About Us

Gulf Coast Palapas
"How the Shade is Made"

3003 Hwy 146
Bacliff, TX 77518
Phone: 832-282-2740
Hours 7am - 7 pm Mon-Sat

Gulf Coast Palapas, Tiki Huts and Deck Builders are all custom built on the job site by the most advanced and professional Palapa builders in the Houston and Galveston Bay Area. We are committed to giving our customers the highest quality of workmanship and materials, in a timely manner, with competitive pricing. Each Palapa is a hands-on job in which we follow through from preconstruction to completion. For the structure of our Palapas, the poles and framework, we use only the highest quality Cedar for its longevity and durability. Our competitors use pine, which retains water and rots quickly. Our leaves are individually secured into place to maintain resistance from any windstorm or hurricane.

Wouldn’t you love to bring the best of Mexico or the Bahamas directly to your home or business? Picture yourself or your customers lounging comfortably in the shade under your very own Palapa just as if you were on vacation. Gulf Coast Palapas can paint and build that exact picture because we are the true Palapa builders. We strive for excellence in every project to meet our clients’ needs and goals.

We also sell we sell fronds, individual leaves for the do-it-yourselfers to help with your repairs. We do retops too...repairing damaged thatched roofs.

Check out our synthetic Thatch Roofing now available.

Gulf Coast Palapas constructs our Palapas with all cedar! Our competitors use pine, which does not come close to the quality of cedar. Pine is not naturally resistant to rot or insects, such as termites. Cedar naturally produces preservatives that make it one of the most decay and rot resistant of woods, as well as insect tolerant. As for humidity, large cracks in pine are common because of the higher moisture content. Cedar has a much lower moisture content, which has minimal cracking. There is no comparison!

We are pleased to offer Authentic Mexican Style Palapas and entertainment centers for use at:
• Beach houses
• Lake houses
• Swimming Pools
• Patio Areas
• Tropical Landscape Areas


Charles,

Good afternoon. I wanted to THANK YOU and your team for building that best Palapa that I have ever seen. This Palapa has far exceeded my expectations. All of you staff and work crews were very professional and prompt with all aspects of construction. The quality is second to none. My family and friends will enjoy this masterpiece for many years to come. Everyone that has seen it so far has been as amazed as I am. We really love it.

Thanks for everything,

Mike Shumard
Proud Palapa Owner

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To Ernie, Krista and everyone who helped create my backyard paradise-here are some pics.
What an awesome job!
You guys are wonderful and I tell everyone. Of course, I don't have to tell my visitors, after their jaws close, they ask...
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am pleased.

Robin Maxwell

To Ernie, Krista and everyone who helped create my backyard paradise-here are some pics.
What an awesome job!
You guys are wonderful and I tell everyone. Of course, I don't have to tell my visitors, after their jaws close, they ask...
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am pleased.

Robin Maxwell

Johnsons new Bamboo Bar

Beautiful Palapa play area and swing set

Beautiful Palapa play area and swing set

Been almost a year since you installed our palapa and thought you might like to see how it looks. We were just looking for something to shade our bar area, but there is now a place to hang out all day long. When told, many of our friends had already seen your store off the highway and at least one now has a Gulf Coast Palapa of their own.

Great job!

- Peter

Outside Bathroom

 

Bamboo Fence

Bamboo Fence

Bamboo Panels

Bamboo Panels

Bamboo Fence

Always 5 o'clock at this outdoor kitchen!

This palapa has a bar rail and hand carved poles

Palm leaves attached to boathouse

 

 

This palapa has a bar rail and hand carved poles

 

If your HOA, (Home Owner’s Association), will not allow you to build a Palapa, we have developed a new idea that will provide you with the tropical atmosphere of your dreams.

Many HOAs require that the roof of the Palapa/ shade structure must match the roof top of the home, (shingles). As a result of this guideline, we will install a conventional shingled roof instead of the Palapa palm leaves. Underneath the shingled roof we will carefully mount bamboo matte, which will be trimmed out in bamboo rope. Also, we will use cedar posts as part of the structure for durability and longevity. These new structures are water tight and made to last.

This concept still gives your shade structure the image of a true Palapa and the island resort experience you and your family can enjoy year round. Your HOA will happily approve, and you can relax in a tropical paradise right in your own backyard.

Here are the pictures of the latest project with this adaptation.

New Hoa Concept

New Hoa Concept

New Hoa Concept

All of our Palapa / Tiki structures a constructed to last, here are our Hurricane Straps that can be included in the build out as an option.

Hurricane Strap
Hemp Rope Secures and Supports the Hurricane Straps and Poles
Hemp Rope is Firmly Wrapped around each Hurricane Strap
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Outdoor Enjoyment on Your Deck - A Relaxing Retreat All Year Round

  • Setting the Cedar Poles
  • Cementing the Cedar Poles
  • Palapa is 840 square feet
  • Placing the Mexican Palapa Palm Leaves
  • The Palapa will Improve any Area by 10, 15, 20 Degrees
  • The Palapa Enhances any Water view

Check out our Accessories for your Palapa


Kitchen

Furniture

Custome Bars

Gulf Coast Palapas, New Construction

Synthetic Palapa Lasts 25 Years!

Custom Design and Build using Cedar which Always Lasts and can Endure any Type of Weather

Corpus Christie, Texas

This Particular Design is Intended for Maximum Seating for Friends and Family

 

 


 

Book your Winter Special now! Only a small deposit required!

You can also Purchase our One of a Kind Cedar Tables with the Umbrella!

Bamboo adds a Fresh and Authentic Accent

Outdoor Bathrooms and Showers are Great Custom Exterior Projects

Bamboo is an Attractive Addition to any Home

Residential Palapas
More Happy Customers

Providing quality custom hand woven Palapas and Bamboo Accents

Bell Tower Before

Bamboo adds a Fresh and Authentic Accent

Outdoor Bathrooms and Showers are Great Custom Exterior Projects

Bamboo is an Attractive Addition to any Home

Jamaica Beach

Expands any Living Area

Before

Before

After: Bamboo Matting and Trim is Flexible, Durable, and Highly Sustainable

Custom Hemp Roping and Bamboo Matting

Bamboo Matting will Soften any Ceiling, Deck, Bar, or Fence

Bell Tower After Palapa Thatching

Renaissance, Synthetic Palapas, T-Bone Toms and Clear Lake Palapas


Tree in the Middle of the Deck

Bayou Bungalow, Kemah, Texas

Custom Decking Filled in to Complete Palapa
 
Custom Built Tiki Bar

T-Bone Tom's Tiki Bar & Hostess Station

Underneath View of Tiki Bar
Palapas Increase Your Patio Area (Approximately 250')

Clear Lake, Texas

Baytown, Texas
 
 

New Palapas recent builds!

Residential Palapas by Gulf Coast Palapas and Deck Builders

Pool Side Palapas and Tiki Huts Around Houston and Galveston

 

10' Single Pole Palapa with Custom Built Cedar Table

Custom Built Cedar Table

 

4 Pole Custom Design Palapa Over Outside Kitchen

Conveniently Entertain and Cook Outdoors with Family and Friends

 

Entertain With Ease Under Your Palapa

Escape the Texas Heat & Unexpected Rain Under Your Palapa

 

Escape the Texas Heat & Unexpected Rain Under Your Palapa

 

 

14' Round 6 Pole Palapa

 

Palapa and Pool are a Perfect Match

   

Pricing varies depending on size and scope of your project.
Please fill out our online form or call for a quote, as each Gulf Coast Palapa is custom made for your individual needs.

 

Gulf Coast Palapas and Deck Builders
3003 Hwy 146
Bacliff, TX 77518
Phone: 832 282-2740
Direct Email:GulfCoastPalapas


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