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Hotel Playa Negra

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Negra | Paraíso, Santa Cruz 5150, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
Michael332014 Seattle, Washington
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

On a trip to Costa Rica we were looking for a true beach experience. Hotel Playa Negra offered just that with their picturesque bungalows or cabinas. Howler monkeys wake you in the morning and there is constant butterfly activity. Large flocks of brown pelicans cruise just above the waves. The beach is beautiful and is a surfer haven for both... More

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Montréal, Québec
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The huts of the hotel are very nice and cozy, I had A/C in my room, couldn't of done it without. Although, the surf shop and restaurant/bar are really bad. First the restaurant, the service is very very slow, the food is good but they forgot my orders twice which is pretty annoying. Waiting one hour for a burger is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed late June and booked the older rooms without A/C, which was fine with the overhead fan. The room is minimal but comfortable and clean. Shower was also OK and internet good enough for skype and streaming. Food at the restaurant is good but depends on what you order and the staff is very friendly. It is pricier than... More

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SF Bay
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My boyfriend & I came here for surf. I so wanted to like this place. I really do. I get that it's simple, minimal, and for surfers in mind who normally don't care for luxury amenities (as explained to me by my surfer bf). First of all, this is not a 4 star nor 5 star resort as some other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Playa Negra is a sleepy surf town and Hotel Playa Negra is the place to stay. It is an easy drive from Liberia airport, close to many beaches. There is a pool, surf shop and open-air restaurant. The Cabinas can ft 4 though most comfortable for 2 people. They have an indoor/outdoor feel and you are very close the the... More

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Vashon Washington, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed in a house nearby and patronized the hotel restaurant repeatedly. Great place to watch surfers, while dining and refreshing under the thatched hut. It was a great mix of locals, Brasilians, Americans, French, and Germans swirling in multinational conversations. The Patacones had a wonderful fresh salsa on each slice, artfully arranged. Typical local breakfast was wholesome and fresh.... More

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Escazu, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Nice and relaxing beach front hotel! Cool atmosphere! Good restaurant and great friendly Staff. located 25 minute drive from Tamarindo and many othe amazing beaches, Avellanas, Nosara, Samara, Playa lagarto etccc Worthwhile visiting the place

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Hotel Playa Negra was recommended to us by friends - and I can't thank them enough! This beautiful place couldn't have been better. Tranquility, laidback atmosphere, great people, great food, wonderful view of the ocean, surfers, locals using the beach as a second livingroom, the water, the pool - but most of all - a winderful staff, that makes you... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in one of the large adjoining houses (Casa Ganesha) which gave us access to the pool and restaurant. We were simply allowed to run a tab for our two week stay. The pool was slightly warmer than the 80 degree ocean, and was yet a refreshing experience from the 90+ heat. The restaurant is very, very laid back.... More

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Everett, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A great place to stay that is off the beaten track and close to several excellent beaches for surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, and beach walking. We stayed two nights in the suite bungalow which was very accommodating for our needs. Ants in previous posts: My suggestion is don't keep food inside or leave stuff in the waste baskets (it... More

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Address: Playa Negra | Paraíso, Santa Cruz 5150, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Santa Cruz
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Playa Negra 3.5*
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