We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Palapa

Booking.comUS$80*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$80*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
View Map
Add a photo
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 109: English reviews
Start your review of La Palapa
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and drinks. First round of 2 for 1 drinks was good, second round less so. The food was okay and though our French fries were semi-cold, the fried fish was delicious and the burger good. Definitely a very touristy place and prices reflect that. On the plus side, the location on the beach is phenomenal and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nora K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service from Enrique in the reception and the owner of the hotel. Ocean view from the patio and less than a minute walk to the beach. You can explore the town since it's at a good location and everything is walking distance. I would return and recommend this hotel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Arturo G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A friend and I stayed here in February for 6 days. It is the perfect location. The room we stayed in had glass doors and windows facing the beach. You could literally see the beach from the loft. There are few rooms in the hotel so the owners were very friendly and knew our names. It made it even more...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marie H
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The small room was a perfect size and had a large mini-fridge to keep water and beer cold. Our room backed right up to the beach. The staff were all friendly and helpful. They give you a clean beach towel every day. Delicious breakfast is served every morning on the beach. Would definitely stay there again. Can't beat the price...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mallory S
Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Visited this place for breakfast, it was ok, nothing special. Service was barely awake. The location of the restaurant is on the beach, probably the only reason it has customers. No recommendation, would only return by mistake.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bob H
brlin, nj
Reviewed 2 February 2017

we stopped in to this cute little place to have BOGO happy hour beverages, which is happy to say, ALL day. we ordered the calamari and it was very delicious! we were enjoying the view and the calamari when the onslaught of beach sales people began..... one by one they came in to the dining area to ask us to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mk21054
montreal
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

beware this is a complete tourist trap where 5 people jump on you to greet you at the entrance (completely ignore you once you have paid and are leaving) I had a bad feeling we should have left We had to correct the bill FOUR times for extra charges (coffee, desserts,...) rip off, bad greasy food

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mina e
Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This restaurant was amazing the night we visited! The food was top notch, the entertainment and staff was even better than the food....however, once you go to the bathroom it makes you never want to return. I was shocked at the uncleanliness of the washroom facility, especially in such a high end establishment. Please La Palapa....clean your washrooms and this...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wclarisa
londres
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Not really sea views. This is ery misleading. The hotel is on the beach behind la palapa restaurant which is under different management anf you can see a bit of sea in the distance. We paid $240 per night. Having travelled over 40 countries the standards are very poor. I would rather stay ata backpackers hotel. I believe the room...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank byakuryu
Villa Ridge
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a great ambience. Close to the beach. Food was average. Slow service. Really unusual for mexico. We eat here because of the location. I had the Red snapper and my husband had shrimp. This time around i had a hard time finding really good snapper. I would say for the ambience to eat her.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CottenVillaRidge

86 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (86)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Other (44)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Tamarindo hotels
1.1 km away
Hotel La Laguna del cocodrilo
0.7 km away
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
#11 of 21 in Tamarindo
2,402 reviews
0.3 km away
Hotel Arco Iris
Hotel Arco Iris
#4 of 21 in Tamarindo
550 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 km away
El Mono Loco
El Mono Loco
#13 of 21 in Tamarindo
104 reviews
0.9 km away
BEST WESTERN Tamarindo Vista Villas
0.5 km away
Hotel Luamey
Hotel Luamey
#5 of 49 in Tamarindo
206 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Palapa

Address: Main St, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo
Price Range: RM257 - RM648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Palapa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire and Booking.com so you can book your La Palapa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Palapa Hotel Tamarindo
La Palapa Costa Rica/Tamarindo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from La Palapa staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from La Palapa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great view of the ocean”
, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the ground floor rooms facing the beach!”
mariehF137IA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Never stayed in hotel, just had a breakfast at their beach restaurant.”
Rihsurf, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in room 6 the door lock was terrible.”
rmoore2016, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the kitchen. IT's more private and quieter :)”
lindzneilson, 24 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$80* /night
View Deal
Hotwire.com
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates