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

Near the Coast Development Parcel For Sale in Playa Grande

Near the Coast Development Parcel For Sale in Playa Grande
Price
$6,000,000
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
50.00 ha (123.55 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 50.00 hectare (123.55...

Casa Bosque: 3 bedroom house with guest house and much more!

Casa Bosque: 3 bedroom house with guest house and much more!
Price
$410,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
29
Beds/Baths
4/3
Beds
4
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
Total Living Area
315.87 m² (3,399.98 sq ft)

This house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Santa Cruz. This countryside property with garden view is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 0,50 hectare (1,24 acre), and it has a living space of 315,87 square...