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

Colinas del Golf: Beautiful 3BR Homes in a Gated Golf Community Minutes From the Beaches REDUCED!

Colinas del Golf: Beautiful 3BR Homes in a Gated Golf Community Minutes From the Beaches REDUCED!
Price
$125,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
25
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Wooded View
Total Lot Size
106.00 m² (1,140.97 sq ft)
Total Living Area
103.00 m² (1,108.68 sq ft)

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...

Palm Beach Lot 165: Residential Building Lot Close to Playa Grande Ready To Build

Palm Beach Lot 165: Residential Building Lot Close to Playa Grande Ready To Build
Price
$89,000
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
Wooded View
Total Lot Size
820.21 m² (8,828.63 sq ft)

This building lot is perfect for a residential home or vacation rental investment. On a good access road, this lot has water and electric ready to go and is only a short drive from the amazing beaches of Playa Grande, world renowned for it’s world class surfing, turtle sanctuary, diverse eco system and estuary and...

Las Ventanas, El Roble #55: Brand New Modern Home w/Pool Surrounded By Nature

Las Ventanas, El Roble #55: Brand New Modern Home w/Pool Surrounded By Nature
Price
$499,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
28
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
1,030.00 m² (11,086.78 sq ft)
Total Living Area
213.68 m² (2,300.02 sq ft)

This fabulous 3 bedroom home has just been completed and is for sale in Las Ventanas, one of the most renowned developments in Playa Grande on the Gold Coast of Guanacaste. This home features a modern design with exceptional finishes, efficiently spread out over 2,300 square feet of interior space, a gorgeous private...