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Playa Grande

Hotel Cantarana

Palm Beach Estates 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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 Bistro 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. Our extremely accommodating staff will always be more than happy to help you with anything you need from tour booking to make Cantarana a home away from home. Surfing is only one minute away from our front door and perfect for all level of surfers. We offer surf lessons and board rentals. Thank you for choosing us Cantarana Team
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Free internet
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Car hire
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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My husband Joe and I had a wonderful time at Hotel Cantarana. The staff is excellent! They were so warm and friendly that it felt more like we were staying with friends. The restaurant had delicious food and fun Happy Hours. The lowkey beach is just a short walk away. We will definitely be back!
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Response from Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana
Responded 1 week ago
Hola Tara! Thank you so. much for your review! We really appreciated you and your husband spend good holidays with us! Hope to see you again! Pura Vida Fede
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We stayed 6 nights in this small 4 bedrooms hotel and it felt like home. Playa grande is a huge beautiful and empty beach located very close from Tamarindo for people who need shops and party. Just walk 10 minutes on the beach and take a boat for 1$ to cross the river. Then you are in Tamarindo. Cantarana hotel is quiet, clean and beautiful, the food is amazing and the staff very kind. Don't miss the fish taco for lunch. It was delicious. We live in Costa Rica and this place is going to be our favorite get away for week-ends from now on. Thank you and see you soon. Helene, Gaelle and Didier
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Response from Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana
Responded Sep 16, 2019
Hola, Thank you so much for choosing us!!! We are glad you like our quiet and relax beach! Thank you for your good comments about our Bistro food! Hope to see you again! Pura vida Fede
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It’s a good idea to stay in Playa Grande instead of Tamarindo unless you love hucksters selling useless crap, whisteling every 10 meters.And it’s a good idea to stay at Hotel Cantarana if you seek a little peace. Only 5 rooms, a generous and well-managed pool + garden area, a restaurant open 6 days a week. Close to a little supermarket and the fantastic Cafe mar azul. The beach is within walking distance, and it’s a beach with lots of space and very few people. Also close to the national park with guided boat tours. You can order massage or surfing lessons. Food is good but not outstanding. Rooms are good, considering it’s a 3-star hotel. Best is the combination of AC and ceiling fan! Cleaning is impeccable. It would score 5 stars with a slightly better restaurant, but still this is a very good hotel in a very nice spot. Recommended!
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Response from Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana
Responded Jul 2, 2019
Hello!! Thank you for your time sharing your experience! We are happy you choose us and spend quality time in our Hotel and paradise! We always want to see our guest feedback to improve every day! Se you next time! Pura vida Federico
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Wonderfully friendly boutique hotel. Took my son on a surf holiday as a graduation gift. Great pool and rooms and food! Couldn’t have been more pleased! Wonderful beach across the road. Free breakfast and delicious omelet. Mostly just great staff and privacy and clean and friendly and accommodating. Very relaxing. Highly recommend it but don’t tell EVERYBODY! Lol
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Response from Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana
Responded Jun 3, 2019
Hello Holly! Thank you for your review! We are really happy you had a great time with us and you will recommend us! Hope to see you again! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville
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This 5 room hotel is a great value for its location and amenities. The staff were so friendly with a special shout out to Lauren, Mikey, Mario and Ker; they made our stay exceptional. The rooms were clean and well kept and the pool area perfect. Private beach access was excellent.
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Response from Federico d, Gerente at Hotel Cantarana
Responded Jun 4, 2019
Hello, Thank you for your time reviewing us! We are glad you enjoy our paradise and our staff take good care of you in your stay! Hope to see you again! Pura vida
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$88 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cantarana
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cantarana?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (1.5 miles), Papaya Con Leche (1.5 miles), and Black Stallion Eco Park & Estates (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cantarana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Cantarana?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cantarana?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cantarana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Breaking Bread, Black Stallion Cafe & Surf Saloon, and Antichi Sapori Sicilian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Cantarana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Cantarana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cantarana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Is Hotel Cantarana accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.