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Hotel Bula Bula

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Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Gates, Oregon
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel Bulu Bula is tucked away along Tamrindo Estuary. The staff are outstanding and very helpful with the language, and suggestions, directions. Todd, the proprietor, was very helpful in making my reservations and recommending suggestions. Walter was very efficient my check-in and helpful with recommendations. The grounds are beautiful with tropical plants and palms. Nestled in among the plants and... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got a last minute extension in CR due to weather in the states and found an amazing place at Hotel Bula Bula. The 5 minute walk to the biggest beach we'd ever even came close to seeing was absolutely awe inspiring! The room is simple, but the room isn't why you're in CR. I'd highly recommend staying here if... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been back in Newport, RI for a week now from after our 4th vacation in Playa Grande and are already thinking about our next trip there. Although we rent a house when we come and haven't stayed at Bula Bula, we have continued to return often each time to the Great Waltinis' for their delicious food, wonderful drinks... More 

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Burbank, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Esplandor Tamarindo, 3 nights at Bula Bula. Night and Day. We will come back to Bula Bula. Take the canoe or kayak early in the morning. Check out the flamingo guitar player at Seven. 25 years old. crazy good. Staff is super friendly and helpful.

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Thank Danny H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this secret place out of the hustle & bustle of Tamarindo. The Waltini was so yummie, if you like Cosmo martinis you will enjoy this drink. I recommend the petite filet, it was wonderful & cooked just as I ordered it. The pasta primavera was also I delightful choice. ( hubby added shrimp on top) We will be back,... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 10 spent part of our winter break at this fabulous establishment. The owners Todd and Walter really went out of their way to welcome us and make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. The beds are incredibly and unexpectedly comfortable. It was quiet at night near our rooms, yet plenty going on in the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not stay at the hotel so this is a review of the excellent restaurant. The chef and. Much of the staff have worked their many years which is always a good sign. I ordered the broiled tuna which was delicious and the portion was very large. The chips which are baked in house were also very good. The... More 

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bula, Bula is a great place. Friendly people,to name a few (Victor, Arnesta, Walter) great food, awesome pool to cool off in. We were there for Christmas and New Years and the fireworks were amazing. They also gave us champagne at midnight. Great people who made you feel very welcomed.

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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Bula Bula is a wonderful gem. Why go to overcrowded Tamarindo when you can enjoy this hidden hotel on the next beach over. Playa Grande has it all - beautiful sunsets, gorgeous sand and scenery -- with very few people in comparison. And if you want to go shopping or bar hopping in Tamarindo it is just a short... More 

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Halifax Region, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while waiting for friends who were on a kayak tour. Service was great and the tres leche I had was delicious. The hotel looks very peaceful and well kept. If I ever stay in Playa Grande, this would be the place I choose. Playa grande is a large beach, great surfing. Maybe not for the beginner but for... More 

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