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Hotel Cantarana

Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Playa Grande
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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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Port Moody, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four adults stayed at Hotel Cantarana in March, 2014 for five nights. It was the perfect choice for us for this area. We didn't want the crowds and bustle of Tamarindo, so chose Playa Grande instead. So glad we did. The beach is beautiful and just one block from Cantarana along a quiet path. Very empty, soft... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here in March 2014 and had a spectacular experience. We just left one day ago, but loved the place so much I wanted to write our review now and I already want to go back! The location is fantastically quiet and relaxing, with a pretty pool and gorgeous gardens, but still very near (within a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my girlfriend in February of 2014. It made for the perfect, quiet and fun beach vacation. The hotel is a very relaxing place to spend time -either pool side or on a room patio (all of the rooms have outdoor patio spaces). There aren't very many units so it doesn't get busy, the garden is beautiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in January to see the turtles. The hotel is in a great setting close to beach in a small private development built in the woods. Although not close to Playa Grande it is in a really nice quiet setting with other hotels and restaurants close by . The rooms are of midsize with comfortable beds and excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We've spent the last week of February in hotel Cantarana and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Its location is perfect; very quiet and near an almost empty 3 mile beach. The hotel has a very good restaurant (try the tuna!) and friendly and capa ble staff (especially Lioba who makes you feel welcome very quickly with her warm hospitality). We will... More

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I visited Costa Rica last week for the first time and loved it. We chose Hotel Cantarana in Playa Grande and are glad we did. Small hotel with 5 rooms which was just perfect for us. Clean pool, plenty of comfort and beautiful landscaping. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful with any requests we had.... More

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Cantarana, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed not only our hotel, but also the beautiful area of Playa Grande and its surroundings. We would love to host you again should you pass through our area again. Pura Vida More

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Best part of the trip. the place is amazing, the staff is lovely. Even the wine at the local shop is of value (get the Malbac.) Really a nice place to stay. the only downside we had was with commute from airport (not a hotel shuttle). This hotel is NOT in Playa Grande, but in Palm, which is a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We really can't say enough about Marko and Savina and their hospitality. It was hard to believe the raving reviews. But from the friendly way that they interact with their guests to the heartfelt goodbye, you truly do feel like family. Of course, they also run a wonderful hotel. The grounds were always immaculate, including the pool, and Marko makes... More

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Hotel Cantarana is a lovely hotel for people who like peaceful surroundings, a beautiful beach within 3 min walk, a good restaurant and attentive young staff. You need a car to get around. Ask for the nice (and private) mangrove tour, really worth the money. Liitle shop within walking distance for the necessary things (sunblock...!). Buy a drink and walk... More

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Cantarana, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Dear Linda, thank you so much for your warm words! We hope to meet you again in our small Paradise! Pura Vida More

Charleston, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This place is incredible!!…Any kinks mentioned in reviews below have been worked out. The staff was great! Very friendly and super helpful and genuinely interested in their guest. Rooms were clean, beautiful grounds, fantastic food (breakfast included – great value) and beach a short walk away. They provide beach towels, chairs and umbrella complimentary. Staff also continually provided us with... More

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your review!! We always look forward to making our guests stay as unique, as comfortable and as memorable as possible. Thanks for celebrating your birthdays with us! Pura vida, Federico de Mezerville More

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Additional Information about Hotel Cantarana

Also Known As:
Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
Address: Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our small Boutique Hotel is situated in the Northwest of Guanacaste on a peninsula bordering directly on Marino Las Baulas National Park. We are 100m from the almost deserted endless beach of Playa Grande. In our beautiful double rooms & tropical garden you will find tranquility & relaxation in soothing seclusion. Our atmospheric restaurant invites you to tasty culinary excursions for your eyes and taste. Our experienced team looks after you with great care, doing their very best to make your holiday a pleasantly unforgettable one. ... more   less 
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