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La Palapa

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I really liked the feel of this hotel, It was right on the beach so you walk out your door and twenty thirty feet your on the beach. I loved it. My only issue was the door lock was crazy at one point I stood in front of my door for ten minutes trying to lock it. other than that... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This hotel is badly in need of renovation. Not worth $100 a night. Worse aspect: Stairs to loft are right next to bed, so when you get up to go to the bathroom, you have to crouch real low to avoid hitting your head. My husband hit his head. Also, loft ceiling is very low. My husband hit his head... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The locations, the staff and cleanliness were ON POINT! Loved it. It's a small boutique hotel attached to a restaurant. We requested the furthest room from the kitchen a cpl weeks before visiting and our stay was perfect. Literally steps to the beach. Would stay here 100% again!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had lunch here on a beautiful May day. We sat right on the sand near the beach with a great view. Our waiter, Eric, was wonderful and provided excellent service. The food was also great - although be ready for some higher prices for the location/ambiance. Fish and chips were great, as well as the curry and the fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

After being at an all-inclusive this was the perfect place for lunch. The staff was attentive and friendly. Our table was right on the beach in the warm sand. Our food was fabulous as were the cocktails. I would love to go back.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The room I had was excellent. Great ocean view. Right on the beach, yet right downtown. Loft bed. Very good tv reception and internet. AC was great. Restaurant was one of the best in Tramarindo. Picturesque. Of course not the Westin, but much more friendly. Staff were wonderful. And they have this great hammock... I can't wait to go back.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little hotel directly on the beach in Tamarindo. The staff were all extremely attentive and friendly. The rooms were like split level lofts but extremely comfy and cozy. The locator puts you in walking distance of everything. The hotel has a bar restaurant with a beach view and provided nightly entertainment. They also provided happy hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beachfront rest with entertainment (mariachis, flame twirler and local guy on guitar. Two for one Wednesday night had the place humming. Food took long to arrive but was excellent (seafood linguini with cream sauce and lobster with pasta). Wait staff was apologetic and price was reasonable.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for happy hour, had no idea it would be the best meal of the trip. The atmosphere is great, dining right in the beach. At lunch for whatever reason we were given free shots, I believe it was a local rum. The ceviche was absolutely the best I've ever had. Great service, great location, great price amazing food!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I did not stay at La Palapa, but had dinner there one night when we went into town. We had a great table for 4 on the beach! The dinner was wonderful! I had the very fresh Red Snapper and shrimp. With all of their traditional Costa Rica sides. And at 7:30 pm there was a fire show performed by... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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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 

Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Beach Front Hotel, Main street in Tamarindo, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: $87 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Palapa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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