La Palapa is a great place to enjoy a quiet vacation. A hidden oasis with wonderful staff, exquisit... See full review
Aug 10, 2012
La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, surrounded by tropical gardens is located in a virgin Tropical Rainforest, with 149 Acres (60.5 Hectares) of land, in the Central Pacific Coast of Portalon in Costa Rica, offering an incredible wildlife variety of fauna and flora. A perfect place and the paradise for passionate wildlife lovers. The La Palapa Resort is considered one of the most beautiful and well kept in, Quepos, Matapalo, Domini-cal and U vita area, with grounds and tropical gardens beautifully maintained and clean, by dedicated staff that deliver the best service every day. The La Palapa Ecolodge Resort was built inside a rain forest were Toucans like to nest and wake you up every morning.
The La Palapa Resort is considered one of the most beautiful and well kept in the area, with grounds and tropical gardens beautifully maintained and clean, by dedicated staff that deliver the best service every day.
This is a very calm and quiet tropical rainforest resort away from modern civilization that delivers to all the clients that stay in it, the peace and tranquility that only a few have managed to create, respecting wildlife.
On the road and very near the resort, clients have small typical grocery stores called "Pulperias", to buy whatever they need during their stay.
The pristine Playa Linda Beach, full of Coconut palms is just 5 minutes away from the resort, and is the ideal place to walk, read a book, spend the day, try your luck fishing or swim in the Pacific Waters with a guaranteed temperature of 28C all year round.
Airy bungalows 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, kitchenette with refrigerator, oven and set of dishes, screened windows that let in gentle breezes and melodic sounds from the jungle as you fall asleep.
We have also Special Community Programs to improve school equipments and any type of needs for the Primary School of Portalon, and encourage clients that stay in the resort to visit the school and participate, in the wildlife preservation activities, and offer the school materials, books, etc...
Hands-on, interactive approche for exploring the rain forest at "La Palapa", promises for the "best practices" regarding forest preservation, are needed to restore the tropical rain forests in several ways.
For us creating forest corridors, are essential to the long-term preservation of biodiversity for countless plant, animal, amphibian and insect species.
Our rain forest lands will be perpetually protected and available under our supervision for studies of ecological succession and restoration techniques under Costa Rica environment laws.
The setting of "La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort" is what most of our clients refer as paradise on earth. At our resort we say: "where heaven can wait".
However, the Resort is much more than lush tropical gardens and rainforest and wildlife. While staying with us, the guests are able to enjoy a friendly hospitality vacation in paradise, and at the same time feel that they are doing something good for the planet.
Hotel La Palapa EcoLodge Resort Rooms
Bungalow with one double bed and one twin bed includes Balcony / Terrace, Ceiling fan, En-suite / Private bathroom and Internet access. Bungalow: 1 double bed + 1 twin bed in lounge (sleeps 3), kitchenette (refrigerator, stove), fan.
Suite Double Bed
Suite with one double bed or two twin beds includes Balcony / Terrace, Ceiling fan, Ensuite / Private bathroom and Internet access.
Single Single Bed
Suite with one twin bed, includes Balcony / Terrace, Ceiling fan, Ensuite / Private bathroom and Internet access.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
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La Palapa Resort is in Portalon, 170 kms from San Jose, 2.30 hours driving through Costa Rica'n beautiful mountains to the south, in the Central Pacific Coast, taking the Costanera road. Another way is taking a 20 minutes flight from San Jose to Quepos, which is 18 kms from Portalon. Drive 15 minutes South of Quepos on the Costanera road to Dominical, turn left to the town of Portalon, and the resort is 600 meters on your right.
Pura Vida Bar & Restaurant
Open space with beautiful view to the gardens and the pool. Only serves breakfast for the moment.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
La Palapa is a great place to enjoy a quiet vacation. A hidden oasis with wonderful staff, exquisit grounds, and beautiful bungalows, my partner and I really enjoyed our time there. Christina, a former chemical engineer turned resort owner/cook
was accommodating and welcoming. She shared stories, photos, humor. Regarding location, this is the perfect place for a family with kids or anyone aiming to get away from the hussle and bussle of city life. Nearby are a couple of semi-private beaches (ask for a map!) and not much else. A great getaway! This hotel doesn't list itself as LGBT friendly but indeed, we felt warmly welcomed.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
There is no night life/restaurants within walking distance but some (delicious) meals are included. No bar but beer for sale in fridge.