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Hotel Bula Bula

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Playa Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bula Bula is in Palm Estate, a gated community on the bank of the estuary in Playa Grande. The hotel is nicely laid out with a small but nice garden and a small pool. Rooms have AC and fans as well as a flat screen TV, and a small refrigerator, and they are of good size and clean. The beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided on visiting the Playa Grande/Tamarindo area to escape the Chicago cold and enjoy some water sports. Hotel Bula Bula was the perfect place to rest and relax after busy days in the water. The food was absolutely outstanding and that's coming from 2 Chicago foodies. They especially offered a great variety of seafood dishes. I'd... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014. An absolutely amazing experience - true hospitality as though we were family. Intimate, but casual - great for families, couples, and surfers alike. Walking distance to local minimart (for last minute necessities) and beach access. Destination pick-up and drop-off for water taxi to Tamarindo or Croc Tours - we loved 'Jenkins' our boat driver! - amazing food and... More 

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California, USA
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a sweet little hotel off of the beaten path with great staff, a killer restaurant, awesome owners, and clean rooms. There is an option for a boat to pick up guests for a quick 10-15 minute boat ride into Tamarindo. I was really impressed with the quality of food, the chef and recipes were incredibly good. I highly... More 

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Granite Bay, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Found It! If you want a memorable experience in Costa Rica you have to stay a few nights at the Bula Bula,,,,It has only 10 rooms so book early.. because the rooms are delightful..great beds, super air conditioning, TV and WiFi. Once you slip into the pool..you won't want to get out..( but you can get lunch served next to... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a boutique-type Hotel, small one, clean and peaceful. It is kinda pricey in comparison with other hotels in the area with larger infrastructure and commodities. The restaurant´s menu is very limited and there just few restaurants around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit Playa Grande and stay at Hotel Bula Bula. About 10 of us had dinner at The Great Waltini restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic. The staff was attentive and spoke perfect English which was especially helpful to those of us who did not speak Spanish. Great drinks, great, place and a hidden... More 

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Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Mosquitoes flowing through the window net holes. Bad matresses. Poor service, they left us completeley alone in the hotel and nobody to go to when there was no hot water to take a shower. The Great Waltinis was closed and no great cocktails for us. The owner has two parrots as pets, which I would prefer to see in the... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Hotel Bula Bula- which allows you to use their pool as long as you are a customer at their outdoor restaurant/bar. They had HUGE drinks, but most of all I loved that they would hail a water taxi for you to get to Tamarindo- an unexpected highlight of our trip. Water Taxi from Hotel Bula Bula Missed his name, but... More 

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Atlanta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was our 2nd trip to Playa Grande but our first to Bula Bula. We had such a lovely stay. Todd and Wallie are gracious hosts, the staff is fantastic, and the parrots and resident iguana were a nice addition! The rooms are very well appointed; comfortable beds, A/C and fan, dimmers on the lights (my husband loved that!), good... More 

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Address: Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bula Bula 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Bula Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande

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