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Grecia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid the La Palapa eco Lodge. I've lived in Costa Rica for 12 years and have visited dozens of hotels, lodges, resorts and Friends personal homes. the story I have to tell is disheartening. Avoid the La Palapa eco-lodge at Portalon Costa Rica. we stayed at this hotel last week. when we went for dinner I ordered water to drink....

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

This is REVIEW is all about a client that does not have money even to buy a bottle of water. The water of the resort is good for drinking, simply we do not serve tap water at dinner. The rest of the review is just from a person with no basic education that attacks me without even ever talking to...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This resort is amazing. Away from crowded touristic spots you find yourself near to the beach and also the jungle. For me that makes it the perfect place to enjoy those 2 sides of Costa Rica. The staff was excellent. The rooms good, clean and beautiful. There´s no doubt I will come back. Thank you for everything.

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I arrived at the hotel with an incredible sunset and i was received with a great smile by the charming owner Mr Braganca who immediately offered me a drink of well come. I was taken to my charming villa. The accommodations were impeccable clean and all very professional. I had a fish dinner Portuguese style very tasty. I was enchanted...

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Loved this place! It's like a hidden paradise! I cried when I left! Unique setting(in nature) close to beautiful trails with waterfall. 5 minutes from the most beautiful beaches I've seen and close to great to visit places like Manuel Antonio National Park, Playa Linda Beach, Playa Matapalo Beach, Playa Dominical Beach, Quepos Marina. Property is safe (gated) and has...

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were greeted by Magda who has been very welcoming and friendly throughout our three night stay. From this hotel, we visited Manuel Antonio, Dominical and Playa Linda (pretty beach!!). The location is remote and peaceful, It is very good to disconnect and be in the middle of this nature paradise. There are iguanas, toucans, hummingbirds, butterflies, a waterfall... There...

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 8 November 2016

this is a very nice hotel surrounded by nature. The boss is very nice and very close to his customers. It is also very close to everything and at the same timer very exotic as it is completely disconnected to the traffic, the road or the noise in general. This is the perfect way to rest!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I was a little bit disappointed with my second visit to this hotel. My stay was planned to be very short since we wanted to stay at Manuel Antonio during the day and then leave the next day to Uvita in the morning, the place is very beautiful surrounded by nature, very calm and with lots of interesting sounds. It...

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mbraganca, Owner at Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At this time of the year because we are inside a forest and because we are in rainy season things are bit humid but we are always improving and renovating the resort. Toads are everywhere but the quality of the water of the pool is always under control. Toads come only at night when the...

Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stayed here for a quick staycation get away. The location is remote, it's in the jungle through a beautiful little Costa Rican village. Here you won't find any commercial business or hotels, just quaint and peaceful critters and trees with a beautiful river flowing along side of the road. Upon arrival the owners niece Magda greeted us at the...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spent a wonderful 2 1/2 wks. in the wonderful garden setting of LaPalapa. I don't think a person seeking to find a truer rain forest experience than the immaculate gardens of this quaint location. Not in the middle of the rain forest, but on the fringe of the mountains around Portalon. The forest seems to start at the eco-lodge...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know how you feel. Again, thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you back in the future.

Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wonderful ecoresort! Near a small village, Portalon, and right in the middle of a rainforest lies the La Palapa. Simples but very comfortable bungalows are surrounded by beautiful gardens. We can relax on the private balconies or near the pool. Manuel, the owner, makes sure that we have wifi only in public areas so that guests can socialize and exchange...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort

Address: 800 meters from main road | Manuel Antonio - Quepos - Puntarenas, Portalon 60602, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Portalon
Price Range: $61 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“If you want to cook they have rooms with kitchen. If you not they have breakfast and dinner service.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielCMF, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Great rooms and tasteful decoration, with kitchenette, lots of space, very clean!”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Opt for the Bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles mikeyndiana, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All of the bungalos give the feeling of isolation and one with the rain forest. On rainy nights the sleeping is out of this world.”
 of 5 bubbles jackreyn0lds, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Neem een poolside bungalow. Ruimer dan de gewone kamers.”
 of 5 bubbles Johan104, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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