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Hotel La Palapa

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Tamarindo Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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NZ$128

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25 Meters Norte de la Rotonda, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9.0.Superb.
  • Great place with a VERY local feel. Very small but makes good use of space. We stayed 5…

    Jun 7, 2021

  • Great overall experience! Its right on the beach in the heart of the scene and has easy…

    May 26, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 11 min walk
  • Playa Brasilito - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km
  • Conchal Beach - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Suite 2
  • Suite 1
  • Supreme
  • Quadruple Room with Garden View
  • Standard Room with Sea View

Location

25 Meters Norte de la Rotonda, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • On the beach
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 11 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 11 min walk
  • Playa Brasilito - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km
  • Conchal Beach - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km
  • Monkey Park - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Junquillal Beach - 21.6 mi / 34.8 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 79 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 7 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 109 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Palapa Tamarindo
  • Hotel Palapa
  • Palapa Tamarindo
  • Hotel La Palapa Hotel
  • Hotel La Palapa Tamarindo
  • Hotel La Palapa Hotel Tamarindo

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per person (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and sofa beds.

Heating is not provided.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel La Palapa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Café Tico (5-min walk), Santa Rita Cafe (5-min walk), and Green Papaya Taco Bar (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per person roundtrip.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (13-min drive) is nearby.
  • Hotel La Palapa has a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Really wanted to like this

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved when I left the room having the beach right there. The restaurant that is just past the reception gave us a quality welcome, there was live music and very tasty food. Thank you!!!

    1 night romance trip, Apr 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Extremely tranquil well located place right on the beach. Service was outstanding, loved our room!

    6 night romance trip, Apr 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Ending

    My wife and I loved the La Palapa. We had a not so great experience in Samara. Location is prefect. Spacious room with giant bed in the loft. Very clean and the right from the owner on down everyone was ready to help. Private seating area on the beach with plenty of lounge chairs so your not having to get there early to get a chair. Beautiful sunset view from our beach. Many restaurants within walking distance. It was a great way to end a 2 week trip to CR.

    Richard, 2 night trip, Apr 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best value in Tamarindo. Clean rooms, friendly staff, and right on the beach. I will be staying here on my next trip if they have rooms available. -Trevor B.

    3 night family trip, Apr 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Right on the beach! Location, location, location!

    My wife and I had an excellent stay. You can't beat the location! Literally right on the beach with a lot of activities. Our room wasn't as nice as the others and all the sand got in, but it was very enjoyable.

    Adam, 1 night trip, Apr 7, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Where to start? This hotel is simply AMAZING! Rolando greeted us upon arrival (which was very late due to some insane traffic) and walked us to the room. The room was unique and right on the beach! He then helped us park and explained how breakfast worked- which was also fantastic! The location of the hotel was unbeatable as well, right near all the action but quieter down for a great night of sleep. I can’t wait to come back and stay here again!

    3 night romance trip, Mar 27, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very good option, right on the beach!

    Beautiful and affordable cabins right on the beach. They are small, no frills, but spotless clean. Nice patio with ocean view. There is free parking and the restaurant, with tables on the beach, is absolutely excellent. The service is amazing, too. Thank you Rolando, we had a wonderful stay. Very recommendable!

    Juan Antonio, 2 night trip, Mar 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location in the heart of Tamarindo! The beach is right outside and there is an excellent restaurant co-located with the hotel. Don’t miss the massage on the beach kiosk that is right Nextdoor, they are excellent and very reasonably priced. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful every step of the way. The hotel room was not luxurious but you have everything you need and the location is perfect.

    2 night romance trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Pura vida for a good price

    The place is good except for the shower , the water came and went with the hot water doing the same. The service was great and the first day I had trouble with the door lock but the next day they fixed it and everything was good.. The price was very good for what you get and you can not get any closer to the ocean. I will stay there again just a different room that my friend had and it did not have the water problem...

    Tim, 9 night business trip, Mar 15, 2021

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