you can't even imagine. This is a very rustic, family operated set of cabins, a bar and a restaurant that serves decent food with a great attitude and go above and beyond to be helpful. This is not a spot for you if you need a high end resort. No TVs, Internet, or hot showers. But... If you need that then you are in the wrong place and it's your loss. Travel an hour and a half by water taxi, kick off your shoes and kick back.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is why I come to Costa Rica.
Relaxing bungalow near the beach with good food and drinks. There are a lot of excursions to take right from the hotel and the beach here is great for relaxing during down time.