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Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

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Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

I have decided to stay in the Tamarinda area and also am considering Playa Grande so where is a reasonable and nice lace to stay in either area. Thanks~

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1. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

In about a week we'll be staying at Casa Bambora in Tamarindo:

http://casabambora.com/

I've read really GOOD things about them and will give my review when we come back.

Good luck.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

Tamarindo and Playa Grande are both great places to visit, but it really depends on what you want. Grande is MUCH smaller than Tamarindo in regards to shops, restaurants and bars. However, because of that, you also get a much more relaxed vibe, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo.

Here are a bunch of rental options for that area with a variety of budgets: http://www.villascostarica.com/indexta.htm

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

Hotel Las Tortugas...Louis Wilson great person...nice little hotel...good prices...

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4. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

Visit www.todotama.com great info about Tamarindo, Grande and bear by areas.

Have a nice trip to Paradise.

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5. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

I recommend Hotel Capitan Suizo in Tamarindo. It's a great property.

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6. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

i have stayed in both areas. i prefer tamarindo because their is a little more selection of restaurants for dinner, etc. playa grande has a great beach and if you do go out for a meal ithink you should eat at rip jack inn. the food is great and its nice place to relax and get out of the sun.. i think p.g. is a lilltle sleepy and at nite there is not much to do but if you want quiet playa grande is a great place

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7. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

villa alegre in tamarindo

small , owners operate the place , beach front ...... nice

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8. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

sueño del mar in tamarindo

Bula Bula in playa grande

hotel las tortugas is playa grande

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9. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

I would stay in Playa Grande and go visit Tamarindo one day. Playa Grande is more relaxed and tranquil. Tamarindo is a nice beach with a Mexican border town feel IMO.

Hotel Cantarana is a great place to stay and they have an incredible breakfast included every morning.

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10. Re: Places to stay in Playa Grande and Tamarindo

I've stayed in both places and Playa Grande, although quiet, was a bit too quiet. Tamarindo you have the option of different restaurants, bars, etc. I like to stay just 5 minutes out of town at Hotel Captain Suizo so I get the quiet but also am in close proximity to everything when I want it. :-)

Hope this helps!

Wendy, La Fortuna, CR