Beach Towns: Playa Grande

About Playa Grande in Guanacaste, on the Gold Coast of Costa Rica.

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Playa Grande is aptly named as it’s one of the longest beaches you’ll ever step on and the long sweeping curvature of the beach allows you to see from end to end on a clear day. Situated on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste, Playa Grande is just north of the most popular beach town in the area, Tamarindo, and is separated from that beach by the Matapalo River, located within Marino Las Baulas National Park.

playa-grande-and-estuaryaerial-view.jpegProvince: Guanacaste
Amenities: 4 Stars
Infrastructure: 3 Stars
Nearest City: Santa Cruz (35 minute drive)
Nearest Airport:
Liberia (60 minute drive)
Nearest Hospital: 
Liberia CIMA (60 min. drive)

This beach was a popular nesting grounds for the leatherback turtle when thousands of turtles would bury their eggs here, but sadly, their population has drastically declined, and by 2008, there were only 32 turtles that arrived during the nesting season. For that reason, this area of the Marino Las Baulas National Park is fiercly protected and the turtle populations are on the rebound. In fact, you won’t find any camp fires along the beach at night as the beach itself is part of the national park, and rules prohibit visitors past sun down.

playa grande horse back riding.jpegIf there’s 1 singular thing Playa Grande is known for is surfing. The breaks are breath taking and attract surfers from all around the world. Breaks are moderate and constant, earning Grande a reputation of one of Costa Rica’s premier surf destinations. Here you’ll find lots of small hotels and very affordable hostels to house this constantly rotating crowd of surfing thrill seekers.

The beach is long and spread out, as is the sparse population. There’s really no town center, but there are several restaurants and shops up and down the main road to satisfy your needs. And for what ever you don’t find, Tamarindo is a short drive or even water taxi away where you can enjoy nightlife and shopping and the like. 


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Costa Rica Real Estate For Sale: Playa Grande, Guanacaste

Palm Beach Estate Home: 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom Home in Palm Beach Estates

Palm Beach Estate Home: 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom Home in Palm Beach Estates
Price
$670,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
12
Beds/Baths
4/4
Beds
4
Baths
4
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
983.00 m² (10,580.88 sq ft)
Total Living Area
297.00 m² (3,196.87 sq ft)

4 Bedroom, 4 full Bathrooms and two half bathroom home in Palm Estates, Playa Grande, perfect ambient, tranquility and privacy . This home is air conditioned throughout, . Very secure neighborhood . It also has a recreation room as well as a separate living room that opens up to the outdoor pool and garden . The...

Playa Grande Rock House: Beautiful, traditional, California style home, with 3 extra lots

Playa Grande Rock House: Beautiful, traditional, California style home, with 3 extra lots
Price
$388,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
24
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Greenbelt View
Total Lot Size
3,701.00 m² (39,837.07 sq ft)
Total Living Area
326.00 m² (3,509.02 sq ft)

Come see this beautiful and well build home, located in a very private and peaceful neighborhood, within close access to amazing beaches, and useful conveniences, yet away from it all. The house is beautifully decorated on the outside with polygon rocks and traditional composition roof. The house is being sold...

Casa Playa del Tamarindo: Beautiful & Spacious 2 BR Surfer & Beachlovers Home in Playa Grande

Casa Playa del Tamarindo: Beautiful & Spacious 2 BR Surfer & Beachlovers Home in Playa Grande
Price
$425,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
11
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
808.00 m² (8,697.20 sq ft)
Total Living Area
180.00 m² (1,937.50 sq ft)

​In lovely Palm Beach Estate Estates, ​this beautiful two story home ​is just a short walk from the ​world r​e-known​ed ​long white ​surfing beach of Playa Grande​. This large 808 square meter property has "documented certification" from the MINAE stating it is outside of the questionable National Turtle Reserve that...

Casa de Risa: Beautiful Home Near the Beach

Casa de Risa: Beautiful Home Near the Beach
Price
$550,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
19
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Wooded View
Total Lot Size
680.00 m² (7,319.43 sq ft)
Total Living Area
250.00 m² (2,690.97 sq ft)

This charming, custom-built, 3 bedroom home is the perfect place for relaxing and embracing the Costa Rican beach lifestyle, in style. Steps away from the beautiful beaches of Playa Grande and Playa Ventanas, all area activities are at your fingertips like surfing, hiking, fishing, swimming or just long walks on a...

Near the Coast Development Parcel For Sale in Playa Grande

Near the Coast Development Parcel For Sale in Playa Grande
Price
$5,760,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
1
Property Type
Development Parcel
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Eastern View, Greenbelt View, Mountain View, Northern View, Ocean View, Valley View, Western View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
48.00 ha (118.61 acre)

This development parcel is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in Santa Cruz county. This near the coast property with greenbelt, mountain, ocean, valley and wooded views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this development parcel is a total of 48.00 hectare (118.61...

Casa Muy Grande: Oceanfront House For Sale in Playa Grande

Casa Muy Grande: Oceanfront House For Sale in Playa Grande
Price
$2,200,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
5
Beds/Baths
5/5
Beds
5
Baths
5
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Oceanfront
View Type
Beach View, Greenbelt View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
0.70 ha (1.73 acre)
Total Living Area
418.06 m² (4,499.94 sq ft)

This house with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Santa Cruz. This oceanfront property with beach, greenbelt and ocean views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 0.70 hectare (1.73 acre), and it has a living...

Hotel & Restaurant: DRAMATIC PRICE REDUCTION Popular & Profitable Boutique Waterfront Hotel on The Estuary

Hotel & Restaurant: DRAMATIC PRICE REDUCTION Popular & Profitable Boutique Waterfront Hotel on The Estuary
Price
$1,299,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
45
Beds/Baths
10/10
Beds
10
Baths
10
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Riverfront
View Type
River View
Total Lot Size
2,118.50 m² (22,803.25 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
975.49 m² (10,500.00 sq ft)

MOTIVATED SELLER: This is one of the most popular, well established and profitable operations in Guanacaste. Situated right on the Rio Matapalo Estuary on the south end of Playa Grande, this property is just a short walk from the beach, or a water taxi ride from Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica's most visited areas. This...

Large Corner Lot: Residential or Commercial Property Close to Beautiful White Sand Surf Beach

Large Corner Lot: Residential or Commercial Property Close to Beautiful White Sand Surf Beach
Price
$250,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
7
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Wooded View
Total Lot Size
2,205.72 m² (23,742.08 sq ft)

PRICE REDUCED! This is the largest lot available in Playa Grande with nimboyarees water pipes installed and building permits already approved. Located only minutes from to 2 popular Grande surf breaks, this property is zoned for both commercial or residential usage. This gives the flexibility to build a home, a...

Corona del Cabo Lot 7: Premium Mountain & Golf Course View Lot!

Corona del Cabo Lot 7: Premium Mountain & Golf Course View Lot!
Price
$74,900
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
10
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
0.74 ha (1.83 acre)

This premium Mountain View and Golf Course View lot is located in the prestigious gated development of Corona del Cabo, 3 minutes away from Playa Grande and Las Baulas National Park, one of the world's top surfing locations and an important ecological preservation site, and within a 15-minute drive from Tamarindo....

Palm Beach Estate Playa Grande Lot: For sale! Price REDUCED!

Palm Beach Estate Playa Grande Lot: For sale! Price REDUCED!
Price
$55,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
City View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
1,017.00 m² (10,946.85 sq ft)

A very nice wooded lot located near the beach in a lovely gated beach side community. Just a 5 min walk from the beach and the surf in beautiful Playa Grande. Just around the corner from several nice restaurants, hotels, and a small grocery store. The lot already has permits to build approved from SETENA. A huge...