Palapa Bar Phoenix Rising from the Caribbean Sea

The Palapa Bar and Grill has risen from the ashes a few times over the years. With each renewal and resurrection owners Scott and Jodie Harnish manage to bring it back stronger and better than ever. Hurricane Earl was monumental when their entire building was decimated by the storm.

Scott and Jodie worked very hard to preserve what is the original Palapa. They want to carry on the tradition and ambiance leaving everyone with fun and happy memories. Live, Laugh, Love and continue to make life long friends along the way and make Isla Bonita a destination for all that come.

With ample open air seating with unobstructed views of the reef and cool breezes for patrons, featuring a completely rebuilt bar, brand new kitchen, and new GIANT Palapa roof, The Palapa Bar and Grill with hand cut timbers is more beautiful than ever before. So many people stepped up to help the dynamic duo through this challenging time and keep them on track for success. Local Belizean contractor Isael Juchim dedicated himself along with his crew and has been on the job sight everyday seven days a week. Scott and Jodie maintained all the staff since the hurricane, preserving local jobs for many families. Staff were given an opportunity by Isael to become tradesman and help in the reconstruction. Marcial Flores stepped up and held the team together of bartenders, cooks, and dish washers in the rebuild process. All employees will continue as invaluable staff.

Sunday, November 20th marks the day of the huge Palapa Bar grand reopening party. Join Scott, Jodie and their amazing staff for a well deserved cheers to celebrate the return of The Palapa Bar and Grill to Boca Del Rio.

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