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Hotel Cantarana

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playa Grande is Tamarindo’s quiet, restful neighbor. An easy $3.00/person boat ride across the estuary, from the crowds and all the usual atmosphere of the noisy, popular beach town. If you prefer to be close to a long, lonely beach, great for surfing, walking and shells, then try Cantarana on Playa Grande. Very tasteful rooms with TV. Large bathroom. Nice... More 

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Thank John K
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I looked for a nice, comfortable and friendly hotel and we found it! This hotel is the best spot in the area. The rooms are super clean, with a safety box, TV and Cable, great pool and a great garden area. There is another plus, the restaurant is amazing! Serving breakfast and dinner, the restaurant is really... More 

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Thank Camachoontheroad
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Super clean, spacious rooms. Comfortable bed, massive bathroom, air conditioning... so much luxury at this spot!! Also, this hotel has such good food and it's inexpensive too!! The upstairs bar /restaurant is super chill, the staff here are all very helpful and friendly people. It was a pleasure staying here and very affordable especially considering what you get for the... More 

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Thank symile
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Cantarana: one of the best hotels we have visited. Fully recommended!! We stayed there for a whole week during high season. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and easy to access. We liked the idea of staying at a small hotel (only five rooms) which gave us the opportunity to really enjoy the pool and all the surroundings. Every morning... More 

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Thank ire_unfried
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Amazing hotel and restaurant!!! Totally recommended for any occasion, anniversary, honey moon, vacations! The restaurant was excellent, food and service! We enjoyed the pool and happy hour!!! Also, the room was lovely! The bed was so comfortable we could've sleep all day! Gladly we didn't do that, otherwise we would've missed the amazing surroundings of Playa Grande!! Just one word...... More 

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Thank Karina D
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My bride and I decided on Hotel Cantarana for our Honeymoon after we heard rave reviews from my brother-in-law and his wife. And it exceeded our expectations! Just a two minute walk to a seemingly private beach, it's perfectly located for a romantic getaway. With a super great restaurant adjacent to the hotel (try the pizza and the Tuna Luna),... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The staff made everything they could to make us feel welcome, and were able to arrange activities for us with a moments notice (massages, horseback riding, surf lessons at their other hotel, Hote el Manglar) plus give us great advice for our next Costa Rican adventure. If you are looking for a non-touristy place to relax, meet some fine people,... More 

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1 Thank 805don
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I, along with our two teenage sons unanimously loved our stay at Hotel Cantarana. Located just minutes from the breathtaking and practically isolated stretch of Playa Grande, the rooms are spacious and clean, the grounds are well-kept and the breakfasts/dinners were very good. We rented bicycles and rode all around the surrounding areas, including up and down... More 

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Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We started our approx. 2 week trip in Costa Rica with our two year old toddler for a quick two nights at Hotel Cantarana in the Playa Grande area, and we really enjoyed our time there! The booking process was simple, and Lioba was so attentive and prompt with her answers we immediately felt comfortable. This hospitality was extended during... More 

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This was our third trip to Costa Rica and each time we have stayed at the Hotel Cantarana in Playa Grande. My wife and I love this hotel for many reasons. First off, a modest but delicious breakfast is included in your room rate. Fresh and tasty, just enough to get your day started, but not so much you feel... More 

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Cantarana, Front Office Manager at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Dear Wayne, thank you for spending your vacation with us! Having you guys returning every year is such a big compliment for us. See you again next year! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our small Boutique Hotel is situated in the Northwest of Guanacaste on a peninsula bordering directly on Marino Las Baulas National Park. We are 100m from the almost deserted endless beach of Playa Grande. In our beautiful double rooms & tropical garden you will find tranquility & relaxation in soothing seclusion. Our atmospheric restaurant invites you to tasty culinary excursions for your eyes and taste. Our experienced team looks after you with great care, doing their very best to make your holiday a pleasantly unforgettable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cantarana

Address: Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $67 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Cantarana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
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