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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Playa Grande reviews
Everything we wanted and more
"A group of 8 rented both apartments for 10 days at the end of February 2015. The two apartments joined together with the door on the terrace worked perfect for us. Frijoles Locos location in Playa Grande is peaceful, safe and quiet. The only thing better than the apartments themselves were the people. Corynne, Ian, Felix, and the staff in the surf shop and spa were more than willing to accommodate our every request. We booked four different tours through the surf shop and were able to rent anything we needed for a day on the beach. Corynne gave us guidance well in advance of our arrival on which tours we should book in advance and which tours we would be able to book once we arrived. She never steered us wrong and the whole group was glad she booked us a tour in the Palo Verde national park with Javier from Loving Costa Rica as soon as she did. We never rented a car during our stay in Costa Rica and Frijoles Locos was able to arrange transportation for us anywhere we wanted to go with Tamarindo Travel including getting us to and from Liberia when we arrived and left. I would recommend Frijoles Locos to anyone from a family with young kids to a group of adults just looking to get away. I look forward to going back Costa Rica and Frijoles Locos in the future."
Guest: Tanner FDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: June 13, 2015
"Casa Costa Palmera is a little slice of Heaven. Our family had the best time on this amazing beach and in this amazing house. We hired Maria to cook our meals (the best decision ever) and she is an amazing cook. We also used the food stocking service (another perfect decision) and Alyssa brought us our food so we didn't have to waste time at the grocery store. Orlando and Maria are absolutely amazing, kind, and wonderful people. They made us feel welcomed and like royalty. The beach is absolutely splendid and we spent every day swimming or body boarding in the surf. We walked on the beach every morning and were on the beach every evening till sunset. We went snorkeling at Playa Carbon as well which is something that you definitely shouldn't miss when you visit. Alyssa, our concierge, helped set up several tours and trips for us including ziplining and fishing. She was so amazing to work with. We cannot wait to go back! This was the best vacation our family has ever been on! Thank you so much Alyssa, Maria, and Orlando!"
Guest: Katie C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
"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: JerryDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
"What a wonderful week we had. Your place was just marvelous.
One never really knows what it will turn out to be until on site and
we were just ecstatic once in the house and saw all of the
accommodations. It seemed to us that you have the best place in Playa
Grande in the facility known as Villa Olivia!!!!!!! We could not have
asked for anything better. The staff were wonderful, gracious,
helpful, courteous, and very attentive. Kim was a fabulous cook,
every evening meal.
We participated in a number of interesting activities but enjoyed
the beach, the waves, and the view from the hammocks, lounge chairs,
and benches under the trees at your place the most!!!
Thank you for your responsiveness throughout the reservation process."
Guest: HubbyDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014