Starting at $199 per night


The one star Poor Mans Paradise Lodge is a budget ecolodge located in Drake Bay. The lodge is a nice option for anyone on a tight budget that wants to visit Corcovado and Cano Island. Amenities of Poor Mans Paradise include: restaurant and bar. Internet is available on request.

While the vast majority of people go to Drake Bay to visit Corcovado National Park, you should also visit San Josecito Beach which is excellent for snorkeling. Visitors also come to Drake Bay for activities like: horseback riding, birdwatching, sportfishing, national parks, marine wildlife observation, hiking trails, swimming, visit waterfalls, boating and other adventurous and safari activities.

Though there are plenty of options for things to do in Drake Bay, you can also simply relax and enjoy the laid back feel of the lodge or take a walk on the beach.

Poor Mans Paradise Lodge Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Poor Mans Paradise rooms are rustic and include: Cabin Rooms.

Cabin room amenities include: porch, hammocks and natural ventilation. Bedding options include 1 double and 1 single.

In summary, Poor Mans Paradise is a good option for anybody that wants to visit the wilds of the Osa peninsula, but is restricted with a tight budget.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Beach Front
  • Ecolodge
  • Remote

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gardens

Room Amenities

Cabin Garden View

  • Style Description
  • Fan
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Cabin Ocean Vew

  • Style Description
  • Fan
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View
  • Ocean View


Latitude: N 8° 39' 22.2"
Longitude: W 83° 42' 46.3"


  • Overall 81.8% (7 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 81.4%
  • Comfort: 72.9%
  • Meeting Expectations: 84.3%
  • Staff: 84.3%
  • Value: 86.7%


I was aware that this was fairly basic accommodations but they were spotless and the owner/organiser was very helpful and ensured our day trips went well. Great boat handling for all the transports.
Didn’t see many staff .
Guide for the tour to San Pedrillo station was pleasant but had no knowledge of the wildlife .She did find the animals but the other tour guides appeared to have some knowledge in this area and she clearly knew very little which was quite disappointing


Simple but Amazing accomodation and food. Perfect location. Beautiful staff. Really great experience


It is very unusual fantastic experience,stay in a cabin with screens in a Jurassic Park!


Very rustic lodging, but the location is excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food is delicious and plentiful considering the price. The rooms closer to the ocean are better. Rooms that are in the back area require a little hiking.