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Main St, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#18 of 114 Speciality lodging in Tamarindo
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La Palapa Hotel is a small family business of 7 rooms right on the beach! We just took over again on december 2016 !WE are just in the center of Tamarindo, next to restaurants, chops, banques, Pharmacy and supermarket. You will be 20 steps away from the beach, the sun, the sea! Come and relax at Hotel La Palapa
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Ocean view
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 6 more
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CRHeather wrote a review Feb 2021
Prescott, Canada72 contributions11 helpful votes
WE love the 2 for ! all day specials... we just hang out on the beach and enjoy people watching. Many times, we are waiting for a friend to get their CR Tattoo or shop. IT i my go to in Tamarindo... great service, good prices... try the fish sandwich.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Joey10012 wrote a review Jan 2021
13 contributions9 helpful votes
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this hotel. Stayed here for two nights. On the first night, we didn’t have hot water in the room and had to shower in cold water. For the entire stay, there was no wifi signal in the bedroom area and weak wifi in the sitting area. Very inconvenient. Also, when we checked in, I asked with a big smile the front desk receptionist, who turned out to be the owner, if the room was nice - her response was: “it’s the only available room we have.” Which was pretty telling of the hotel’s level of customer service. The owner is French and not Costa Rican and you can tell she’s not used to the Costa Rica’s level of friendliness/ customer service.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
eign44 wrote a review Dec 2020
Toronto, Canada29 contributions4 helpful votes
My son and I were booked to stay at this cute beach hotel for four days, but we liked it so much that we ended up staying for a week. They have a private area facing the beach with hammocks and beach chairs, and you can basically walk straight off the property and onto the beach. There are also two masseuses providing massages on the beach there. Rolando was super friendly and helpful before and during our stay, organizing our transfer from the airport - he made us feel at home. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
joseph v wrote a review Mar 2020
Kirkland, Washington19 contributions8 helpful votes
Everything a number of reviewers said about the unique location of this hotel and adjoining restaurant that merges seamlessly with the clean white sand beach are true. No, this is not the Hilton or a 5 star chain hotel. What it is is authentic Costa Rican. The beach was a short walk from our - the sand clean and soft and the water warm. The entrance to the hotel merges organically with the shops and restaurants in Tamarindo's main shopping area. The restaurant, only about 20 paces from our room, was lively with music every night, had great seafood and drinks and a freindly, cheerful staff. Both the hotel and restaurant staff made us feel like we were part of their family by the time we left. Rolando, the hotel concierge, was the most attentive concierge we have ever experienced. He personally arranged for whatever tours we wanted and continued to look out for our needs even when everything was closing down due to the corona virus. If you want authentic Costa Rican food and hospitality, and true beach side vacationing, this is the place to be.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Che Lafoy wrote a review Mar 2020
Ontario, Canada17 contributions
Have eaten here several times over the years. Excellent burger and the chocolate cake is amazing. Even found the waiter walking the beach with a menu because of the slowness caused by Corvid-19. He brought us beers despite being 100 metres from the restaurant. "A" for effort and hospitality. Thumbs up!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$80 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
la palapa hotel tamarindo
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Palapa
Which popular attractions are close to La Palapa?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.1 km), Papaya Con Leche (0.2 km), and Beach & Pool Crawl (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Palapa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at La Palapa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Palapa?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Palapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waffle Monkey, Breaking Bread, and Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Palapa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Does La Palapa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.