From our client LUKE STEWERT
La Palapa Ecolodge was "a little bit of heaven for us". The only thing I didn't like there was when we had to leave. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean. The views of birds flying over the treetops and the sounds were spectacular. We also enjoyed being able book all the tours recommended by the resort, and rent their mountain bicycles to tour the roads around the mountain side of the resort and talk to local people while watching and enjoying wildlife of the rainforests. Marvin – the resort guide took us on a night hike on the second night and it was awesome seeing and experiencing a different world at nighttime. We loved waking up in the early morning with the sounds of toucans, parrots and watching the birds from our bungalow balcony. The food served was very good and natural plus the view of the birds full of incredible colors and black squirrels while eating was fantastic. It was wonderful staying at a lodge that is actively involved in protecting nature, wildlife and sponsoring the local primary school with environment education programs for the preservation of the tropical rainforests. Thank you for making our visit so special.
This is a beautiful, peaceful place that is harmony with the nature around it. There is a lovely waterfall/stream down the road that you can walk to.
The rooms are basic but spacious, cool, and comfortable. Extremely clean with gorgeous, natural landscaping.
The wildlife is outstanding.
The hosts are kind and knowledgable.
Absolutely recommend staying here.
La Palapa is a wonderful tropic garden with flowers and birds including the Tucan. Bungalows are clean and have a nice deck with table and chairs, where you can enjoy the tropical night. Pool is beatiful and mostly in shade. Breakfast is great and the host couple is most helpful and kind.
De juiste tijd, het juiste moment. Supergaaf om je vakantie zo af te mogen (website hidden) zo'n kleine 20 km palmplantages voorbij Quepos, kom je opeens aan in een mooi paradijsje. De entree verklapt dat daar er snel een andere wereld tevoorschijn komt. De tuin is door de eigenaar Manuel fantastisch aangelegd. Door de mooie en afwisselende vegetatie komen er vele dieren voor als leguanen, toekans, kikkers, kolibries en nog vele andere soorten. Toen wij onze auto parkeerden werden we meteen welkom geheten door 5 (website hidden) het inchecken werden we vriendelijk welkom geheten door Christine (de vrouw van Manuel). Zij nam alle tijd om middels een plattegrond e.e.a. over de omgeving te vertellen. Er werd duidelijk door haar uiteengezet welke stranden, watervallen, parken de moeite waard waren om te bezoeken en welke restaurantjes de goed eten aanboden. Echter hebben wij 2 (van de 3) avonden in hun eigen restaurant gegeten met Christine als kokkin. Ze kan echt heel erg lekker koken en daarbij moeten we zeggen dat ze ook lang in de keuken staat om er echt iets lekkers van te maken. Ze komen beiden uit Portugal, dus de Europese keuken is ze erg bekend. Het ontbijt is 's morgens ook erg uitgebreid met diverse soorten fruit, koffie, toast en iets lekkers uit eigen keuken.
Naast relaxen oa in het mooi gelegen zwembad, zijn we zelf nog naar het park Manuel Antonio geweest en heb ik met Manuel een vistripje gemaakt. Hij had met een plaatselijk visser afgesproken die mij de hele dag heeft vergezeld. Zelf ging hij v.a. hetzelfde strand haaivissen, terwijl ik met een rol lijn (aas een vis van 30 cm) probeerde de grotere roofvissen te vangen. Uiteindelijk was het een heerlijke dagje aan een fantastisch mooi strand, een heerlijke lunch (gemaakt door Christine) en nog 2 grote vissen gevangen. De laatste was zo'n 7kg, welke 's avonds is bereid door Christine. Daar ik voor de vis had gezorgd in het restaurant kregen wij als dank een geheel gratis maaltijd aangeboden (kwamen we later pas achter). Dit zorgt nog eens voor echte gastvrijheid.
Al met al was het een super mooie locatie met een super vriendelijke staff, de perfecte en ultieme afsluiting!!!!!!!!!!
I had a wonderful stay here. The grounds are beautiful. Our bungalow was lovely, large and clean! Christina (our host) was so accommodating and friendly! Upon arrival she gave us a map and pointed out some great local spots to go to! We enjoyed them so much! Great beaches, waterfalls, restaurants, and cute little towns all within a few minutes of driving. She graciously sprayed me down with antiseptic after I fell on some rocks. I felt very well taken care of here. Breakfast each morning was delicious! It is so relaxing to sleep to the sound of raindrops on the tin roof. I loved it here. There are so many plants and wildlife to see on the grounds. You will not be disappointed! I only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks for having us!
The room is basic but very clean and good size. The bathroom was great. The grounds at this resort are impeccably maintained and the overall stay was pleasant.
Start with a sloth sighting right on arrival (like he was waiting!), a lovely pathway to a charming palapa with tables for dinner, and a beautiful inviting pool! This is how to start our adventure on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Christina and Manuel were lovely hosts. After showing us our private casita through a well manicured trail, we were surprised that we had a private veranda overlooking the well manicured grounds.
Its unbelievable the amount of love, sweat and care that Manuel and his crew must have put into this jungle setting in the last year. It is really beautiful.
The palapa was clean, nicely furnished and well appointed. A short stroll lead us to dinner under the palapa for a lovely chicken casado typical costa rican dish.
At night, I went out and found frogs, a sloth, leaf cutter ants and heard birds. The birds also act as an alarm clock in the morning in a relaxing way.
Breakfast was buffet style and included. Other guests were there as well and it was great to discuss what they did the day before and exchange tips. Christina and Manuel helped us arrange a couple of trips that we would have otherwise missed. Nayauca Falls and a Mangrove tour.
If you need to catch up on email, the wireless in the main palapa area worked well for my iphone and ipad. It would drop if many people were using it, however this has been my experience in many other locales.
Beverages are available for adults, however. If you looking for loud music and people partying, this wouldn't be your place. If you want relaxation and a quiet secure, safe and fun jungle adventure, this is it!!
We will definately return to this piece of paradise in Costa Rica! Thank you Christina and Manuel for a lovely, memorable, relaxing stay at La Palapa Eco Resort!
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
We stayed for 3 nights in one of the cabanas which was just as perfect as the pictures. The grounds are absolutely fabulous and the hosts are very helpful and knowledgeable. This place is an absolute gem and located off the high traffic area of Manuel Antonio and close to beautiful beaches makes it an ideal location for those who like to stay away from the hustle of high tourist areas. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
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