Drift Away Eco Lodge

Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica


Relax, Unwind, & Drift Away

Experience the real beauty of Costa Rica from the comfort of Drift Away Eco Lodge where simple luxuries and eco-friendly practices provide the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway.

Situated in a quiet town of Playa Avellanas, the Drift Away Eco Lodge is a tranquil oasis where you can unwind and connect with nature. The lodge is located in close proximity to some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beaches known for great swimming and excellent surfing.

Accommodation options include 8 rooms and 4 private villas, suitable for couples, families, and friends traveling together.


Drift Away Eco Lodge offers 12 boutique-style rooms and 4 villas outfitted with luxurious beds and locally made wooden furniture. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and hot showers, and are accented with touches of handmade driftwood decor.

Book direct and enjoy a relaxing stay with us!


Frequently Asked Questions

The closest airport to the lodge 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.

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, yoga, zip lining, mountain biking, kayaking, and other adventure activities can be enjoyed in our area.

A la carte breakfast is included in all room rates. Breakfast choices range from local specialties to more traditional Western options.

There are over 10 restaurants within a few kilometres from the lodge with excellent options for lunch and dinner suitable for all budgets and all taste buds. The lodge also has a restaurant on site.

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.


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