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Poor Man's Paradise

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Property grounds
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
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Overview of Poor Man's Paradise

Poor Man's Paradise

2.5 star property
Drake Bay beach lodge with restaurant and bar/lounge

9,6/10 Exceptional

5 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Bahía Drake - Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Puntarenas, 50603
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Horse riding/rentals
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 6.4 miles/10.3 km
  • Puerto Jiménez (PJM) - 29.4 miles/47.2 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Choza - 18 min drive
  • Nature Cafe - 18 min drive

About this property

Poor Man's Paradise

A great choice for a stay in Drake Bay, Poor Man's Paradise features an airport shuttle. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy local cuisine at Poor Man's Paradise, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. The bar and local sightseeing get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Beach access
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


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


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Poor Man's Paradise - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Poor Man's Paradise offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Poor Man's Paradise does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Poor Man's Paradise?
As of 06 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Poor Man's Paradise on 07 December 2022 start from R2 958, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Poor Man's Paradise?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Poor Man's Paradise?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Poor Man's Paradise?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Poor Man's Paradise.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Poor Man's Paradise?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Poor Man's Paradise?
You can check in from 10 AM - 3:30 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
What is there to do at Poor Man's Paradise and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Poor Man's Paradise also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Poor Man's Paradise?
Yes, Poor Man's Paradise offers local cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include La Choza (5.6 mi) and Nature Cafe (5.7 mi).
What's the area around Poor Man's Paradise like?
Poor Man's Paradise is located near Playa Rincon, and a short 1-minute walk from Osa Peninsula.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Great location, locally owned and very good service. No hot water
manrique, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Joel, 4-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

remote and simple beautifull birds and oceas beautiful
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
PAMELA, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review