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La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort

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Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

The La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort truly is a place “where heaven can wait.” Offering a wide array of excursions and activities coupled with outstanding accommodations and amenities, the La Palapa is one-of-a-kind. Yet it’s the immersive rainforest experience it offers that will truly take your breath away.


Welcome to La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Welcome to La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort

Everyone is always searching for that proverbial “heaven on Earth.” Yet why not go one better? Come and visit Costa Rica’s beautiful La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort, and you’ll truly understand why its motto is “where heaven can wait.”

Situated on a lush 149 acres in Portalon, the La Palapa truly is the purest definition of a tropical paradise. Walking through the resort is like stepping into a whole new world, where the beautiful colors of the flora and fauna compliment the clear blue skies to create the ultimate rainforest locale. Yet you won’t be sleeping under trees on a bed of banana leaves; the La Palapa features luxurious guest rooms that allow you to enjoy nature in style. Best of all, the gorgeous Playa Linda Beach is a mere five minutes away, allowing you to experience the best of both rainforest and beachfront living.

Costa Rica truly is a place that needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Thanks to the La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort’s ideal location, you are close to a number of local towns and villages that offer excursions and experiences which allow you to completely immerse yourself in the local culture. You’ll see awe-inspiring natural wonders, beautiful local architecture and some of the most vibrant, bustling street fronts you’ll find anywhere in the world. You can also enjoy unique shopping and dining experiences, along with concerts and seasonal festivals and parades. If you’re up to it, you can also hop on a boat, head a few miles out to sea and see for yourself why many call Costa Rica a sport fishing mecca.

Yet the true beauty found at the La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort can be seen in its natural surroundings. You’ll quickly see that the staff here treats the designation of being an eco-lodge very seriously. While the gardens and grounds are exceptionally maintained, everything is done with respect to the local ecosystems.

The vegetation is allowed to grow freely with as little human interference as possible, allowing the plants and animals that call it home to not only survive, but thrive. As a guest, this allows you an up-close view of the rainforest at work. You can walk amongst beautiful flowers and trees teeming with hundreds of species of birds as you make your way to the pool. No other place offers such a unique blend of natural beauty and modern convenience.

Key Features

Just relax and enjoy at La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Just relax and enjoy at La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
  • Rainforest, paradise, tropical gardens, wildeness.
  • Incredible wildlife variety of fauna and flora
  • Perfect place and the paradise to relax
  • Dedicated staff to make you feel home
  • Built inside a rainforest
  • Excellent roads to drive
  • Experience the sounds of wildlife
Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Airport Transfers
Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Laundry Service
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Caribean rooms at La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Caribean rooms at La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort

The La Palapa Eco Lodge offers two distinct types of villas and rooms. Guests in each are allowed constant access to the grounds, swimming pools and activity areas, as well as the resort’s Pura Vida Bar & Restaurant. The name here says it all, as every menu offering reminds you of the unique setting that you’re in. Stop by for a delicious meal or a refreshing drink any time during regular breakfast, lunch and dinner hours.

Pool Villas

La Palapa’s pool villas offer all of the comforts of home, including:

  • Comfortable furnishings
  • Tiled floors
  • Hot showers
  • Ceiling fans

If you’re interested in an extended stay (which is what as many as 75 percent of the guests who stay here opt for), the villas offer furnished living rooms and fully fitted kitchens. You’ll also enjoy your own private terrace, complete with bamboo table and chairs.

Garden Rooms

The garden rooms offer breathtaking views of the La Palapa’s many gardens. Though smaller than the villas, they offer many of the same amenities, as well as screened windows that allow the sights and sounds of the rainforest unimpeded entry. There’s nothing quite like having a gentle breeze send you off to sleep, only to then be awoken by a chorus of birds in the morning.

All rooms at the La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort are non-smoking.

Starting at $110 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


If you’re interested in activities, the La Palapa is for you. Thanks to its unique setting, the resort is the perfect place to enjoy wildlife and bird watching. The easy access to the many local beaches allows you to enjoy water sports such as:

  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Rafting

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling

The La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort is just a short distance away from the Marino Bellena and Manuel António National Parks. Here you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and even horseback riding. Just ask the friendly staff at La Palapa how to schedule any of the aforementioned excursions.

For years, the staff at La Palapa was worked with local schools offering programs and workshops aimed at educating the local residents on the importance of the area’s conservation efforts. As a guest, you are invited to participate in these educational presentations to see for yourself how the team at La Palapa is working to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy all that the resort (and the surrounding areas) have to offer.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Scuba Diving
Sunset Cruises
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $110 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Central Pacific Coast Map
Central Pacific Coast Map
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