We just visited the place with our 2 kids. They have done a good job in keeping it green and clean but the couple is extremely rude and not a place to stay if you have kids. They need to first learn to be polite and friendly to their customers instead of reminding you to ' hold on' to your kids while being in their rooms. Never received any courtesy smiles or a friendly gesture from the couple in spite of paying an overpriced bill for their so called beautiful cottages. The whole of Costa Rica is a beautiful drive thru rainforest and there's nothing exceptionally different about them from others. They'll will charge you in the first place even before you leave, while others will charge you when you're ready to leave.
They will remind you of the things to be taken care of in their rooms with your kids when you go to eat Breakfast at their restaurant. (even though the kids may not have done anything to their property)
Not an easy place to find at first as they are pretty far in the interior. While we stayed in many other resorts at the same time, the friendliness and the warmth was definitely missing here....
- 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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