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Recent Playa Grande reviews

  • Best on the Beach!

    "Our group of six adults - 3 couples in our 50's/60's - drove up to Casa Del Mar, not quite sure which house was ours for the week. Then, we saw Nicho, who was standing outside, waiting to wave us in. We parked in a lovely parking area, and he guided us toward the ocean front of the house. It could not be more lovely. The large covered front patio/porch gave us shade and framed the beautiful ocean view. And walking into the house, we were surprised by the height of the ceiling and loft area. The open living space included a fully furnished kitchen where you could prepare your snacks or dinner as you looked through the huge glass front of the house, out to the beach and water. We were all so excited to move in and start the fun. Each couple in our group had a large bedroom with a private bath. In planning our trip, I had spoken with Greg and Gabriela several times. I had them set up our rental car, which worked out great. And they also set up a couple of other terrific adventure trips. We had a great experience on the Palo Verde River trip. And our Sunset Sailing Cruise was perfect. Having Greg, Gabriela and their daughter Daniela set up these things, made for easy, fun, safe adventure. The houses perfect location on Playa Grande provided for the best boogie boarding we have ever experienced. We rented 2 of them for the week, and passed them back and forth. They were used hours every day. I must comment on Miriam and Nicho. This husband and wife team were the caretakers of the property and us. They handled all of our questions promptly, either directly themselves, or via a quick phone call to Greg and Gabriella who were always reachable. The house was kept spotless - the dishes were washed daily, and our laundry was done half-way through the week. We felt spoiled. We had been to Costa Rica three times previously, and to Playa Grande just a couple of years earlier, but this was our first stay with Casa Del Mar. We all would highly recommend it, as we felt this was one of our very best vacations ever. We are already thinking down the road to our next Costa Rica trip, which will center around Playa Grande and Casa Del Mar."
    Guest: Lu Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Casa Zen is awesome!!!

    "My family of 8 stayed at Casa Zen for 7 nights. We have 4 adults, 1 teenager, 1 10yr. old boy and twin 8 yr. old girls. Everyone thought this was our BEST vacation ever, even better than a great trip to Disney World. Casa Zen is also in a great location. It's just a 1 minute walk to an awesome beach with great waves for surfing. This beach was never crowded. If you want a crowd, it only takes about 15 minutes to get to Tamarindo for shopping, eating, etc. Just walk down to the water taxi's and they will ferry you across the river to Tamarindo. The house is very comfortable. All of the bedooms have great air conditioners. We used the outdoor grill several times. We also walked to Hotel Bula Bula many times to eat and drink at the great restaurant and bar. The walk is about 10 minutes and make sure to take flash light. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool too. it was also nice to have daily maid and pool service provioded by staff from Hotel Bula Bula. We will definitely be going back to Costa Rica and would stay at Casa Zen again!!!"
    Guest: Jerry Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Excellent Stay!

    "We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Very comfortable and had most amenities that we needed. Nir was so helpful and really nice. When we had a problem with the refrigerator he had it fixed as soon as possible and supplied us with a cooler until it was fixed. It was just a short walk to the beautiful beach and the pool was refreshing when we were at the house. This was our first time in Costa Rica and we had an awesome vacation. I would highly recommend it! An overall great experience and we would stay here again when we return."
    Guest: Cheryl and Dave Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • Surfer's Paradise

    "I just got home from my 10 day stay at Casa Marina and had a wonderful time. I went with my wife, our 1 year old daughter, and my sister and her boyfriend. Marina arranged our airport transportation since we didn't want to rent a car. The driver had an nice van with A/C and a cooler full of cold drinks for the hour ride to Playa Grande. He even let us stop at the store on the way to stock up on groceries. Marina greeted us at the property and gave us the quick tour. The two rooms are very nice, clean, and spacious. The pool and the yard are beautiful. Within about 2 hours we were completely settled. Half our group was relaxing by the pool and the other half were sitting on cheaply rented longboards ($100ea for the 10 day stay from a local surf camp) catching perfect warm water waves and watching the sun set over the Pacific. Over the next 10 days we surfed twice a day, every day. The beach is literally a 100 or maybe 150 yard walk at the most. Their pool is warm because it has a dark bottom and absorbs heat from the sun. I've been in other pools in Costa Rica and Nicaragua with white bottoms that are too cold to hang out in. The restaurants close by in Palm Beach Estates (all less than a 5 minute walk) were all very good. The convenience/grocery store (also less than 5 minutes) has EVERYTHING at totally reasonable prices. We took a $20 round trip cab ride into Playa Grande for dinner 2 other nights. Sunday Night Sushi at one of them was excellent. All in all, we had a wonderful time at Casa Marina. I don't think there's a better "bang for the buck" place to stay in Playa Grande. If you're looking for a good place to stay on a surf trip, you've found it. We didn't do any of the other tours (estuary tour, ziplines, white water rafting, volcano tours, etc) but I've heard they're all fun as well. We basically woke up at sunrise, surfed for 2-3 hours, relaxed by the pool the rest of the day and surfed again 2-3 hours until the sun set and started getting dark. We'll definitely be going back!"
    Guest: Brian F Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 16, 2014
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