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Hotel Cantarana

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Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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saskatoon, saskatchewan, canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended our two-week visit to Costa Rica, Nicoya Peninsula, at Hotel Cantarana. We spent one night here, but wished we had spent more time. This is a 5-room hotel situated in Palm Beach Estates - in a residential area. This hotel, along with another small hotel, a sweet cafe and a grocery store make up the amenities in this... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delightful visit we had at Hotel Cantanara. Lioba, hotel manager, was prompt in responding to our booking questions and arranging the airport shuttle. The grounds were well tended, the pool was clean and our room was ready for an early check-in. The restaurant was a great choice for breakfast and the dinner we had was tasty. Even with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with my girlfriend for a very romantic few days. We just loved this place! The room was well appointed and very clean. The grounds were very nice and the beach was a very short stroll away. They provided beach chairs that have backpack straps so we could pick any spot on the Gigantic and deserted Playa Grande. Coffee and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights having been traveling for just over 2 weeks. I absolutely loved Costa Rica and playa grande was no different. The hotel was just perfect for what we wanted, really quiet, with beautiful gardens a short stroll from a really quiet but beautiful beach. Lioba who was running the hotel was really helpful and welcoming.... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Cantarana with 3 people: two adults and our 10 year old daughter. It is a small property (5 rooms) with a great restaurant and its own pool, an easy walk to a beautiful large beach and a 15 minute walk + 2 minute boat ride away from the town of Tamarindo. The room was nice, though over... More 

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

Thank you Ankie for taking the time and write us such a detailed review. It was really nice to meet you and our family, hopefully you will be back soon. More 

San Francisco
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We really enjoyed ourselves here. Very nice rooms that are well kept, great staff, and a pretty nice breakfast to boot. Its very close to the beach, and down the dirt road on the quieter side of Playa Grande. I'd recommend an AWD vehicle if you head that way, but not 100% needed. Also - WIFI is a little spotty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I truly enjoyed staying at this hotel. With only 4 units, it is small and private. The staff were friendly, and the breakfast at the attached restaurant was fantastic. It was only a 5 minute walk to the beach (which was virtually empty every time we went), and you could hear the waves crash at night from outside the room.... More 

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

Thank you Patricia! We hope to see you again soon, it was so nice to meet you! More 

Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

beautiful hotel close to the beach and with a pool in front of the rooms. the staff was very friendly and gave us some recommendations for our further trip. the food at the restaurant which belongs to the hotel was exceptional same as the breakfast. the laundry service for $15 is worth the price.

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

Thank you for taking the time and writing us a review. It was nice to meet you! Pura Vida! More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We didn't make a reservation for this hotel as we wanted to keep our options open. We liked it so much, we stayed 4 nights. It is a bit far from town and the dirt roads have plenty of potholes, but it's worth the drive. That also makes it necessary to have a car, although a shuttle or taxi would... More 

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

Thank you so much for your warm words about our small piece of paradise. It was such a pleasure to meet you, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have stayed 3 nights here. Had a great time and would highly recommend it. The room was clean and pleasant, with porch to relax in the afternoon. Lioba was a terrific host, helping set us with local guides, recommending places to go to and giving advice in general. The location is also superb, with a pool between the coconut... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time and writing us this review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Pura Vida! More 

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