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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Marea Brava is awesome!!!! Not sure what else there is to be said! The condos with balconies overlooking beautiful Playa Hermosa allow views of the waves in the morning and the best sunsets I've ever seen in the evening. You are just steps away from the beach or pools! One of which has a swim up bar!! The hotel feels... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We began our week long trip having booked a stay at another place on Hermosa beach which turned out to be an absolute disaster. We checked every place along the beach for a change of accommodations and the last place we looked, at the end of the street (very private and secluded) was Marea Brava!!! Man, did we hit the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I don't know where to start on how great Marea Brava is. All the staff make you feel at home and loved and take care of your every need on the double!! The Rooms are clean HUGE i mean HUGE!!!!!!!!!! and some with balcony's over looking the beach and that Sunset every night. All rooms have working AC units all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

This is the nicest place I've ever stayed in Costa Rica! The air conditioning, the people, the service, the nice showers and much more. It's a perfect place to stay to enjoy a clean, fun time in Costa Rica. Jaco is just 10 min away if u want to go out at night but if u want to just enjoy... More

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Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 10 days. I shared a room with 3 other people and we all had plenty of room and huge balcony overlooking the ocean. Two pools, one big one small. The big one tends to get crowded on weekends. I saw so many macaws flying overhead and tons of pelicans. Walking distance to many restaurants which I liked... More

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Marea brava is my one and only place to stay when visiting Costa Rica. I just visited and can say that it was my best trip that I have ever had there. The staff was was so nice from the minute we arrived. Keynar at the front desk upgraded me and my wife to the penthouse with the beach view... More

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Also Known As:
Marea Brava Playa Hermosa
Marea Brava Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa
Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marea Brava 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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