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Marea Brava

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and we did not want to leave. Karla treated us very good, she was very nice. Service was excellent. We stayed in one of the condos. They have everything you need. The pool and beach are right there. We had an excellent stay. Thank you Marea Brava! We'll come back soon.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed here for a week earlier this month. I can't say enough about how beautiful this place is. There are 2 great pools and great places to lounge either in the sun or in the shade. The grounds are landscaped with gorgeous tropical trees and you are literally steps from one of the most amazing black sand beaches around.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The beach is expectacular, not so crowded. The hotel took our dog, so that was a plus, but the property needs a lot of maintenance, we enen had a leaking roof and the electric set up of the bathroom was really scary, the last night we were alone at the hotel and they turn down our electicity. Would not stay... More

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Mandan, North Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Well hotels in Costa Rica are not the same as the USA. That being said, this place was fabulous. The third floor condo offered superb views of the Pacific and amazing sunsets. Falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean is indescribable. The condo itself was huge (bigger than some apartments I've lived in). Also, they have nice kitchens with... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights! Excellent rates, super friendly staff. Loved the puppies and parrot!! If you are a surfer, great location in front of the beach!! And if you are not you can chill in one of their 2 pools!! No restaurants though, but staff would gladly let you use their phone and provide you with restaurant numbers!!... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Best place you could ever get at the Hermosa beach! It was for sure best money spent on renting a condo: great view, great service, great spot! Everything was great! Next time I'm coming to the Hermosa beach means I'm coming to Marea Brava. Pura vida, guys!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I wrote my last review of Marea Brava about a year ago. I was just there this past weekend and wanted to reiterate nothing has changed. And that is a good thing! Everyone is nice (guests, front desk, grounds people, housekeeping) and the landscaping and two pools are perfect. I always stay in one of the condos facing the ocean.... More

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I like the installations and the fact that the beach is near enough the surfers that you can see them far away doing their thing, but not close enough, so the beach it has been almost empty every time, which is great. The rooms are not the best, the AC it is pretty much set on, and you cannot change... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

What a great find! We were travelling through Costa Rica, and were visiting the Jaco area. We arrived on Superbowl weekend, and found some hotels to be fully occupied in Jaco. We decided to try Playa Hermosa, and are glad we did. We saw a sign for Marea Brava offering a special walk in price. We were offered a great... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I really love this place. The location is amazing, the rooms are big/cheap and there are great vibes from the staff. I stay at marea brava and surf conveniently in the front of the hotel. The view from the balcony is amazing and although everything is not as 5 star as would be expected on a lush vacation, the stay... More

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Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marea Brava 3*
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Also Known As:
Marea Brava Playa Hermosa
Marea Brava Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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Marea Brava hotel and condos are located in Playa Hermosa (translation: "beautiful beach"). We have two pools, 24hr security, a bar, ATV tours, secured parking, wireless internet, beautiful gardens, beachfront location, air conditioning, maid service, and laundry service. We can arrange any number of exciting local tours and excursions right from our concierge desk. There are (2) one bedroom hotel rooms and (5) two bedroom hotels rooms. The beachfront penthouse condo is uniquely decorated & located on the top floor. ... more   less 
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