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Nosara Playa Garza Hotel

Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Nosara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014
Andrew J New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After a long days drive, we were welcomed in good spirits by Uri, Guido and Nacho, the resident staff. They made this stay most enjoyable. Uri definitely promoted a relaxed, familiar vibe in the place, and ran it well. He helped us out with horseback riding on the quiet beach, though the horses could've been better selected. Guido is a... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Playa Garza itself is very small and with few people, which is often just what I'm looking for. It comes complete with a nice beach for walking and swimming, and occasionally surfing. I called Playa Garza Hotel home for a few weeks, and am so happy that I did. The service feels more like friendship, which is just what I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I would suggest this place to anybody! The hotel is very nice and clean, really close (50 meters!) to the wonderful beach of Playa Garza. The food was great and the pizza amazing (I'm Italian, you can trust me!). The bathroom was very comfortable and the shower was the best one I found on Costa Rica (with hot water!). But... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I just got back from a study abroad program traveling around and exploring Costa Rica. Honestly, when our group was heading here I was not expecting much from this small hotel. I was totally wrong and staying here for only two days was one of the best experiences I have had traveling internationally. Playa Garza Hotel is the perfect place... More

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Hotel Playa Garza is an oasis hidden on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. For those who wish to hold up in an expensive resort and never see the real Costa Rica, stop reading now. You others with the adventuring heart well love the step back in time to what it was like when only surfers traveled the coast... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We've travelled a lot and normally stay in places that have a higher price tag and a bit more luxury but wanted to start our trip in a less touristy area than Samara Beach and we were lured in by all the positive trip advisor reviews. We had to see what all the hype was about. We were greeted by... More

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

These guys might have been best hosts in Costa Rica. Super friendly, love what they do. The hotel was clean and welcoming, the pool was excellent, and its right next to the beach. The only downside is Playa Garza is a small town (very small). If you're looking for a nice calm tranquil place, this is it. Great spot for... More

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is really a hostel with a hotel price tag. Food is OK. Mattresses are old and uncomfortable. There was a bad smell coming out of the sink and shower drain. Staff does not behave appropriately...you can see the guys on their pajamas at 9am and smoking all day! They also charge more if you pay with credit card...which is... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I didn't stay at the hotel, but kept returning to the restaurant for the fresh seafood pastas! Run by a gregarious Italian named Yuri, the menu is decidedly Italian, almost entirely pizza and pasta. The special of the day is always fresh, and depends entirely on which fish was caught that morning. Less than a 5 minute walk from Garza... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

You're a fellow traveler if you prefer a Tico fishing village, beautiful beach, soulful staff, funky ambience, and spacious rooms with nice linens. Only downsides are sporadic water in hotel and no surfing in Garza. If you prefer shopping, etc., I don't recommend. But if you're a fellow traveler, I highly recommend!

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Address: Playa Garza, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
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Hotel Playa Garza is a nice, quiet and clean hotel at only 50 m from the beach. There are 4 standard room with a/c, private bathroom, and hot water, 2 apartments with kitchen, private bathroom and hot water. There is one nice swimming pool, Italian restaurant with all kinds of pasta and pizza. The room and apartment can be rented for long term with better price. ... more   less 
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