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  • n. Plural form of palapa.


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  • Davison said the city has placed portable toilets on the beach and is erecting 14 palm-frond-covered shade structures, known as palapas. Chronicle

  • For the fortunate, there are extended breakfasts; unhurried walks along the malecón; raw oysters and coconut water at thatched-roofed beach restaurants called palapas; a sunset Pacífico beer on the roof of the old Freeman Hotel, now a Best Western; a late dinner of fresh seafood and competing rhythms.

    NYT > Travel

  • Beachfront "sky massages" offered by the spa on thatched roof platforms called palapas, directly over lapping ocean waves, complete this picture of serenity.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Some of these "palapas" had been home to some of the local Mexican people who had also sought refuge in our shelter, and who had cooked for us and had taken care of us during the hurricane.

    Dorian de Wind: Remembering Hurricane Wilma, Five Years Ago

  • The attire was "beach chic," with tropical décor to match: There were straw-roofed palapas; palm fronds and centerpieces comprising limes, coconuts and conch shells.

    Dressed to Thrill at Chelsea Piers

  • This resort is all about dramatic views, stunning pools, jacuzzi islands, sun beds on the beach, thatch-roofed palapas, underwater loungers, and swim up bars.

    Wicked Good Travel Tips: A Lover's Guide to Dominican Republic Resorts

  • Private plunge pools, personal butlers, thatched roofed palapas, exotic architecture, extraordinary cuisine, luscious spa treatments... are these the amenities you crave for your next lovers' getaway?

    Wicked Good Travel Tips: A Lover's Guide to Dominican Republic Resorts

  • I've spoken to a number of them and learned that there is a full range of accomodations, from parking your own camper or trailer, to small palapas with the basics for a comfortable campsite, such as electricity and water, provided.

    Need a Break from D.F. where should we go?

  • Fresh fish grilled under palapas, gentle waves, secluded cove, crystal clear water.

    "Best" Beach

  • On the coast I like Nexpa for the surf but it's not a really smooth swimming beach, Caleta de Campos is much nicer for that in Bahia Bufadero where they offer water rides and a large number of palapa restaurants with decent mariscos, the palapas all bundled together on one end of the bahia with the rest open to enjoy with private spots and smooth sand.

    Michoacan Redux


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