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“La Palapa Hotel is the paradise on earth . . . with rain forest gardens.”

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Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Portalon
Madrid, Spain
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“La Palapa Hotel is the paradise on earth . . . with rain forest gardens.”
Reviewed February 26, 2011

This hotel is a unique unit in a rain forest area where tucanos, parrots and wood pickers are our best friends during all day long.
The gardens are just remarcable, with lots and lots of tropical plants, in a area where wildlife comes to visit the resort guests.
If you want a fantastic holiday resort, go to La Palapa Hotel in Portalon, Quepos - Costa Rica. . . .and meet the people of Portalon, and visit the children on the primary school of Portalon. . . .beautuful people, that well come you.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2009

We planed on staying at La Palapa in Portalon, outside Quepos for 3 days, but extended the stay for 8 days because it was so nice. If you want to beat the crowds, or you're not into the hussle of the bar scene in places like Jaco, go here. They have a nice pool, beautiful lush gardens, and are about 5 minutes away from the most uncrowded beach we have ever been too. They have a nice restaurant and bar that we used more and more as the days went on for all three meals. We would watch to Toucans while drinking out mourning coffee! This was a great place to quietly unwind, but close enough to all the tourist stuff to keep us satisfied. We were able to take surf lessons in Dominical one day, went on a rafting trip on the Savegre River, did a canopy tour, went to Manuel Antonio National Park for the day, but mostly just lounge on the local Matapalo beach. A little out of the way, but isn't that why we go to Costa Rica! The service was only good, not great, but we didn't have any problems to speak of. Hot showers, clean room, little kitchenette, nice facilities. My girlfriend and I highly recommend this place, a bargain for what we paid. Pura Vida!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

This is for the lapalapahotel.com in Portalon near Quepos, not tamarindo? My family enjoyed this hotel very much. Very beutiful gardens, small but nice pool, bar, food, and quiet. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere, which is a very good thing. It is much nicer than staying in Quepos, and it's a world away from the touristy Jaco. I'd describe it as very peaceful.
The beach is about 10 minutes away by car, and if there were 10 other people on the beach it was crowded. The water is warm, nice waves to play in, and it's a very child safe beach. There are a number of nice inexpensive little resturants around the beach to explore, but for the most part they just made the resturant at the hotel seem much nicer, so we had mostly all of our meals there.
The staff at the hotel was very helpful when we needed something, but in reality everything is already provided so we didn't want for much. And, I was shocked when I say the hotels library (I'm a reader). Loved it!
I'd recomend this hotel for anyone looking for a quite, relaxing stay in an unspoiled part of costa rica.

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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Address: Meters From Main Road 800 | Manuel Antonio - Quepos - Puntarenas, Portalon 60602, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Portalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Portalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Palapa EcoLodge Resort, that is called by the clients ¨THE LOST PARADISE¨, has a policy of practicing always the best and lowest prices of all region, and is located outside of the town of Portalon, offering an incredible wildlife variety of fauna and flora, that makes a perfect place and the paradise for passionate wildlife lovers. Served in its open-air restaurant, La Palapa offers a traditional Costa Rican breakfast, including fresh fruit and local dishes such as Gallo Pinto. Meat, fish, rice and bean dishes are on offer for lunch and dinner, and are prepared using produce grown on a local organic farm. The property also offers excellent powerful free WiFi. Our airy bungalows are painted with warm colors and decorated with unique original objects imported from North 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 most beautiful beaches of all Central America are inside the Manuel Antonio National Park, and the famous beaches of Matapalo with a sea Turtle Refuge Centre, Playa Linda, and Dominical are very near the resort. The La Palapa Resort is away from the confusion of tourist centers of the region but near everything and is considered one of the most beautiful and well-kept in Manuel Antonio - Quepos - Matapalo - Dominical and Uvita area, surrounded by unique tropical gardens with a Swimming-Pool with a large collection of rare plants, located in a virgin Tropical Rainforest, with 149 acres (60.5 Hectares) of land with a private waterfall only for the clients of the resort. This property also has always the best-rates compared with other locations in Manuel Antonio – Quepos – Dominical and Portalon area! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. This property is also rated for the best value in Manuel Antonio – Quepos – Dominical and Portalon area! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties of the region. ... more   less 
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