We are a family of five, and we spent three glorious days at La Palapa. The grounds were extraordinarily well kept. If you woke up early enough, you could hear and (if your lucky) see the keel billed toucans perch in the tall trees above the pool every morning (we heard them but sadly, never saw them). There was also a trail through the forest that lead up to a good lookout point where there are two unused houses and a great view of the palm fields and the ocean. The room we had was HUGE and luxurious, and surprisingly really affordable. The food was great - a different home-cooked meal every time. The dessert (I forgo the name), which had an amazing combination of caramel, whipped cream, coffee-dipped cookies, and who knows what other goodness, was possibly the best we had ever had! The pool in front of the thatched-roofed reception/restaurant was really nice - especially at night. Between the great hospitality, the peaceful quiet location, and the cleanliness/beauty of the property, it couldn't have been better. We had a WONDERFUL time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'La Palapa EcoLodge Resort', surrounded by tropical gardens is located in a virgin Tropical Rainforest, with 149 acres (60.5 Hectares) of land, in the Central Pacific Coast of Portalon in Costa Rica, offering an incredible wildlife variety of fauna and flora. A perfect place and the paradise for passionate wildlife lovers. Our airy bungalows are painted with warm colors and decorated with unique original objects imported from North and Southern Africa, to create a very warm and special atmosphere. All are non-smoking, have very comfortable beds, ceiling fans, private terrace with bamboo table and chairs, cool tiled floors, private bathroom with hot shower, large furnished living room with an extra bed, fitted kitchen with refrigerator and screened windows that let in gentle breezes and melodic sounds from the jungle as you fall asleep. The La Palapa Resort is considered one of the most beautiful and well kept in, Quepos-Matapalo-Dominical and Uvita area, with grounds and tropical gardens beautifully maintained and clean, by dedicated staff that deliver the best service every day. What makes a great Hotel is one that makes you want to stay forever... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort Costa Rica/Portalon