What does palapa mean? It says access to palapa, what is it?
Question: What is a Palapa?
Answer: A palapa is a thatched-roof, open-sided structure. Most palapas are round, not very tall, and have a center support. Larger, rectangular units usually have supports in the four corners. The material to cover the roof of a palapa typically consists of dried and woven palm-tree leaves. A palapa is sometimes referred to as a grass or tiki hut.
The most common place to see a palapa is in the tropics, where it provides shade and refuge from the hot sun. From beaches that ring islands in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Tahiti and elsewhere, palapas shield vacationers who revel in warm weather and beachside locations but want to avoid sunburn.
Palapa is a covered deck but most frequently means a bar…as in Infinity Bay’s Palapa bar… most resorts offer a place where you can sit in the shade of a palapa deck.