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Playa Grande Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Playa Grande hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Playa Grande Vacation

Playa Grande Beach Vacation

Get prepared to live out those summery daydreams on your upcoming Playa Grande vacation. Set off on a leisurely stroll, marvel at the beautiful ocean views and pick up unique shells and rocks during your trip to Playa Grande. Situated just 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from downtown, Grande Beach is the place to be for many travelers. Browse our Playa Grande vacation deals and watch your travel budget go further!

Things You Should Know About Playa Grande

  • Put a mark next to the 15th of September in your diary. Why? It's when people across Costa Rica celebrate Independence Day. Try to time your Playa Grande vacation with this big event and get your party on.
  • Get to know the local money. Here, it's Costa Rican colóns. You can fill your wallet with a good deal more of these when you choose one of our awesome Playa Grande packages.

Save Time and Money with Playa Grande Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Playa Grande vacation?

Playa Grande vacation packages on Expedia are one of the easiest ways to save time, money and hassle. Lock in your trip now and save up to $583 — it's really that simple! Our database has more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties spread across the globe. With such a terrific variety to pick from, you'll have no problem crafting your perfect getaway. Is there a chance your plans might change? You won't need to pay a cancellation fee if you amend almost any reservation.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Playa Grande?

There are many types of accommodations to pick from in Playa Grande. Ultimately, it comes down to the way you like to travel. Perhaps you're picturing spending your nights in hotels during your trip, or maybe private vacation homes are more your thing. There are also some awesome lodges and hostels to consider.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

It all depends on what sort of getaway you're hoping for. Playa Grande vacation packages can include flights and hotels, or cars, flights and hotels, or cars and flights — or any of these as a stand-alone. You can also throw in tours, so you can earn discounts on almost everything!

What are the best things to do in Playa Grande?

Dream vacations are born from allowing time to do both things you love and things you've never done before. Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? Say yes to a new adventure during your time in Playa Grande with the help of this enticing list of activities:

For more options, check out our Playa Grande things to do page.



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Best Lodging Options Near Playa Grande

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Hotel El Manglar $45
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020
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Hotel El Manglar

Hotel El Manglar

Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
     
    4.4 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 ...

    RipJack Inn $99
    Reviewed on Feb 21, 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

      We really enjoyed our stay at the RipJack. The location was perfect- very close to the beach! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was good and reasonably priced. The room was spacious but the mattress was a bit uncomfortable. The 2 pools were great for our daughter and as an alternative ...

      SexyPool-"Playa Grande's Best BEACH House Location"-PrivatePatioGarden-HiddenGem
      Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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      SexyPool-"Playa Grande's Best BEACH House Location"-PrivatePatioGarden-HiddenGem

      SexyPool-"Playa Grande's Best BEACH House Location"-PrivatePatioGarden-HiddenGem

      Playa Grande, Guanacaste
         
        4.9 of 5
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        We had a fantastic time and Mike was excellent. Everything was just as the pictures showed. The pool was heaven. It is a great community, the restaurants, the beach, above all the people here are beautiful and kind. 😎😎😎

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

        Hotel Bula Bula

        Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, Guanacaste
           
          4.2 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!

          Hotel Cantarana $63
          Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020
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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

            Amazing,clean ,safe. Food and bar great. Staff exceptional!!

            Playa Grande Park Hotel $93
            Reviewed on Feb 1, 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

              It’s a nice hotel near everything

              Flor y Bambu Hotel Glamping $75
              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

                Sugar's Monkey $48
                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

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