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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Sacramento
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My family and I ate here but didn't stay at the hotel. Dinner was very good--probably the best meal we had in Tamarindo. Great ceviche and fish dishes. Fairly priced, casual vibe (but not overly casual) and nice location right on the beach. We ate at Pangas the night before and felt that the food here was much better, although... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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... 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): $
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated just 15 metres from Tamarindo Beach, this family-run hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with ocean views, cable TV and a minibar,king size beds, private bathrooms, private ocean view terrace,Free wired internet access. La Palapa is located a 2-minute walk from Tamarindo’s various shops and bars. The hotel offers free parking. You can go scuba diving or turtle watching in Las Baulas National Park, just 1 km away. Guests can enjoy typical local food in the restaurant, including varied choice of breakfast. There is also a bar with a terrace, surrounded by palm trees. Rooms at La Palapa have simple décor and wooden furniture. Each room includes a safe and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel offers 24-hour security and surveillance cameras in all areas. ... more   less 
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