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Cafe Playa Negra, Restaurant & Hotel

3.0 of 5 Main street | contiguo a REMAX, Los Pargos, Playa Negra 5150, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just an amazing trip, "psuedo-roughing'' it, theres a communal kitchen and dining room. The place has bare essentials room, but is situated within view of the ocean, which has amazing surf. Overall a wonderful trip if you're not a priss.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just got back from Playa Negra and it was again, amazing! As usual at Café Playa Negra we were treated like family, accommodating our needs and desires. Rooms are always clean and fresh, service attentive and friendly and the food, ahhh, the food....magical, exquisite and at very reasonable prices. The surf, always world class with one of the best photographers... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We finally decided to visit this restaurant toward the end of our trip and wished we have come here sooner. Great menu of smoothies, local food, specialty items, and very friendly and super clean place. I made reservations before leaving for New Years Day Dinner. Love this place. Oh and the location is the best ever. Right on the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I lived next door to this joint for almost 6 months and I was never disappointed with what I was served or how I was served, be it dining in, or doing take away. Lots of ceviche options, the biggest burgers, excellent smoothies and a funky decor. The only disappointment I can list here is that they do not make... More

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We ate here a few times during our stay in Playa Negra and it was good every time! The breakfast and lunch were our favorite. The service was very good as well. We got there about 10 minutes before they closed, we didn't know they closed for one hour between lunch and dinner, but they didn't say a word and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a funky little surfers hotel located in Playa Negra. The hotel is decorated in a really funky, fun style. The rooms are simple but comfortable. We had difficulty getting hot water for the two days that we were there, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the place. The staff are wonderful and willing to help at anytime.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My friend and I ,were at the Liberia's International Airport ,we had no idea where to stay for two days.It was then we heard about the hotel near to it .It's a one hour go from the airport. we stayed here in Cafe Playa Negra Restaurant for two days.The first thing i say about the hotel is rooms are completely... More

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I first stayed in the Cafe Playa Negra Hotel and Restaurant whilst travelling on a poker related business trip to Costa Rica back in 2012. I was very pleasantly surprised on my arrival (Only one hour travel from the airport). Not only were the staff genuine, warm and friendly, but did everything possible to make me feel welcome and comfortable.... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Love it! Food is great (Peruvian ceviche a must), charm and hospitality are tops and if you want to spend a few days in the neighborhood, rooms are charmy, cozy and well decorated. By comparison to nearby over pretentious Villa Divina, Cafe Playa Negra is authentic and a better bang for your buck!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I have stayed here on two surf trips and both times had a great experience. This most recent trip I only came for lunch and then a concert and dinner later. When I slept there, I remember that they offer a fair price for the rooms which were spacious with comfortable beds, hot water, and cold a/c when needed. The... More

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Address: Main street | contiguo a REMAX, Los Pargos, Playa Negra 5150, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Negra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cafe Playa Negra, Restaurant & Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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