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25 Meters Norte De La Rotonda, Tamarindo 50309 Costa Rica
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#17 of 123 Specialty 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)
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Breakfast available
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Ocean view
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Darrell B wrote a review 8 Dec
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Stopped at the Lapalapa restaurant for an evening dinner. I had the tuna. It was beyond excellent. A very generous portion and cooked to perfection. The waiter recommended to have it med/rare to medium. I had it med/rare, superb, delicious are an understatement. Highly recommend. As an east coast Canadian who knows fish, this was some.of.the best I have ever eaten.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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smileyboots wrote a review Oct 2022
Crested Butte, Colorado25 contributions2 helpful votes
Safe, clean, steps away from the beach, kitchen, warm shower, outdoor salt-water rinse, comfy bed, wifi, restaurant, bar, hammocks, lounge chairs, massages on the beach listening to the waves, next to restaurants & shopping, kind & friendly staff, great value. I would return. Very pleased, thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kristen G wrote a review Aug 2022
Seabrook, Texas1 contribution
We absolutely loved our week at Hotel La Palapa! Everyone was incredibly kind and helpful, the beach was gorgeous, and the food was incredible. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and well cleaned every da. Sr. Rolando at the front desk helped us book incredible excursions, and the owner herself checked on our comfort many times. Our 10 year old loved everything about the hotel as well, especially the loft in our room and the beach being practically outside of our door. We can't say enough good things about our stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jace B wrote a review Jul 2022
Tennessee8 contributions
This quaint hotel is as sincere as it is personable. Everyone is so helpful and so eager to ensure that your stay is great. The restaurant is fantastic and the drinks are just as tasty. All of it takes place feet from the water and action!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Torreonera wrote a review Jun 2022
Torreón33 contributions10 helpful votes
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We learned this hotel was the first in Tamarindo! And although it's far from luxury and large rooms, you have everything you need. But what is priceless: the people (Giovanni & Mario in particular) and the fact that you walk out of your room and the delicious beach is right there! The food at the restaurant is to die for!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Debbie W wrote a review Apr 2022
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My husband & I joined some friends in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. We stayed at Hotel La Palapa which is right on the beach and in the downtown area. The staff was very kind and helpful. The accommodations comfortable & the food at their restaurant was great. Greg & Debbie Houston, TX.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris B wrote a review Mar 2022
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The place is not fancy, but it's clean and well-kept. This is not for everyone but it's exactly how I like to vacation. The rooms are about 100 paces from the ocean. The hotel itself is right in the middle of the beach so you can get to both ends of town in less than a 5 minute walk. Rolando at the desk is great and will not steer you wrong on places/activities. The drinks at the restaurant are great and cheap! But you can pretty much walk a few hundred yards and try any number of other places. The food at the restaurant on the property is OK, but there are better places nearby (Definitely hit Waffle Monkey next door for breakfast). I will definitely be going back! If you're looking for a 5 star hotel and being taken care of constantly, this isn't for you. If you like to explore on your own and a hotel is just a place to sleep, this is exactly for you.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: You can hear the ocean from all the rooms.
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mell walsh wrote a review Mar 2022
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2 couples came to the restaurant for dinner. The service was quite poor by our server Brian He was rude and late. 2 of our 4 meals were delivered and half consumed by the time the other 2 were brought to the table. The server never came back to the table to ask if we wanted anything additional. We normally tip 20% but Brian only got 10% which is what is automatically added to the bill. Very disappointing meal. We won't be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steph wrote a review Mar 2022
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Is it a luxury hotel? Of course not, but it is boutique and quirky with more character than any of the fancy hotels. If you want to experience the town and get to walk right out onto the beach, then this is the place for you. The host, Rolando, is a great guy and quick to help when needed. I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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John S wrote a review Feb 2022
Nanaimo, Canada11 contributions3 helpful votes
Very disappointed in restaurant food,extremely over priced, ordered surf+surf, lobster and fish, basically the lobster body stuffed with likely fake lobster and mashed potatoes. Fish was very small piece and over cooked. All for $36.00 caf! Give it a pass!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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US$112 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Palapa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Palapa?
Nearby attractions include Papaya Con Leche (0.2 km), Beach & Pool Crawl (0.08 km), and Lydia Beech Art Boutique (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Palapa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Palapa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel La Palapa?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Palapa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine, Falafel Bar Tamarindo - Mediterranean Cuisine, and Green Papaya Taco Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Palapa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Does Hotel La Palapa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.