From our client JUSTIN WHITE
I used TripAdvisor for planning the majority of my holidays. I and my wife Derby decided that this time in Costa Rica we would spend 7 nights in Manuel Antonio area at La Palapa Ecolodge for what friends told us about the resort, and I confirmed what was on Tripadvisor. We also wanted to be away from people but near the National Park and because of the activities we wanted to participate. The policy of La Palapa towards the preservation of wildlife and the rainforest was also an issue that we very interested to be part and find out more.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the resort, all of our expectations were met and exceeded. The Bungalow was large and well decorated with views over the gardens and swimming pool. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom always very clean. We spent most of our early mornings reading on the balcony, watching the birds and listen to their songs, and seeing beautiful colored butterflies. The restaurant that is by the pool is very clean with a very refreshing shade from the roof palm leaves. Breakfast there includes tropical fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, tea and coffee, followed by Pinto Rice, eggs, toast and bacon which were very good. We had all of our (email hidden)/Restaurant “Pura Vida”, that were very pleased with the selection of simple good food and good service. Cristina the owner and Michelin the cook were simply great company and very good helping people that we particularly enjoyed very much.
We ventured out of the hotel by bicycle that we rented at the resort which was a great experiences when we did the roads around and up the resort and observed the wildlife, animals and wide variety of tropical plants.
We would highly recommend La Palapa to anyone thinking about planning a Holiday to Costa Rica. The rainforest Tour is a must while you are there, and you should take every opportunity to get to know the neighbor people of the village. We visited the Primary School of Portalon that we all exceedingly kind and the resort sponsors a environment program for the education of the children of this school. We both have been in heaven and relaxed, and we both agreed it was the perfect holiday in Costa Rica, because we stayed in this beautiful resort called La Palapa.
Our airy Pool Bungalows are painted with warm colors and decorated with unique original objects imported from North and Southern 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.
Lovely place with a very good pool and gardens. The garden are very good and well maintained with plenty of birds visiting them every day. The owners are great people to help you with any intersts you may have or trips you want to take. We would go again but would have the bungalows rahter than the cabins as the walls are very thin
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