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Hotel Bula Bula

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3.0 of 5
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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was fresh and delicious, the staff at the bar and restaurant was very friendly and helpful. Nacho chips are made fresh, served nice and warm. Blackened Snapper was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. Can't wait to return and try other items on the menu.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 5 nights on the advice of friends who visited 5 years ago. It's a small place with a nice layout and a really chill vibe. For example, the pool is open 24 hours, they just ask that you're quiet about it. Our room was really clean and comfortable. Lots of hooks to hang towels and wet beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A beautiful small hotel set in the estuary and minutes from playa grande beach..local staff and local art in the rooms a real costa rica experience..yet at the bar you meet people from all over the world..cool people just know where to go...todd and wally the owners are available to make you feel at home...had a rental car problem and... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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 February 1, 2015

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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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
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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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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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