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Playa Grande Vacation

What are the best places to visit in Playa Grande?

It can be enjoyable to just stroll around the streets in a new place, but sometimes it's a wise idea to have a plan in place. Grab your travel program — we've got some wonderful ideas for your upcoming Playa Grande vacation.

Few things are more calming than the murmur of ocean waves coming into shore. Roll out a picnic rug, lie back and let your soul be soothed at Grande Beach. Still got some time on your hands? Time spent in nature is proven to lift both your physical and emotional state of being. Visit Las Baulas National Marine Park and feel the benefits of connecting with the natural world.

What are the most popular activities for a Playa Grande vacation?

Ready to make some terrific memories? A vacation is the perfect time to open yourself to superb new experiences.

Start off your vacation in Playa Grande in fine style. Why not think about buying a Tropical Sunset Tour with Snorkeling & Kayaking or a Hot Springs & Forest Canopy Adventure?

For a more comprehensive list of activities, check out the Playa Grande things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Playa Grande?

Organizing luxury getaways and cheap vacations can be such an exciting experience, especially if you're able to score the best deals! If you're thinking of heading to Playa Grande, there are as many as 5 accommodations close at hand.

We recommend the Hotel Cantarana (Palm Beach Estates) and the Playa Grande Park Hotel (250m Northeast from Minae, Main Road). Have a look into the facilities and amenities and then make your choice.

Is there an airport in Playa Grande?

Let's be honest, nobody likes waiting for hours at the airport. However, if you think about the fantastic trip to Playa Grande that's just a flight away, it becomes worth it. After all, you'll be just 30 miles southeast of the neighborhood center when the plane lands at Nosara Airport (NOB).



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Best Lodging Options Near Playa Grande

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RipJack Inn CA $210
Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2020
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RipJack Inn

RipJack Inn

100m al sur de Minae, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
     
    4.3 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice property pool was so close, beach across the street restaurant upstairs was good definitely worth it

    Hotel El Manglar CA $69
    Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020
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    Hotel El Manglar

    Hotel El Manglar

    Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
       
      4.3 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We stayed last week in room 1. The overall atmosphere was lovely, relaxing, nice pool and grounds, decent restaurants nearby, beaches, tamarindo is a 30 min drive away. Dennis at the desk was delightful and interactive with the guests daily. We were overrun with red ants the first night. There was ...

      Hotel Cantarana CA $114
      Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2019
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      Hotel Cantarana

      Hotel Cantarana

      Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
         
        4.6 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        A romantic getaway or surfer heaven a short walk from an amazing soft sandy beach with 9 foot tidal swings and great waves for beginners at one end, experts at the main break that is also super wide with zero rocks even at low tide. A lovely grounds for this property. Private patio's with table and ...

        Playa Grande Park Hotel CA $130
        Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2020
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        Playa Grande Park Hotel

        Playa Grande Park Hotel

        250m Northeast from Minae, Main Road, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
           
          3.9 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The hotel is beautiful! The staff is wonderful and very helpful! The pool was nice! The rooms were great!

          Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping CA $105
          Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2020
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          Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping

          Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping

          at Cafe del Pueblo, turn right, 300 meters on the left, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
             
            4.8 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Beautifully landscaped, each little bungalow or tent was separate enough to feel like you had the place to yourself, but close enough to walk from parking. Thoughtfully designed and staff was incredible. 10/10 on all levels

            Hotel Bula Bula
            Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2020
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            Hotel Bula Bula

            Hotel Bula Bula

            Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              We enjoyed a relaxing week here! It is a lovely spot, so quiet and peaceful. We also enjoyed our walks to the ocean. The ocean water is warm. We were hoping to snorkel but this is not a snorkelling beach..but many surfers were enjoying the surfing!

              Sugar's Monkey CA $67
              Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020
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              Sugar's Monkey

              Sugar's Monkey

              200mt South of Minae, Playa Grande
                 
                4.2 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                great little surf camp! nice and close to the ocean

                Indra Inn CA $70
                Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2019
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                Indra Inn

                Indra Inn

                Main Street, 100 meters norte de kike's place, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We had a wonderful stay at the inn. Mathew and Natalya were great hosts and directed us to good local guides and restaurants. Our room was very basic (may not have been the best in the inn) but very clean and adequate. Very good value for the money. The sign says good vibrations and that was very ...

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