Welcome To Drift Away Lodge

Forget About Everything

A Costarican Oasis Where You Can Unwind And Connect With Nature

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Traveler's Choice 2020

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Drift Away Lodge in Playa Lagartillo, Guanacaste

Playa Lagartillo, Costa Rica

The Drift Away Lodge, located in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica, is always a great place to spend enjoyable vacations.

People who visit the Drift Away Lodge, our hotel in Guanacaste Playa Lagartillo, indulge themselves in different activities like swimming, diving, fishing or sailing. Also, we are in an epic surfing spot.

Relax, unwind, & drift away at our Playa Lagartillo hotel

Located in the quiet and small town of Playa Avellanas, the Drift Away Lodge is a relaxing refuge where you can calm down and bond with nature.

Our hotel in Guanacaste lodge always satisfies tourists. That is because its close location to some of Guanacaste’s most charming beaches famous for their splendid swimming and fascinating surfing.

Accommodation possibilities comprise 8 rooms and 4 private villas. They are appropriate for couples, short and large families, and friends visiting Costa Rica together.

Rooms, villas, and common areas are maintained and serviced to the highest standards. At our hotel in Guanacaste Playa Avellanas, your health is our top priority.

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Rooms at the Drift Away Lodge | The best hotel in Guanacaste lodge

The Drift Away Lodge offers 2 twin rooms, 2 queen rooms, 4 deluxe king rooms, 4 private villas. All our rooms are outfitted with luxurious beds and locally made wooden furniture. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, hot showers, and are accented with touches of handmade driftwood decor. Rooms are maintained and serviced daily to the highest standards.

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King Room

25m² – Pool view – Non-smoking – Tea/Coffee Maker – Free toiletries – Mini Bar – Alarm Clock – Cots Available

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Queen Room

20m² – Garden view – Non-smoking – Tea/Coffee Maker – Mini Bar – Alarm Clock – Hairdryer – Cots Available

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Twin Room

20m² – Garden view – Non-smoking – Tea/Coffee Maker – Mini Bar – Alarm Clock – Hairdryer – Cots Available

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Two Bedroom Villa

55m² – Various views – Non-smoking – Fridge – Smart TV – Tea/Coffee Maker – Housekeeping – Alarm Clock – Ceiling fans – Cots Available

Open Bar & Restaurant

Our open-air bar is the perfect spot to grab a drink or a snack throughout the day. Our menu features a wide selection of smoothies, teas, and coffees, as well as locally brewed craft beers, kombuchas, and iced teas.

Start your day at our open-air breakfast bar where our appetizing locally sourced breakfast is served daily from 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The space is breezy and cool, even in the heat of the day. It stays open until late in the evening.

Enjoy a mix of international and local food, made with the freshest ingredients in our open restaurant. Bar & restaurant opening hours: 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM

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We offer you the possibility to enjoy playful days and peaceful nights, seasoned with the following activities:

  • Special tomcar tours  ◁
  • Surfing  ◁
  • Yoga & wellness  ◁
  • Horseback riding  ◁
  • Zip-lining  ◁
  • Turtle watching  ◁

#New Adventures

Now you can find our Exclusive Tomcars For Rental. Take your ride to the next level!

Swimming Pool

Chill in our beautiful pool, a favorite feature of the lodge. Guests love hanging out by the pool with a coconut in hand and enjoying its cool waters on a hot day. Families and kids in particular love our kid-friendly shallow end! There is plenty of space for social distancing.

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They love us & you surely will Too

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Radnor, Pennsylvania

Hidden Gem


“You know your in a good spot when you hear your teenager mumble to himself “this is a cool spot”. After arriving during a long day of travel, we were greeted by the delightful hotel manager Maria. She could not of been more accommodating by keeping the kitchen open after getting lost from the airport (that is another story). If you want to stay away from the tourists and have a more authentic experience, this is the spot for you. The villas are equipped with everything you need.”

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New York, New York

Paradise in Costa Rica


“We had the whole resort to ourselves for a family wedding, and we had the BEST time!! The staff bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. The food was truly delicious — SO fresh, all organic and locally sourced. I wish I could get such good food in New York City, where I live!! The ocean is a 5-minute walk down the (not at all steep) path.”

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Elizabeth, Colorado

Hidden Gem


“A friend of ours stayed and Driftaway February 2021. He raved about the property. We booked a week stay in June 2021 with a meetup with our friend at the resort. Very, Very nice. People are so friendly. We needed peace and relaxation and that’s what we received! Nice pool and away from the busyness! We would highly recommend this resort!”

Location of our Playa Lagartillo hotel

Located in the beautiful and pacific town of Playa Avellanas, our hotel in Guanacaste provides you a marvelous spot to relax that creates a special connection with nature.

Our hotel in Guanacaste lodge is located near the best beaches in the region, recommended for excellent swimming and superb surfing options. Come to the Drift Away Lodge and enjoy the most marvelous and entertaining vacations in your life.

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The closest airport to the resort is Liberia (airport code LIR) and is 1.5 hours away. A number of airlines offer direct routes to Liberia airport from key travel hubs in USA, Canada, and Central America.

We are located in a beautiful beach neighborhood surrounded by some of Costa Rica’s best swimming and surfing beaches. The closest beach to the property, Playa Lagartillo, is only 200m away and offers a perfect setting for swimming. Playa Avellanas, a great swimming and surfing beach, is just 1.3km away and Playa Negra, an excellent surfing beach, is 2.5km away.

Your health and wellness is our number one priority. Medical care in Costa Rica is modern and affordable. There are public and private hospitals nearby that can treat illness and injury, including COVID-19. Our staff can help anyone who is ill access Costa Rica’s excellent health care facilities. Travel health insurance is now mandatory for tourists entering Costa Rica.

Our property is located 40 mins. away from Tamarindo, the biggest tourist hub in Guanacaste province so there is no shortage of activities and tours available in the area. But you don’t have to travel far for entertainment! Surfing, SUP, horseback riding, zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking, and other adventure activities can be enjoyed in our area. Health and wellness activities include daily yoga classes, massage, facials, and spa-days.

There are over 10 restaurants within a few kilometers from the lodge with excellent options for lunch and dinner suitable for all budgets and all taste buds. Our staff can help you make reservations, or arrange pickup or delivery to the lodge. Click here to read more.

We have a partnership with Hertz Costa Rica and offer our guests 20% off their car rentals. To get a rate, go to www.hertzrentacarcostarica.com and click on «I HAVE A DISCOUNT / PROMO CODE». We recommend booking a Class O, Class H, or Class M as some roads are loose gravel and bumpy. Use the discount code driftaway-hertz. The rate will include basic insurance and taxes