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Hotel Cantarana

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Beach nearby, beach umbrellas, beach towels, beach yoga
Coffee shop
Standard Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing, rollaway beds
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine, pool views

Overview of Hotel Cantarana

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Hotel Cantarana

3.5 star property
3.5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

75 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Palm Beach Estates, Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, 50308
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping on weekdays
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Palm Beach Estates
  • Nicoya Peninsula - 1 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 22 min drive
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course - 25 min drive
  • Tamarindo Beach - 30 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 31 min drive
  • Playa Potrero - 31 min drive
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 34 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 76 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 162 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pico Bistro - 31 min drive
  • Nari - 31 min drive
  • Medusa Bar - 32 min drive
  • Agua Salada - 31 min drive
  • Patagonia Argentinian Grill & Restaurant - 32 min drive

About this property

Hotel Cantarana

At Hotel Cantarana, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or practice yoga, plus you'll have access to onsite surfing/body boarding. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and facials, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. Offering garden views, Bistro Cantarana serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say great things about the restaurant and beach location.


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach yoga
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Weekday housekeeping only
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials.


Bistro Cantarana - This poolside bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Cantarana Playa Grande
Hotel Cantarana
Cantarana Playa Grande
Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Cantarana Hotel
Hotel Cantarana Cabo Velas
Hotel Cantarana Hotel Cabo Velas

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Cantarana offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Cantarana does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Cantarana?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Cantarana?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 40 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Cantarana?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (29-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Cantarana and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like surfing and beach yoga. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Hotel Cantarana also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Cantarana?
Yes, Bistro Cantarana offers international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining.
Does Hotel Cantarana have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Hotel Cantarana like?
Hotel Cantarana is a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 4 minutes' walk from Grande Beach.







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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed our stay, very peaceful and access to great surf just a few steps away!
Jennifer, 7-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathy, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I was ripped off! Hotel was unattended, literally nobody there. No security, no reception, no restaurant, no service of any kind. Opened the gate for us and just let us there. Completely unsafe! Had to leave after the first night.
Carlos, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a lovely small hotel - beside a truly spectacular beach and close to a wildlife diverse and abundant mangrove estuary - we were at the end of our month long trip to costa rica - traveling with my two kids - so we very much enjoyed the pool - perfect!, and the restaurant great food and lovely staff- all hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful - There is also a cafe where we enjoyed morning coffee. We did encounter a few problems and they were dealt with, maybe not efficiently, but to great satisfaction. The check in was a little atypical - as the reception is shared with the next hotel along - but self check in instructions were clear, and we were even attempting to check in early - and all was made very easy for us! A wonderful experience in this beach/jungle paradise!
Sand, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The food was amazing-- try their breakfast avocado egg toast and grilled tuna salad...OMG!!! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Be mindful property is NOT right on the beach, but it is a short 3 minute walk away. Beach is beautiful and relatively quiet. Also know that the beach closes at 6pm (sunset) to protect the turtles, but if you have transportation, you can easily get to restaurants/bars in Playa Grande (5 min drive) or either town of Tamarindo or Brasilito (20 min in either direction).
MALCOLM, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved this little hotel! Spent 9 days here at the beginning and end of our tour around the Nicola Peninsula. Clean and tidy. Low key. Great little restaurant with excellent food and service. The people make the place - Gabriellla and the other staff were friendly and helpful. Short walks to the beach and good consistent surf! If we get back to Playa Grande sometime we will definitely stay here again
Neil, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel Cantarana is a beautiful little gem of a place in Playa Grande, we will for sure be coming back! Our room had a little kitchenette, which was a nice surprise. Very quiet and the staff were all lovely to work with.
Greta, 1-night family trip
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