From our client STEVEN ROYAL
"Romantic location and incredible wildlife”
La Palapa was full when we tried to book, but we manage to get a Villa when we decided just to visit the resort when we went passed Portalon. We had the luck that the resort had a cancellation. We stayed seven nights because was so nice instead of the two nights we had planned to stay in the region which was perfect. The ocean and Playa Linda the most pristine beach of the area is just a few minutes drive from La Palapa made us feel in paradise with no one around as if the beach belonged to us, too beautiful to be real. One day there were six white faced monkeys to greet us on the beach that one have to look up or you might miss them. Amazing diversity of birds and wildlife. like toucans, parrots and many other birds are around the resort all day with their spectacular sunset and show of sounds that one cannot miss. Ask Cristina – the owner any question or advice about the tours you want to participate that she will give you all the help you need. There is a well kept swimming surrounded by remarkable well kept tropical gardens always with sounds of the birds and other animals of the rainforest that makes you feel away from or modern world back home. Around the resort there are many hike trails for one to discover beauties of the rainforest. We went in early June beginning of the green season and there were no biting bugs, just lovely cool breezes and heavy tropical showers for minutes that refreshes the atmosphere, and we love it. La Palapa has a great location to go everywhere: Zipline, Rafting, Bird watching, Wildlife tours, and explore the more rustic mountain areas near the resort with a special guide that takes you to a water fall for a fantastic swim. The resort also has mountain bicycles to rent for a very low price, where we could enjoy the area and meet the local population, and even go to the Matapalo Beach, see a fisherman caching an enormous fish. After sitting around in the forest watching the monkeys in the wild for hours here, it was a letdown going to the overpriced crowded Manuel Antonio area with its monkeys used to tourists though the beach is calm and fantastic there which made it worth it. This is the real Costa Rica you've dreamed of, don't miss La Palapa Ecolodge Resort.
Really good experience. The manager was really nice and knowledgeable. Only little drawback is that it is a bit far from Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Dominical. That said, it is in a nature paradise and just a bit off the main road. Plus the size and quality of the bungalow is really good.
We had an absolutely delightful time at the Holiday Villa - La Palapa Eco Resort. We had our own bungalow with cooking facilities but mostly ate out or at La Palapa for breakfast and dinner. Our hosts were warm and friendly and most informative. They arranged a zip-line tour for us and helped with directions and any questions that we had. The bungalows are in the forest but it's just a short drive to towns and to the beaches and parks.The whole property is beautifully kept and most inviting and and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Commençons par les points positifs, l'endroit est un petit paradis au milieu d'un village typique très agréable, la piscine fait vraiment plaisir et les chambres sont très propres! Que dire du jardin, à part qu'il respire la vie et que les couleurs sont radieuses... Magnifique!
Mais... Quel accueil du propriétaire !! Pas un sourire, aimable comme une porte de prison... presque l'impression de déranger!
Les chambres à 65 $ sont très peu insonorisées.
Mais nous tenons quand même à dire Madame la propriétaire a été très agréable et accueillante avec nous et c'est très bien que ce soit elle qui gère la relation client. Voila nos impressions pour ces deux nuits passées là bas, on en garde quand même un bon souvenir car le coin est magnifique :-) pura vida
Beautiful resort with amazing food! Breakfast was included, which was a great way to start off our adventurous days. We had dinner at La Palapa one night, and we wish we would have eaten there more. It is incredibly close to Dominical and Manuel Antonio. We stayed in a Bungalow, which was incredibly spacious and more than enough room for two people. The fridge was stocked with sodas and Imperial, which was great after coming back from a long day at the beach or a nature hike.