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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I'm so happy i randomly found and booked this place. The amazing beachfront location alone makes this place completely worth it. There are only about 6 rooms in the entire hotel and each one is an ocean front room, just steps from the water. The staff is friendly and helpful with any questions you may have. They also have their... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ate dinner out on the beach here and it was delicious and reasonable. Beautiful views, excellent seafood, good wine and service. Only damper was the rude behavior of the group of visit is at the next table. We even enjoyed the roaming mariachi band. Def recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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,... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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... More

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Address: Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
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