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Hotel Cantarana

3.5-star beach hotel with outdoor pool, near Tamarindo Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Rs6,790

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Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, 50308, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9.0.Superb.
  • Stay away

    Apr 29, 2021

  • It was a great experience being in this hotel. The garden and pool are amazing. The…

    Sep 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Palm Beach Estates
  • Grande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 35 min walk
  • Ventanas Beach - 44 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Villa One Bedroom, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Palm Beach Estates
  • Grande Beach - 1 min walk
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park - 35 min walk
  • Ventanas Beach - 44 min walk
  • Conchal Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km
  • Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Marine Park - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Playa Zapotillal - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Playa Brasilito - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Tamarindo Beach - 10.7 mi / 17.2 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 12.9 mi / 20.8 km
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 14.5 mi / 23.4 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 76 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 26 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 121 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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Palm Beach Estates, Playa Grande, 50308, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Furnished patio

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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

Dining

Bistro Cantarana - This poolside bistro specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

On Site

  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 for adults and USD 9 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay

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.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

  • Hotel Cantarana Playa Grande
  • Hotel Cantarana
  • Cantarana Playa Grande
  • Cantarana
  • Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
  • Hotel Cantarana Hotel
  • Hotel Cantarana Playa Grande
  • Hotel Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Bistro Cantarana offers international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Sprout Food to Enjoy (8.6 mi), El Vaquero (8.6 mi), and Santa Rita Cafe (8.8 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (28-min drive) is 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.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Stay!

    Such a quiet, relaxing property. In walking distance to the beach with a few excellent restaurants on the route to and from. Staff was welcoming and accommodating. Food also excellent. I definitely recommend for a couple looking for a rejuvenating escape!

    Sam, 3 night trip, Mar 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our family stayed at Hotel Cantarana for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. All of the staff members were kind and welcoming. There is a restaurant on-site and three delicious breakfast options were included with the stay. There are not many other food options in the immediate area, so we ate most of our meals at the hotel but did venture over to Tamarindo on the water taxi for lunch and souvenir shopping one of the days. Playa Grande itself is stunning and we enjoyed watching the sunset in the evenings. Many activity options were available through their sister hotel, Hotel El Manglar, which is directly across from the beach access point and less than a 5 minute walk away from Hotel Cantarana. My 7 year old son and his father participated in a group surfing lesson and had an absolute blast. Surf boards were also available to rent.

    2 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing,clean ,safe. Food and bar great. Staff exceptional!!

    Margaret, 4 night trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Secluded Getaway- What are you looking for?

    A romantic getaway or surfer heaven a short walk from an amazing soft sandy beach with 9 foot tidal swings and great waves for beginners at one end, experts at the main break that is also super wide with zero rocks even at low tide. A lovely grounds for this property. Private patio's with table and chairs and hammock for each of the 5 rooms. So relaxing a setting. Restaurant on site! Great breakfast menu and options. Staff is great. Rooms with typical tropical flush plumbing (no paper), hot water for showers, ceiling fans and A/C. What they cannot control is that the beach is closed from 6pm to 5am due to it being a protected national park to protect the turtles. Limited places to walk to or from at night. Car is essential. Bumpy dirt road for access. Access to Tamarindo is either 40 minutes by car or a 35 minute journey by foot and only during the stated beach access hours and only with help of a local with a boat to cross the estuary where crocodiles frequent. Thus as a non surfer.. and wanting a night life for me 2 or 3 nights was enough to experience this lovely tropical setting.

    Victor, 9 night trip, Dec 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were so helpful, the restaurant food was delicious.......lovely little hotel!

    4 night trip with friends, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything is wonderful feel like you’re in the jungle

    1 night family trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Hotel Cantarana offers everything you need for a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica. The staff (Michael and Mario) were extremely helpful, welcoming and ready to answer any questions that you may have about the area. We arrived in an airport shuttle ($90 USD) that was arranged through the hotel (call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve) and did not need a car for the rest of the stay. Everything you need is within walking distance; restaurants, the beautiful Pacific Ocean, shopping and excursions in Tamarindo, water tours through the national park and a local convenience market can all be reached by foot. The hotel also offers an onsight restaurant/ bar that serves amazing fresh food and drinks for breakfast (free breakfast with your room), lunch and dinner. We listened to the howler monkeys in the trees every morning while we ate breakfast in the open-air restaurant. I highly recommend this hotel for your relaxing Guanacaste experience. Note: We felt very isolated when we first arrived but after only an hour of discovering the area, we fell in love with the hotel.

    4 night family trip, Jun 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    excelente

    Super perto da praia, bonito, limpo e excelente restaurante. Funcionários muito amaveis.

    Flavia, 2 night romance trip, Jun 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This was a great property and the staff was outstanding!

    3 night family trip, May 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic hideaway! The staff made us feel like family, the food was superb, the setting magnificent, and the beach was amazing. The small setting gave a delightful sense of privacy and "home." I am a surfer, and the Playa Grande waves were first class every day of our week's stay (early May). We will be back!

    Michael, 7 night family trip, May 6, 2019

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