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Marea Brava
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

What a great place.Right on the beach,huge wonderful pool ,great rooms.We had a condo and it was great.No problems anytime day or night when we were there.Would come back again.Good staff.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

After the first couple of days staying at Marea Brava we were blown away by its beauty. Unfortunately that ended once the sun went down. There is a "bar" outside the main pool that is used as a brothel when certain Americans come into town. If it wasnt for this, I would 100% recommend this hotel. Point being this needs to be exposed and addressed by the owner of the hotel to ensure a safe stay for future families. Also, if you plan on swimming in the ocean, the currents and rips are wayy too strong for even the best swimmers. The Tico staff is wonderful and did whatever they could to accomodate our concerns but certain Americans as usual tend to spoil the trip. Please be careful. Pura Vida

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Such a beautiful place but because of management bringing in prostitutes, I could never recommend this hotel. During the day Marea Brava is a wonderful resort but at night it is frightening. Condoms thrown over the balcony and prostitutes brought in at night where there was drug dealing and an assault of one of the prostitues. We had to leave and go to another hotel because of the fear we felt. I would never recommend this for families.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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15  Thank mama126
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Reviewed April 3, 2010

my husband and i were recomened to MAREA BRAVA.by a familly member. we stayed 4 days and 3 nights. the room was huge. the staff and service was great. but the view they provided was breath takeing..we WILL come back. and WE will tell our friends..thank you MAREA BRAVA...RUBEN AND ELOISA

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank woogie209
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MareaBrava, Gerente at Marea Brava, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Dear friend, thank you very much for your warm review. It make us feel very proud to be part of the short list of savvy travelers like you and make us work even harder to stay as close as we can to excellency. . We hope to see you back soon with us. Have a great day. info@mareabravacostarica.com

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Reviewed March 17, 2010

Needed to relocate after air conditioner failed at previous hotel. Alex showed us two rooms, both within our (modest) budget. Pros: Great location on a quiet cul de sac away from the busy main road. Safe parking, attentive staff, 24-hour security, clean cozy rooms (we could have chosen a HUGE 3-bedroom suite but we were sticking to a leaner budget), short walk to the Jungle Surf Cafe and others, great surf location. Cons: Budget linens, funky shower flowed hot on LOW setting only, and then not for very long, no safe in room, not sure we got any maid service. Bottom Line: For the price, this place was clean, cool and comfortable, RIGHT on the beach, deserted (when we were there) and beautifully landscaped. This is now our GO TO destination on the Puntarenas Coast. Skip Jaco. Stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

The pool is not safe, we saw prostitutes in the Condos with Mexican clients, the Bar is too laugh, not for families, DO NOT TAKE your children’s there.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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6  Thank vanepu
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Stayed there over Christmas, great location but the service is awfull and the rates are too expensive compared to what the hotel offers, also the hotel stuff is unexperienced and unfriendly.
During my stay there I heard that they just got a new managment.

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5  Thank bahabihi
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Additional Information about Marea Brava

Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road | Playa Hermosa -Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $75 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marea Brava hotel and condos are located in Playa Hermosa (translation: "beautiful beach"). We have two pools, 24hr security, a bar, ATV tours, secured parking, wireless internet, beautiful gardens, beachfront location, air conditioning, maid service, and laundry service. We can arrange any number of exciting local tours and excursions right from our concierge desk. There are (2) one bedroom hotel rooms and (5) two bedroom hotels rooms. The beachfront penthouse condo is uniquely decorated & located on the top floor. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marea Brava Playa Hermosa
Marea Brava Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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