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La Palapa

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Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband, and two kids age 9 and 7 loved this place. The food and service is top notch, and great seating on the beach. They had a fire and magic show tonight, lots of talent. You won't be disappointed! We just ate here, did not stay at the Hotel.

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South Dakota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location on the beach! The room was perfect for our family of four-one king bed in a loft and two singles underneath. Fridge, microwave, safe, hair dryer and private parking available. Nice patio area (#4) to watch the beach and enjoy the day. We ate at the restaurant once and it was fine. Happy hour all day which is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food! By far one of the best mixed ceviche and red snapper I've ever had, also the mfreshest!!! Highly recommend it! It's also right in front of the beach and if you have little ones, they have a kids menu!!! Also recomend their tropical shot, very delicious as well!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Bryan and the entire staff at La Palapa Hotel are outstanding in their effort to provide great service. Very nondescript from street, but spectacular on beach stay experience (yes, there are bugs and other stuff ... you're ON the beach in a wild area). Rooms equipped with all you need; hot shower, somewhere to sit with light, refrigerator, clean sheets,... More 

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Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We made the mistake of paying up front and the room was dirty, air conditioning didn't work and it was nothing like pictures on they're website. Tried to checkout a day early and they wouldn't give us a refund even with 24 hrs notice. No breakfast included and very noisy late into the night. High price for low value. Don't... More 

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Bouctouche, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We visited this restaurant many times during our month in Tamarindo. Alway had a good time, good drinks and good food. They remembered what we drank and we're very accommodating as far as seating us where we wanted to be.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Arrived at the hotel after a long drive, was met by Brian at the front desk with a friendly welcome. Our room wasn't ready yet so we left our car in the parking lot and went for lunch. Upon return Brian informed me that we would stay one night at one room and move to another room the following night.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a 2 week vacation to Costa Rica. Tamarindo was our 2nd city to visit, first being La Fortuna. We spent 4 incredible days there and were really really glad to have found La Palapa. It is located on the beach, the ocean is visible from inside your room, the restaurant also has seating... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights at La Palapa. The staff was very friendly and hotel very clean. Our room was not ready when we arrived so we had lunch in the restaurant. Excellent, food was very good and the staff was wonderful. When our room was ready they put our luggage in the room for us. Our room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This hotel is just perfect. We were supposed to stay 4 days and finally stayed 3 more days. The location is amazing all the rooms are on the beach and in the center of the city. We had a room with the kitchen outside and as we love cooking it was just amazing to be able to cook and eat... More 

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