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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel La Palapa

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Beach property
  • On beach
  • Free WiFi
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 cribs/infant beds
    • Beach property
    • On beach
    • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Walking distance to everywhere and nice staff. The rooms are good size and ocean front.…Jan 1, 2021
  • Hotel actually is beach front , the rooms lead directly to the beach. The attached…Dec 31, 2020

Hotel La Palapa

from €74
  • 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
  • Playa Brasilito - 10.2 mi / 16.3 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 10.4 mi / 16.7 km
  • Conchal Beach - 10.6 mi / 17 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 11 mi / 17.8 km
  • Monkey Park - 11.7 mi / 18.8 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

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 onsite self parking


  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.

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

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 requires staff to 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 - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel La Palapa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 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).
  • 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 at Hotel La Palapa and nearby?
    Hotel La Palapa has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 132 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
La palapa was great
This was our second time in costa rica, we love it there. We wanted to try a new hotel and la palapa was perfect. Small,cute right on the beach. Right in the middle of town. Perfect location. Beach hotel for sure. Will be back
Sara, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great week's vacation at Hotel La Palapa!
We spent a very relaxing time at La Palapa, all the management and staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The room was comfortable and clean. The restaurant was good, right on the beach with great views of the beautiful sunsets.
Andrew, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly place right on the beach
My son and I enjoyed our stay at this cute beach hotel so much that we extended our stay to a week. It's right on the beach, with beach chairs, hammocks and massage services looking out at the ocean. There are also lots of shops and restaurant close by. Rolando made us feel very much at home, helping is to book a shuttle and giving us tips. Thanks for a great stay!
Angie, ca4 night family trip
Poor 2.0
The hotel was sold out and they moved us to another hotel
VB, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We loved it here!
The room had a nice view of the ocean. Private beach chairs were nice. Beach towels were provided. The bed was very comfortable! Sunsets were beautiful and we saw Howler Monkeys in the trees right outside of our room. Private parking was great because there isn't much parking on the street. Close to lots of shops and restaurants. We've already booked again for our next stay!
Kelly, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Me gustó mucho el personal, son super amigables! Y las cabinas están frente al mar!
Mariana, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Me gusto que esta justo frente a la playa! el servicio al cliente y la atención excelentes tambien.
Carolina, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We went while the birders were still closed. The hotel staf was top of the line and the location is perfect. I recommend it to all.
us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
I have been to Costa Rica previously and I have eaten at the restaurant in this hotel I cannot say anything bad about it even though I was not able to stay there it’s a lovely location I’m sure it would be wonderful and that’s the reason why we chose it in the first place. Unfortunately Covid shut Costa Rica down For another month and we were told at the last minute that our flight had been canceled. I was told that we were going to eat the cost for the two rooms we booked because we did not cancel in their time limit but how could we we had no way to get there and their country is closed. I reached out directly to the hotel and tried to reason with them and I was told by Rolando the man in charge there that he would hold a credit for the 2 rooms we booked for us in the future but we really would like to be reimbursed but we’ll take what we can get at this point. I don’t think it was fair though since there was no possible way we would be able to even get there since their country is closed.
Lisa, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent communication with Rolando, the property manager.
ca7 night trip

Hotel La Palapa