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

Vista Grande: Prime Ocean View Development Parcel In Playa Grande

Vista Grande: Prime Ocean View Development Parcel In Playa Grande
Price
$1,950,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
13
Property Type
Development Parcel
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity, Mountain, Countryside
View Type
Mountain View, Ocean View, Northern View, Western View
Total Lot Size
22.80 ha (56.34 acre)

Vista Grande is located exactly 1 kilometer from Playa Grande, one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches and renowned as a world-class surfing location. Encompassing the top of one of Guanacaste’s highest peaks, this 22.8 hectare parcel offers amazing ocean, mountain and valley views. This property is ripe to become...

Playa Grande Estates Residential Lot C40: A Lovely Residential Lot Just a Short Walk to The Beach

Playa Grande Estates Residential Lot C40: A Lovely Residential Lot Just a Short Walk to The Beach
Price
$99,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
11
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Mountain View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
744.00 m² (8,008.32 sq ft)

This lot is only a short walk to the white sand and renowned surf beach of Playa Grande in the community of Playa Grande Estates. The aptly named Playa Grande stretches south all the way to Tamarindo about 5 km away, and is one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches for various reason, but surfing tops of the list. This...

Playa Grande Dev. Parcel: Ocean View Land - Close To The Beach - Perfect Boutique Hotel Location - Owner Financing

Playa Grande Dev. Parcel: Ocean View Land - Close To The Beach - Perfect Boutique Hotel Location - Owner Financing
Price
$299,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
13
Property Type
Development Parcel
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity, Mountain, Countryside
View Type
Mountain View, Wooded View, Ocean View, Northern View, Western View
Total Lot Size
2.70 ha (6.67 acre)

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! - This 2.7 hectare parcel of development land site offers the amazing nature and foliage of Guanacaste, privacy and seclusion with amazing forest, mountain and ocean views. Off the beaten path, but close to everything, this property is only 1 kilometer from the amazing Playa Grande as well...

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...

Playa Grande: Beautiful House with Sea View near Grande Beach

Playa Grande: Beautiful House with Sea View near Grande Beach
Price
$680,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
Villa
Location
Playa Grande, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Ocean View, Mountain View, Garden View
Total Lot Size
0.54 ha (1.33 acre)
Total Living Area
220.00 m² (2,368.05 sq ft)

This villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Santa Cruz. This near the coast property with ocean, mountain and garden views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this villa is 0,54 hectare (1,33 acre), and it has a...

Ocean View Lot Playa Grande

Ocean View Lot Playa Grande
Price
$130,000
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
Mountain
View Type
Garden View, Ocean View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
0.50 ha (1.24 acre)

This home construction site is located in Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in Santa Cruz county. This mountain property with garden, ocean and wooded views is situated in the tropical dry forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this home construction site is a total of 0.50 hectare (1.24 acre).