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Hotel Cantarana

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Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although we visited last October, we remember the great time we had at Hotel Cantarana like it was yesterday, and continue to recommend it to everyone we hear is planning a trip to Costa Rica. The Hotel is located in a sleepy neighborhood, but everything you need or want is a short walk away. More dining and sight seeing options... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The folks at the Cantarana took such excellent care of us all week. From organizing rides from the airport, to making sure we were perfectly comfortable in our room and at the property, top providing great advice on things to do while in Playa Grande...it was all perfect. The pool and location were highlights for us. My wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I really loved my stay in hotel Cantarana in Playa Grande. It's beautiful, quite, peaceful, clean with AC, fridge in the room. The pool is amazing and the girl at the desk is adorable. Breakfast are included in the price. Very delicious! And the restaurant is open at night for dinner. The chef is so good! The food is amazing.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights in May of 2015. Everything was great, room was spotless and very comfortable; refrigerator in the room, nice hot water, good wifi, satellite TV, very comfortable beds, great spot to relax on the balcony. Grounds were well manicured, pool was warm and pristine, iguanas and owls remind that nature is all around. Free beach equipment... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 5 night in early April, and really enjoyed our time here. It is a very quaint, very relaxed place, and the owners are very accommodating. Here's the breakdown: LOCATION: Easy enough to get to directions-wise, but the last 8 or so kilometers are on a rough unpaved road. A 3 minute walk to... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Small and quiet Hotel with excellent service. Excellent choice to relax, enjoy nature, just 5 minutes walking distance to Playa Grande. The Staff at the Hotel is very nice and always ready to help and give advice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband, 15 year-old daughter and I had a wonderful stay here for 3 nights in March. The hotel is relaxingly low-key, but is very efficiently run by Lioba. She's unfailingly cheerful and genuinely helpful. Having selected this hotel and Playa Grande because my husband and I like peaceful, small places with unspoiled nature, I was concerned that our daughter... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I spent the most relaxing four nights from February 28- March 3rd., at Hotel Cantarana. The rooms are very private and well appointed with a large bathroom. Although the pool might be small it was a great spot to cool off after a day in the sun. The staff are friendly and very attentive. Breakfast is included... More 

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I returned to Hotel Cantarana on this, our second trip to Costa Rica. We chose this hotel originally because it appeared to be a beautiful, quiet and friendly place. And it is. We had the same room as last year and it was a thrill to see just as it was last year. The staff is friendly... More 

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Nyack, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This hotel, with only five rooms, in a residential area of sleepy Playa Grande, was a perfect way to start our vacation in CR. I gave it 4 stars because I reserve 5 stars for outstanding places. The rooms were clean but sparse, with a parade of small antes in the shower. Not that big a deal, but not 5... More 

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