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Drift Away Eco Lodge

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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Avellanas
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Situated in a quiet town of Playa Avellanas, the Drift Away Eco Lodge offers a perfect setting to relax, unwind, and connect with nature. The lodge is located in close proximity to some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beaches known for great swimming and excellent surfing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Happy hour
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Conference facilities
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Angel Castellanos wrote a review Mar 2021
Pasadena, California4 contributions
This hotel is designed for travelers by travelers. It is comfortable, clean and comes with all of the amenities one needs. The beds are super comfortable and the rooms have a clean aesthetic with natural elements. The rooms also have keyless entry. Water bottles are provided for each room and there are water filling stations. The pool cleaning is done without harsh chemicals. There is no single use plastics throughout the property. The staff is kind, courteous and willing to help you. I loved engaging with them. The beach is literally across the street and I could hear the ocean from my room. I loved my stay and can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Use the free bikes to go to Kontiki bar or Lola's.
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Drift Away Eco Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks for staying with us and we appreciate you noticing our attention to sustainability and respect for nature. Yes, the sound of the ocean waves is soothing! Pura vida and visit us again!
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Ellen S wrote a review Feb 2021
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Today Google sent me my photos and notification that It’s been one year since we stayed at Drift Away Eco Loudge (February, 2020). What a restful time we had there. Thank god we had no idea about the madness of our nearest future. Quiet and peaceful place with modern clean facilities. Nice, open and very helpful Canadian managers. Beautiful Canadian couple - surprisingly creative young owners- Oksana and Max. They always work on one of their ideas. I admire people with new ideas willing to bring them to life. Gorgeous and always clean a swimming pool. Secluded beach which is just 3 minutes walking distance from the resort. No more than 10 minutes driving to a crowded surfing beach with a very good restaurant and bar. Famous French restaurant, who’s chef is former chef of Michelin restaurant in Paris., pizzeria where you can taste crunchy pizzas made from corn dough. Delicious. Try it. I sincerely hope that next year at this time I will be again at this lovely fairy place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Drift Away Eco Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks for this great review! Yes, what a year it has been. We are so glad you have such wonderful memories of your stay at Drift Away Eco-Lodge. Luckily we have survived the worst of the pandemic and are slowly welcoming guests from all over the world again! So please visit us again!
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Cinthya M wrote a review Sep 2020
Cartago, Costa Rica11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time here, even in the middle of a pandemic! Great rooms, nice pool, excelent breakfast and fantastic service. Really close to the beach and to nice restaurants. They take all the correct measures recomended for COVID prevention.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Oct 2020
Thank you Cinthya for this review. Yes, health and safety is important so we are happy you noticed. Thank you for visiting our eco-lodge and we hope you can return! Gracias and pura vida.
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Margaret wrote a review Jun 2020
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This is a tropical paradise! There is everything you need and more. Lisa and Paul are very helpful and accommodating, great hosts! The rooms are great and the beds are super comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and a good start to the day. They let the guests use the surf boards, boogie boards, and bikes which is a huge plus! We have stayed here twice now and plan on going back! The beach is a 5 minute walk and there are great restaurants close as well. Loved staying here and we’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Aug 2020
Sorry for the slow response, Margaret - thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and Alejandro and we hope you return. Good luck on the boat!
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A Sidenberg wrote a review Jun 2020
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This past February my gym brought a fitness group of 20 people down to Costa Rica to stay at DriftAway. From the first contact right up to the end of the trip and after I can honestly say I have never had such an enjoyable and personalized experiences ever. Lisa, Paul and the staff at DriftAway blew us all away from their welcome to the service, the food that was catered, the fresh squeezed juice from the trees each morning, the serenity of the resort, the surrounding restaurants and beaches....I really can't express how every little detail was truly thought of and wowed us on a daily basis. They do not advertise this but Paul is also a fantastic musician and if you have the opportunity to have him play for you it only makes the experience that much better. I will 1000% be going back and running this trip again and likely will visit on my own as well. Of all my trips I have had the opportunity to go on I can honestly say that this was by far the most memorable Thank you to everyone at DriftAway, I can't say enough good things about them!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: I saw all the rooms and truly you cannot go wrong!
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Response from ManagerDriftAway, Manager at Drift Away Eco Lodge
Responded 7 Jun 2020
Thanks for the great review, Aaron. You, John and your Basement Fitness group were awesome and we are so happy you had a great retreat. It was the first one in our brand new studio and so it is great to get such positive feedback. We hope you visit Costa Rica again and continue to spread the word about your perfect retreat at the Drift Away Eco-Lodge and Retreat Centre! Pura vida!
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PRICE RANGE
US$68 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindoPlaya Avellanas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drift Away Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (1.3 km) and Establo, Hacienda Pinilla (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Villa Deveena.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Drift Away Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Drift Away Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drift Away Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.