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“Amazing Spot - A true Gem and great value”
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La Marejada Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Playa Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Spot - A true Gem and great value”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We loved our stay at La Marejada!! Where do I even start?
It's hard to find an affordable and quaint place to stay but La Marejada ticks all of the boxes. The rooms are clean and updated with a little terrace to have an evening cocktail or read your book. The second floor units are a little bit more private than the first floor rooms.The pool is very clean and there are hammocks througout the property to relax (if the ocean isn't your thing). The location can't be beat with just a short (2 minute) walk to the beach. There is a little restaurant to satisfy all of your cravings - I would highly recommend the fish tacos and tuna tartare.
Gail (owner) is very friendly and is happy to help organize tours, surf boad rentals, and taxis to and from the airport (and her prices are well below everywhere else).

We loved our vacation so much that we're thinking about making it an annual trip. Places like this are few and far between so if you're lucky enough to stay here, enjoy it!!!

Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor are more private than the first floor rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cody, Wyoming
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at La Marejada just one night as they were booked the rest of our time there. I am glad we did. It is a small piece of property but has all the essentials. The beds were comfortable, shower nice - although it was a hand-held shower unit so not as easy as a standard shower. The pool outside was refreshing after our time at the beach. And there were ample outdoor showers and hoses to rinse off all of our beach stuff at the end of the day. There are also lines to hang wet bathing suits, etc. My favorite part of this hotel is the restaurant. The food was delicious and affordable. La Marejada is right next door to Rip Jack and enjoys easy beach access through a 3 minute trail. It is also only about a 5 minute walk to the Frijole Surf Shop for surf and boogie board rentals. All in all I recommend this place without reservation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Just got home from a great vacation in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. We stayed at La Marejada Hotel for a few days. The place is very clean, the beds are comfy, the rooms are simple, but tastefully decorated, the pool is adequate, refreshing and clean, friendly staff, and best of all, it's a short walk to the beach. The restaurant has a sushi night and it's fresh and delicious and don't forget to order a mango or papaya smoothie before going anywhere. The owner Gail is wonderful and accommodating. She gave us tips about the waves and the area and even lent us a boogie board, umbrella and a blanket! She also helped us book our shuttle/taxi ride to the airport. Really nice lady and nice hotel. I'll recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Just got back from 10 days at la Marejada in Playa Grande and have to say it was the perfect beach vacation. The room are simple and very clean, beds are super comfortable. Big surf destination and met lots of friendly travellers along the way. The owners, Gail and Marco, were so wonderful helping us to book tours and navigate the local area. Perfect for surfers - especially those just learning - location is so close to the beach which is vast and tranquil. Warm Pacific waters are far calmer than the Caribbean side. The hotel staff was fantastic!!! Meyling, Margarita, Christian and Manuel kept us very well fed...have never eaten better on a holiday and prices were far better than any other restaurant we ate at, though the food was quite good everywhere we ate.
Loved Costa Rica and would recommend this hotel to any traveller who is looking for a more intimate hotel experience with a staff that really cares to make your holiday a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

My mom and I recently came back from our time in Costa Rica (sad face) and we began our trip at La Marejada. It was FANTASTIC in every way. Gail, Marco and the team at La Marejada were kind and helpful with all of our questions, scheduling and beach needs. I cannot recommend this place more highly to anyone looking for a relaxed place to stay. It was far enough away from Tamarindo to feel quiet and seclusion but close enough to beep bop into town for some activities and fun. Just go. You will be happy that you did!

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed equally awesome. I did like being on the second floor though with the higher ba...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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south windsor ct
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights back in January 2010. This hotel saved our vacation in Playa Grande (we checked out of another hotel after one night).
The room was very clean and nicely decorated. Very close to the beach. The owners were very helpful and very nice (we walked in asking for a room without a reservation).
Would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spokane
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Spent 2 weeks in CR early December 2013 and this was our favorite place for quite a few reasons. Gail was super helpful with getting us settled in, set up surf lessons and set the bar pretty high for the rest of the trip. The room was comfortable and we got our best nights sleep here. The restaurant served great food, breakfast was delicious and the fish tacos were the best we had during our trip. This was probably the only place that we actually felt like we were in Costa Rica. If you are planning a trip to Playa Grande, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Marejada Hotel
Address: 200m Sur de Minae, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#4 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Marejada Hotel, located in the quiet town Playa Grande is a hotel for surfers and beach goers alike. The hotel is located a quick walking distance to the white sand beach of Playa Grande. Our on site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner focusing on fresh, homemade food made with the best local ingredients available. The property itself is shaded with mature palms, has an inviting pool to cool off in, as well as hammocks for relaxing outside in the tropical ambiance. The rooms are simple, clean, and stylish, with A/C, hot water, and comfortable beds and linens. The surrounding national park ensures an experience for nature lovers and gives a tropical sleepy charm to the area. ... more   less 
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