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La Palapa

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Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

People where super nice... Drinks and food where great. The bartender was super personal and even gave us a ride in his car to another place in town because it was raining. The view from the restaurant is unreal. Also you cannot beat the price especially with two breakfasts is

Thank ckitch01
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed in La Palapa for 7 nights. You cannot ask for a better location then this. Free Wifi at the restaurant and reception area.The beach and the ocean is right outside your room and the town center is 1 min away. You get an awesome view everyday. Breakfast is included it is delicious. The room is a bit rustic,...

3Thank lclcusoon
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Well, you can't get closer to the beach than La Palapa! It was 37 steps from my door to the water. Also, it's at the end of the resort street, so the beach is less crowded. It is in front of the boats, so the sunsets were beautiful. Some may prefer more fancy digs, but I liked the basicness of...

3Thank Nadene E
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My daughter and I are now 2 day into our 8th trip to tamarindo but first time at lapalapa. -- and it won't be our last. We used to stay at Diria but it has gotten too big and expensive to give us the level of service we're getting at lapalapa. We look for small beachfront rustic hotels and totally...

Thank patsym01
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2014

One of the great things about La Palapa is the location. Most of the rooms have the lanai facing directly towards the beach-our room did not. Still it was great having our room basically right on the sand so we could come and get drinks from our fridge or use the bathroom. Not sure what room number we were in...

2Thank Tied5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Bad: Paying $120/night I didn't expect luxury, but I did expect clean and didn't have stained linoleum floor, rusted fridge, window screens with holes. Coming back from a night tour to a room full of large red ants. Being switched to the only open room with had a pull out couch. The couch mattress was at least 20 years old...

2Thank LindsayK82
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We were a group of 2 couples staying for 5 nights in two separate rooms. Like other reviewers mentioned this is not a 5 star luxury hotel, its a rustic, beach bungalow boutique hotel and the staff are outstanding. Upon check-in we were greeted with shots of Miguelito a traditional costa-rican drink of coconut cream, coconut milk and guaro(costa rican...

Thank kaz334
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed in Lapalapa for 5 nights and the location and the staff made it a fantastic experience. Our room was practically on the beach and you could actually hear waves if you open the windows. Though the rooms were mediocre but clean and worth the price. We relied on Leo the receptionist/manager/tour guy for all our vacation planning and...

Thank leisure_traveler705
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2013

2nd stay at this hotel, stayed 3 weeks each time. Big bed, kitchenette, restaurant and beach right outside your door, in town, friendly staff, breakfast included...wow...what more could you ask for. Massage on the beach 1 1/2 hr for $30.00ish, wonder full....and the sunsets OMG

Thank vivienr0se
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I stayed at La Palapa for almost a week and I would have loved to stay more. The room was awesome. the lofted bed area and soft mattress makes it feel deluxe. It is right on the beach so i could walk right out of my room and be in the ocean in 2 minutes. All of the food i...

Thank MrLakes

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Main St, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $80 - $210 (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 Hotel Tamarindo
La Palapa Costa Rica/Tamarindo
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“Great view of the ocean”
, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the ground floor rooms facing the beach!”
mariehF137IA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed in hotel, just had a breakfast at their beach restaurant.”
Rihsurf, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in room 6 the door lock was terrible.”
rmoore2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the kitchen. IT's more private and quieter :)”
lindzneilson, 24 May 2016 | Read review
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