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“If you want a piece of Paradise, look no further”
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18 reviews
sit and enjoy the view from your private hill
your view from the front door
fish in the nearby river or in the surf in front of the house
take a whale/dolphin watching tour
the beach at low tide
your own kitchen to create and eat when you like
take a tour to Cano Island or to Corcovado National Park
enjoy the tropical colors
an intimate spot for a break with a spectacular ocean view out the window
main bed with pull out single underneath
a local visitor when the palm nuts are ripe
sit and read or just chill in paradise
rent a kayak and explore the rivers or ocean
another local visitor
hike the coast and explore the area
rent a horse and guide for an economical adventure
your vacation home in Drake Bay, private and on the beach!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Province of Puntarenas

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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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Roger W
Sedona
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you want a piece of Paradise, look no further”
Reviewed 18 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018
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My husband and I stayed at La joyita for three stress free, totally relaxing ,thoroughly enjoyable ,weeks .The ocean is on the doorstep the sounds of the ocean and the birds and the cicadas ....just beautiful.We challenge you not to shed all your worries and relax here .The cabina is beautifully built with a real hot water shower (no suicide shower here) .The kitchen is well stocked and the cabin is well aired with plenty of fans .We walked every day on the beach and ate well at the many very interesting restaurants in town.{Try the rum punch at Gringo Kurts,you will walk twice as far on the way home.)Alexis our host could not have been more helpful ,setting us up with some tours,(recommend the mangrove tour)and solving some flight problems for us .Drake Bay is a beautiful part of Costa Rica a little off the beaten path which is something we enjoy, if you do too, you will love it here .When lying in your hammock look for the Toucans in the tree at the front door the pelicans flying overhead and last but not least, have plenty of bread for Freddy the exotic looking, personality loaded, duck!!!

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Management Response
18 Feb 2018
Thanks so much for this glowing review!! I laughed out loud at your description of our neighborhood duck!! We appreciate kind, clean and considerate guests such as yourself and hope we have the opportunity to host you again someday!
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Nancy M
Ithaca, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Picture Perfect!”
Reviewed 17 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

My husband and I were so lucky to find this sweet beach house in Drake Bay to spend several nights. It is very comfortable, has an amazing view and a wonderful beach just down the steps. The bed is comfy with good lighting for reading, a nice kitchen & bath, and a wonderful porch with hammocks to watch the sunsets from. We didn't have a car but the 20-minute walk to town became part of our day (flashlight needed at night) and was very enjoyable.

Alexis was so helpful as she has spent many years in Drake and has a lot of invaluable knowledge about the area. She knows a lot of people and can set up any kind of tour that you'd like. We went snorkeling to Cano and skipped Corcovado to go on a more personal guided nature hike in the primary forest and that was wonderful. I recommend walking over to the other side of the bay and hiking on the beach trail-there's nice beaches and the views are staggering.

I'm missing it and hope to be back some day!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Feb 2018
Thanks so much for such a lovely and sweet review!! It was our pleasure to host you and your husband and show you a little bit of Drake Bay and its surrounding beauty. El Trillo de la Danta is a relatively new tour and we are very pleased that you were able to take advantage of this, and that you enjoyed it so. We hope to see you back some day too!! And thanks so much for my cool, recycled-bottle, reusable bag!!!
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Lauren C
1 review
“Wonderful, private beach front property”
Reviewed 4 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Our stay at La Joyita was perfect. From the time we started communicating with Alexis about booking she was so helpful and very responsive. Once we arrived, that didn't change, but she granted us privacy during the entirety of our stay. The cabina itself is private, comfortable and we loved being able to cook in the kitchen. Being right on the ocean was perfect and the sunsets were beautiful. We would definitely visit again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 May 2017
Thanks so much Lauren!! It was wonderful hosting you and Matt- thanks for appreciating our little piece of Drake Bay and leaving our cabina in such great shape!
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Chris W
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“La Joyita Indeed!!”
Reviewed 22 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Private paradise! I am having withdrawals after my stay at this wonderful spot. The Cabina itself is really stunning and just back enough behind mango trees and palms that you have privacy in the foliage yet can still hear the ocean, which is maybe 50 ft away. Alexis is very accommodating, knowledgeable and so helpful with questions/organizing any of the unreal adventures available to be had in Drake. Thank you Alexis and I will certainly be back!

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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thank YOU for such a nice review! The cabina is indeed stunning (we are pretty proud of it) and it's nice that you appreciate its thoughtful location. We are SO happy you were able to come see us a second time (during mango season no less) and we (as well as the rest of Drake Bay) eagerly await your third visit!
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Natasha S
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This place will make you fall in love with Costa Rica”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Myself and a friend stayed here for 5 nights in March and the whole place exceed every expectation. The grounds are stunning, every morning we woke and ran straight into the ocean off of a very quiet beach (we hardly ever saw anyone else) and watched macaws, pelicans and butterflies fly around day after day, it was beautiful. The area has everything you need and there are great local tours. We visited local waterfalls, swam in rivers through the jungle where we saw sloths and toucans, rode horses on the beach.. the whole experience was incredible. The cabina is beautifully designed, has everything you need and is finished with quality. This spot is the best location and nothing short of incredible.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thanks so much for the great review!! So happy you took advantage of our sweet swimming spot and appreciated the rurality of our spot. The River-Safari Tour by Naturaseekers is awesome and we are so pleased you were able to see so many cool things on your trip! Please come back and visit us again! The hammocks, sparsely populated beach, and wildlife await!!
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