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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel La Palapa

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • On beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
25 Meters Norte de la Rotonda, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309, Costa Rica

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Tamarindo Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • On beach
    • Free WiFi
    • Fridge
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Restrictions related to your trip

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Hotel La Palapa

from A$112
  • Suite 2
  • Suite 1
  • Supreme
  • Quadruple Room with Garden View
  • Standard Room with Sea View

What’s around Hotel La Palapa


  • On the beach
  • Tamarindo Beach - 1 min walk
  • Grande Beach - 11 min walk
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 11 mi / 17.7 km
  • Monkey Park - 11.7 mi / 18.8 km
  • Conchal Beach - 12.5 mi / 20.2 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

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel La Palapa’s 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


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.

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

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 for Hotel La Palapa

  • Does Hotel La Palapa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel La Palapa?
    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 staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel La Palapa?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel La Palapa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel La Palapa?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel La Palapa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Café Tico (5-min walk), Santa Rita Cafe (5-min walk), and Green Papaya Taco Bar (5-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel La Palapa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per person roundtrip.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hotel La Palapa?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (13-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do near Hotel La Palapa?
    Recommended spots to visit include Tamarindo Beach (1-min walk) and Grande Beach (11-min walk), along with Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (9.1 mi) and Playa Brasilito (10.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 127 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent communication with Rolando, the property manager.
ca7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful beach room and view. Very authentic and cozy place. Staff were friendly and helpful and super kind. Rolando is a treasure and we hope to visit again soon! We stayed for 15 nights and it was awesome. We had a kitchen so we were able to cook during the corona virus issue. I was so sad to leave. Met wonderful local folks and enjoyed Tamarindo very much.
Sheryl, us16 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Stay
Amazing stay. The location does not get better and everyone working there was pleasant and helpful. Great hotel, would stay there again if visiting Tamarindo.
Nicholas, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Renaldo was a great host on the beach cozy room great amenities
ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location right on the beach was great!! Restaurant was great too. So were all the people who worked at the hotel and the restaurant. Howler Monkeys in the trees right outside our room. Birds and other wildlife all around. Awesome 👍
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It’s everything you need in a Quant hotel.. great staff
us6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Thanks for a great holiday
Cute place. Perfect location. We had our own little private beach just a few steps away from the bar. The room had everything we needed. The air conditioning and ceiling fan kept us cool even in the extreme heat. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
Michelle, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
We loved being right on the beach. The managers were very friendly. It felt very secure with a locked gated entrance and gated parking lot. Our only complaint was about very loud music on Friday night. It was coming from a club near by but the base was so loud it vibrated the walls in our room, we even wore earplugs and could still hear the music.
Suzi, us5 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The location is excellent! Literally steps away from the beach. The staff are so friendly. I wish I could of stayed longer.
Tori, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
This is a quaint property close to everything. We enjoyed our stay. The room was nice and I never slept so long on a hammock before, so relaxing. Car was parked in safe location. Renaldo the guy who checked us in was super helpful and Had ready my special request for flowers, chocolateS and wine for our arrival. If your planning just a relaxing laid back get away this hotel is perfect, but if your expecting marble floors, elaborate decorations then this place is not for you.
us4 night trip

Hotel La Palapa

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