Clean, bright and nicely appointed rooms. The efficient AC in the room was welcomed after a hot day at the beach. The grounds are immaculate with a lovely shaded pool area. With only five rooms and a limited number of guests, we felt welcomed as part of the family. The restaurant served the best food we had on our Costa Rican holiday. We were able to bring back Mahi Mahi after a fishing trip from Tamarindo and the chef at Hotel Cantarana prepared a gourmet three-course feast for us. Absolutely fantastic - dish presentations and flavours were perfect! The breakfast included in the price was more than sufficient to get us through to dinner most days.
Playa Grande was nearly deserted and we enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets and beach walks. We were so grateful to have booked in this area instead of the noisy, congested and dusty Tamarindo area. No vendors on Playa Grande and very clean, but no shade available on the beach so the hot sun got a bit much for us after a few hours. We were grateful to be able to come back to the pool at Cantarana to cool off.
Above all, Sabine and Marco are so friendly and more than accommodating. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. We highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for quiet, peaceful and classy accommodations and we can't wait to return.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande