Playa Grande, also known as Salinas, is a beach community on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica just north of Tamarindo. Playa Grande is internationally popular as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being part of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, a nesting ground of the largest marine reptile, the leatherback turtle. (Wikipedia)

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Our hotel is the perfect spot for your Playa Grande vacation. Our boutique beach hotel offers close proximity to the beach and the surf. Playa Grande has one of the most consistent waves in all of Costa Rica. We have two onsite yoga studios with incredible retreat offerings year round. Our Playa Grande restaurant sits in the tree tops and has the best food in our area. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a sunset happy hour. We love special events and host several weddings each year. But what makes us truly special is our people and our vibe, come check it out!

Our surf shop has all the toys you need. Frijoles Locos is your premier Playa Grande Surf Shop. Much more than just a surf shop, it is a vacationer’s amenity, the go-to place for advice on where to eat, what to do, for rental equipment, for surf lessons and fun for the whole family. Save time and minimize hassle by utilizing our complimentary Concierge Service prior to arrival. Send us an email now!  

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You Are Costa Rica is a Surf School and Tour Operator, owned and operated by a PURA VIDA Costa Rican staff.

Friendly, customized services to ensure your visit remains a positive adventure filled memory.

Surf Lessons

Rental Surfboards & Beach Equipment

Surf & Skate Club

Airport Transfer

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Villas Kalei is a Private Boutique Hotel with four modern eco-friendly villas located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica manage by its owners.

Each villa has been carefully design and constructed using materials as polished concrete, local hardwood and glass with outdoor terrace and beautiful gardens for you to relax and enjoy nature sounds.

At Villas Kalei we believe in contributing to preserve the environment, supporting our community, nature and wildlife.  (read more: click our logo)



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Wil-Mart is a supermercado at the entrance of Playa Grande, Costa Rica. We have everything you would need for a fantastic vacation.

Food, groceries, fresh fruit, snacks, drinks and more!

May catch a concert during your visit.

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Amigo Realty specializes in Real Estate in Costa Rica and Vacation rental homes, specifically the Northern Pacific region of the country known as Guanacaste, also known as the “Gold Coast” for the golden sandy beaches.  This area is a great place to invest, retire or own a second home in Guanacaste Costa Rica, as it has the best overall climate, it’s own international airport, advancing infrastructure, & room to grow.  Costa Rica is already known as the “Switzerland” of Central America.

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On the left as you enter Playa Grande.

Fresh, original recipes, local produce variety of options for your breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon meal or snack. Indoor or outdoor seating available.

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