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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed here in February for 6 days. It is the perfect location. The room we stayed in had glass doors and windows facing the beach. You could literally see the beach from the loft. There are few rooms in the hotel so the owners were very friendly and knew our names. It made it even more...

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The small room was a perfect size and had a large mini-fridge to keep water and beer cold. Our room backed right up to the beach. The staff were all friendly and helpful. They give you a clean beach towel every day. Delicious breakfast is served every morning on the beach. Would definitely stay there again. Can't beat the price...

Thank Mallory S
Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Visited this place for breakfast, it was ok, nothing special. Service was barely awake. The location of the restaurant is on the beach, probably the only reason it has customers. No recommendation, would only return by mistake.

Thank Bob H
brlin, nj
Reviewed 2 February 2017

we stopped in to this cute little place to have BOGO happy hour beverages, which is happy to say, ALL day. we ordered the calamari and it was very delicious! we were enjoying the view and the calamari when the onslaught of beach sales people began..... one by one they came in to the dining area to ask us to...

Thank mk21054
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

beware this is a complete tourist trap where 5 people jump on you to greet you at the entrance (completely ignore you once you have paid and are leaving) I had a bad feeling we should have left We had to correct the bill FOUR times for extra charges (coffee, desserts,...) rip off, bad greasy food

Thank mina e
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This restaurant was amazing the night we visited! The food was top notch, the entertainment and staff was even better than the food....however, once you go to the bathroom it makes you never want to return. I was shocked at the uncleanliness of the washroom facility, especially in such a high end establishment. Please La Palapa....clean your washrooms and this...

Thank wclarisa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not really sea views. This is ery misleading. The hotel is on the beach behind la palapa restaurant which is under different management anf you can see a bit of sea in the distance. We paid $240 per night. Having travelled over 40 countries the standards are very poor. I would rather stay ata backpackers hotel. I believe the room...

Thank byakuryu
Villa Ridge
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great ambience. Close to the beach. Food was average. Slow service. Really unusual for mexico. We eat here because of the location. I had the Red snapper and my husband had shrimp. This time around i had a hard time finding really good snapper. I would say for the ambience to eat her.

Thank CottenVillaRidge
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Whilst the hotel was on the beach front, it was also next to the kitchen and cleaning stations which meant there was always a foul smell. The rooms are quite far back from the ocean as well so you really don't feel like you are on the beach. The split levels of the room mean that the downstairs is very...

1Thank tturnham
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were advised to try them for lunch by the concierge at the JW Marriott. Not sure if the fireworks happened as advised at 7:30pm, someone would have to verify that. We chartered a deep sea fishing boat for half day, then walked here a short distance for lunch. My fish sandwich was OK, but my wife and her friend...

1Thank Andrew B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Main St, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $89 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Palapa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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La Palapa Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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“Ask for one of the ground floor rooms facing the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles mariehF137IA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed in hotel, just had a breakfast at their beach restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles Rihsurf, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in room 6 the door lock was terrible.”
 of 5 bubbles rmoore2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the kitchen. IT's more private and quieter :)”
 of 5 bubbles lindzneilson, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Get the remodeled rooms. A few not yet remodeled. This is a funky and great authentic hotel in downtown Tamarindo.”
 of 5 bubbles wbailey2016, 16 May 2016 | Read review
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