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The saying "steps to the beach" takes on reality at La Palapa in Tamarindo. Open your door to step out onto your patio, where you can enjoy your breakfast of toast, the freshest fruit and Costa Rican coffee, and you are at Tamarindo's legendary beaches. Spacious rooms with lofts and much needed air conditioning bring comfort to the beach.


Perfect location, great service, good food, and a great atmosphere, what else can we say!! Guests can enjoy typical local food in the restaurant, including varied continental breakfast. There is also a bar with a terrace, surrounded by palm trees. Situated just 15 metres from Tamarindo Beach, this family-run hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with ocean views, cable TV and a minibar.


If you're looking for a cozy little place right on the beach, look no further.  The hotel's convenient location makes it easy to get around even without a car. As a beachfront hotel, La Palapa allows you to perform many activities including snorkeling, Golf, Kayaking, Canopy, Horseback riding and surfing. Or just relax and enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the sea.


Hotel La Palapa offers different accommodation options; Couples Room with king size bed, terrace and ocean views. Double room with king size bed, two single beds, terrace and ocean views. Couples Room with kitchen, king size bed, terrace and ocean views.



All rooms have safes, air conditioning, hot water and cable TV.


Amenities include; free wi-fi, laundry, gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar, billiards, and free parking.


RATES 2013

Descripcion RATE
 May to June $75.00
July to August $85.00
September to October $75.00
November to December $75.00
January to March $115.00
April $90.00
Christmas ( Dec. 23 to January 2) $160.00
Holy Week $140.00


  • Rates are in US dollars and do not include local taxes (13%)
  • Rates include breakfast.
  • Rates are subject to change without previous notice.
  • ***** La Palapa is gay-friendly!.


Transfer from San Jose area hotels or San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport to hotels in Guanacaste range from $155 to $275.00 each way for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from San José to the area is from 41/2 to 6 hours.

Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to any hotel in San José $35, including airport assistance, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers.

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