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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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Cantarana. Unreal place for a relaxing few days to get away from it all. Great waves right down the street, and an awesome and mellow pool area on-site . The breakfast is included in the stay and is an excellent way to start the day.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We loved staying there. We Stayed for 5 days and wished to stay longer. It's a really good hotel, great facilities, clean, nice and intercultural staff, perfect Location, very close to the beach. The only thing I'd suggest the hotel is for the lady who cleans the room to clean under the bed, but that's all! I'd totally stay there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent three nights in this small, beautiful hotel on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Wonderful staff, great room with all the amenities (including AC, which was important to have there!), tasty food, nice pool. It was just a few minutes walk to the beach, small store, other restaurants, and estuary. The hotel arranged tours for us to see... More 

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Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Dear Linda, thank you so much for your warm words! We are very hapy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the beautiful nature and wildlife around us. More 

Fort Lee, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Was there from Jan 12th, 2015 thru Jan 19th, 2015. The 5 room hotel is great. Eay access to beach. Leoba the manager could not be more helpful and nice. She makes your stay great. It wad a pleasure to speak with her and get advise every day. The chef was increible. I pray he goes places in his life... More 

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woo88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed here in December for 8 days and had a fabulous time. There were two adults and a child which made for cozy quarters in the rooms that are properly meant for a couple alone. But if you want to experience a secluded hotel in a beautiful setting with beautiful beach access and not at a busy overcrowded resort... More 

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Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you so much to take the time writing us this great review! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family. They fixed the road not long after you left and we installed a wifi repeater to improve the wifi situation so there is wifi available now in all the rooms. We are aware of the ants,... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We continue to be enthralled with this property after our second stay. The hotel and grounds have a most intimate, relaxing and natural design. The rooms are nicely appointed with what you would expect in a hotel stateside. (Fridge, AC, Safe, TV) They offer free wireless internet in the common areas but during our stay, it didn't reach in the... More 

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