Surrounding area


Drift Away lodge is off the beaten path, just up the road from a small beach known locally as Playa Lagartillo. Roads in this area are dirt and gravel, but a few bumps are all that stand between you and some of the world’s most amazing beaches! The unspoiled nature of the area allows for abundant wildlife.
This area is known for surfing, yoga and wellness, and the laid back Pura Vida lifestyle!
Despite being remote, the lodge is close to some of Costa Rica’s best beaches for swimming, surfing, and soaking up some sunshine!


Located just 200m from the lodge, Playa Lagartillo is loved by locals but is rather unknown to tourists. Aside from a few times a year, the beach is practically deserted offering a quiet setting for yoga and meditation or a perfect for a small beachfront wedding or elopement.


Located just 2km from our lodge, Playa Negra is one of Costa Rica’s most famous surf breaks. First popularized in the movie ‘Endless Summer’, this popular reef break is a must for avid surfers.

Playa Avellanas

Playa Avellanas is by far the most famous beach in the area. Located 1.5km from the lodge, this beach made popular by the famous beachside restaurant, Lola’s, is great for surfing, sunbathing or swimming. It’s a favourite with locals, visitors and is great for both families and individuals.


Tamarindo is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Costa Rica. It is located along the north pacific coast of the country and is well known for its surfing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. DRIFT AWAY LODGE is located a short 30-40 minute drive away.

Activities abound