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

House — Residential Sale

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, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

4
4
Total Lot Size983.00 m² (10,580.88 sq ft)
$670,000

House — Residential Sale

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...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

3
3
Total Lot Size3,701.00 m² (39,837.07 sq ft)
$388,000

House — Residential Sale

​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...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2
2
Total Lot Size808.00 m² (8,697.20 sq ft)
$425,000

Development Parcel — Land Listing

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...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size48.00 ha (118.61 acre)
$5,760,000

House — Residential Sale

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...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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5
Total Lot Size0.70 ha (1.73 acre)
$2,200,000

Hotel/Resort/Hostel — Commercial Sale

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 operation utilizes...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Total Lot Size2,118.50 m² (22,803.25 sq ft)
$1,700,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

This beautiful property is located minutes from to two main surf breaks on the stunning white sand of Playa Grande. This large property is zoned for both commercial or residential usage. Build your dream home or business in one of Guanacaste's best beach neighborhoods.

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size2,205.72 m² (23,742.08 sq ft)
$275,000

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

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....

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size0.74 ha (1.83 acre)
$74,900

Home Construction Site — Land Listing

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...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Total Lot Size1,017.00 m² (10,946.85 sq ft)
$55,000

House — Residential Sale

These are beautifully constructed 3 bedroom, golf course-view homes being offered in the 2nd phase of Colinas del Golf development in Playa Grande with nice floor plans and quality construction in a secure gated community, only minutes away from the beaches. Even at these low low prices, appliances are included, HOA...

Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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2
Total Lot Size106.00 m² (1,140.97 sq ft)
$115,000