Tropical Shade Imports



5151 Santa Fe St, D, San Diego, CA, 92109 

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About Tropical Shade Imports
Founded in 1986, Tropical Shade Imports was the first commercial builder of palapas in the United States. Since our establishment, we have been the go-to source for palapas, tiki huts, grass huts, palapa kits, thatch covers, thatch roofs and thatch installations, umbrellas, tropical gazebos, decor, bamboo fencing, and much more! Order online or by phone. We ship kits, complete with instructions, straight to your front door. We also offer local installation and estimates for customers in Southern California!

Our team of experienced, licensed contractors have been with our business since we opened, so you can trust us to get the job done and done right. Are you looking for a unique, and higher-quality alternative to standard patio covers?
Stop by or call our store today, and let us help you create your own tropical paradise!


In Business Since 1986


  • Pre-Approved
  • Residential Contractor
  • Commercial Contractor
  • Offers Financing
  • Screening Test
  • Service Warranty
  • Accepts Credit Card


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San Diego County