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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Long Branch, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot. Great owners. Great staff. I didn't stay at the hotel but I ate there 3 nights out of 7 and enjoyed it very much. The margaritas are huge. And the bar is liberal with the pour! :). Had an excellent time and love the people that work there and the locals that were super friendly.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year when I was visiting friends in Costa Rica, several times we went to Bula Bula "Great Waltini's" for happy hour and I swore that I would return to stay here. Back to Costa Rica to see my friends this year and two other friends came with me and are staying at Bula Bula and simply loving it. I... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We own a house in Palm Beach Estates near the hotel Bula Bula. When vacationing there we eat many meals at the restaurant. They have excellent food, great service, and love the bar! A relaxing fun place. We are in the process of remodeling our house and I needed a place to stay for 5 days. Todd and Wally, the... More 

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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande

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