We just returned from an 11-night stay at La Palapa and could not have been happier. Yes, it's rustic; and no, it's not the Ritz. But it is very reasonably priced, the ambience is out of this world, and the staff could not have been nicer . . . especially Ferdinand!
For the money, I thought breakfast (included) would be Continental, but there is a choice of Continental, American, and Costa Rican. And the smoothies are addictive. Try the banana / strawberry.
We rented SUPs from Marco (Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Adventures) for the entire stay. Marco is a Costa Rican and retired dentist; we also hired him to do a little sightseeing, rather than renting a car. Well worth the investment. His wife, Lydia, is an artist and has a shop on the circle adjacent to Nougie's. Lovely wearable art.
We loved dining at Nibanna -- the Greek pizza is outstanding.
We hated to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Palapa Hotel is a small family business of 7 rooms right on the beach! We just took over again on december 2016 !WE are just in the center of Tamarindo, next to restaurants, chops, banques, Pharmacy and supermarket. You will be 20 steps away from the beach, the sun, the sea! Come and relax at Hotel La Palapa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Palapa Hotel Tamarindo