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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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La Palapa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place, right on the sand and just a few feet from the ocean. If you want to stay in busy Tamarindo this is the place! Clean affordable rooms, and a great restaurant. The seafood here is wonderful, and I can't say enough good things about Roth, our food server. The only con is that because you're on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights at hotel where you have your loft-like room facing the ocean with a local restaurant, hanging hammocks and beach beds. The beach is wide and clean, good for a dip or surfing. The hotel is situated in the center with a easy walking distance to all the shops and eating places. If you don't find something... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at La Palapa 2 nights and it was great! We showed up on a whim and found this little gem by accident! And I'm glad we did! Wake up, open your door and walk a few steps and your on the beach! Our room was clean and comfy! It was a loft set up which was cool as... More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

All good: 1) Staff - helpful and friendly 2) Location - on the beach - seriously - perfect 3) Rooms - small lofts - simple but clean and nice 4) price - tough too beat 5) surfing - right out the front door.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great Staff! Great Restaurant! Hotel pickup was great at every time of the day! Rooms are perfect, directly on the beach, very relaxing area with a fast internet connection. I loved to surf in Tamarindo, will come back for sure! Thank you so much! Puravida!! Gianluca

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great little hotel with only 7 rooms. We stayed in a very cozy 2 floors room in front of the tamarindo beach. Air conditioner and wifi worked perfectly. The room has huge windows to wake up and see the beach in front of you, the crazy colored sunset was just amazing. The room has its own chairs and a little... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Stayed there 2 nights and was not impressed by the overall condition of the hotel and rooms. Pros: The view and the staff who's trying hard to make your stay look decent. Cons: My room was falling apart, had old decoration, no isolation at all, and Urine smell in the resort coming all the way to my room ! Tip... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From what I've heard, this is the only b&b in Tamarindo that has beachfront right outside your door. You can roll out of bed and right onto the beach! Probably not the cleanest place you'll ever stay at, but if your plan is to beach bum around, then this is the place for you. Massages on the beach or in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

La palapa is a gem of a find! The location is unparalleled, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the attached restaurant is superb. While there isn't a pool, there is an ocean 40 steps out your front door, as well as a fresh water shower outside to wash off the ocean salt. The staff are super friendly as well,... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed there the second week in July 2014. The location is great (right on the beach) but there was a sewer stink if you sit on the beach on hotel property. It made sitting on the beach unbearable. There are six chairs, broken ones, to sit on but again the stench made it unpleasant. The room was facing the... More 

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Address: Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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