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Hotel Bula Bula

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This gem is a boutique hotel on the protected Playa Grande. They offer amazing food at the Great Waltini's and the service is impeccable. I recommend this gem to anyone staying in Costa Rica. it is a must experience. I truly felt transported from the Hustle and bustle of ordinary life. If you get a chance to meet the owners,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Great getaway place! Lovely clean rooms, beautiful surroundings and great staff. Grace was a joy to deal with and chat to, and all the other folks were fantastic too. The surrounding area is amazing as well, and we particularly liked Playa Grande beach (who wouldn't, right). Grace also arranged a "turtle tour" for us which was great as well. We... More 

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Parkton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

What an awesome and relaxing stay at the Hotel Bula Bula. The room was great, and you can't beat the quality of the food and the hospitality that came with it. Having traveled all over Latin America over the past couple of decades, I can tell you that this was one of the best small remote hotel experiences I have... More 

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Visited as part of a wedding party and were totally impressed by the property and even more so by the friendliness and general hospitality of Grace, Maria, Ernesto, Victor (and some names that I've forgotten). All staff and management couldn't have been more hospitable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nice place great pool, staff friendly. Leaves from the tree fortunatly fall in the close good pool but staff cleans it fortunatly.... Just check you invoice at the restaurant, if they know it is your last night they may do some "mistake" on the restaurant bill !!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

What a great find. Todd booked us a water taxi from Tamarindo and it took about fifteen minutes to get there - fun trip at sunset with Ruben. Get there and the place is just great, fun, cozy and the boys on staff super playful and friendly. Dinner was really great - shrimp enchiladas, etc.... and the BEST frozen margarita... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Note: I have not stayed a the hotel, I have eaten in the restaurant. Hence I cannot value the rooms, but I do recommend the restaurant. Spending a few days at the beach in Playa Grande I wanted to eat fish - just fish, no bread around it, not drowned in a sauce, just grilled fish (a la plancha) with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop here as we took a small boat cruise of the river near Tamarindo. What a nice surprise on this very desolate and wilderness river ride. After seeing crocodiles, birds, lizards and even a swimming monkey, it was so fun to sit at the bar and enjoy ourselves. The two ladies who served us were extra-special... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We didn't stay here or eat here, but we biked here for the big drinks a couple of times. The kids loved the floats! Even more, they loved the parrot that they could pet and talk to. A fun place to go to.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

We lived down the street from Bula Bula for 5 months last winter and got to know everyone quite well. Our friends came to visit so we suggested this place and they just loved it. The friendly owners, staff and facility in general is awesome. Its nice to suggest a place and it turns out. Its not your big end... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside Tamarindo in the beach village and national park of Playa Grande. We offer the romantic, the surfer, and the active traveler a tropical oasis amid the tourist stops. Superior rooms with modern amenities compliment the elegant restaurant where exceptional seafood, steaks and local specialties are served. Friendly and attentive staff ensure your stay is a satisfying one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bula Bula

Address: Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $83 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bula Bula 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Bula Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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