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Hotel Cantarana

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went on this trip by myself to get away, relax, and do absolutely nothing. This was a great place to do just that. The hotel was very quite and very close to the beach. There were several food options and a market within walking distance. The staff was friendly and helpful.I always felt safe. FYI, the beach doesn't have...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had such a lovely time here. It's a quiet boutique hotel with 5 rooms, pretty pool, gracious and friendly staff, all at a very affordable price. Room 2 with 2 beds and a terrace was perfect. The food in the restaurant was good. The beach is a 5 minute walk with private access, and it is a truly quiet,...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Waitsfield, Vermont, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unique customer service, always with a smile. Attentive to the extreme! Highly recommend. Like so much we plan on returning next week! Watch out for the white throated magpie-jay, while beautiful, they are a pain in the butt!

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Weatherford, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quaint place, the grounds were very clean and the pool was inviting. The rooms were nice, comfortable and clean. The staff was amazing (very inviting and loved the genuine smiles), they were very friendly, informative and accommodating. The restaurant and bar was nice, located on top of the reception area (which lead to great views and breeze). They also...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved our stay at Hotel Cantarana! Beautiful grounds and clean comfortable rooms, with plenty of space. We came to Hotel Cantarana after being in Tamarindo for four nights and Playa Grande was a breath of fresh air, peace and tranquility. We arrived on a Thursday so we enjoyed Tapas in the restaurant that evening and breakfast was also delicious....

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Cantarana in Feb 2017, and we loved it. It is small - only 5 rooms - which is part of the appeal (fyi, room 5 is located under the restaurant while rooms 1 - 4 are in a separate building down a short path). Beautiful, well-maintained property; lovely pool with great chairs and a little...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing quaint place.....great staff...Kent waitress and YOGA instructor whose class was great! Jenna the manager....very nice and friendly....great business she runs....food was the "BEST" and the atmosphere in the dining room was very nice and made us go back for more....CLEAN and well done! Faye Gee Sudbury Ontario CANADA

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Hilltown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is our fourth year coming to Hotel Cantarana. Love this hotel. The only negative is actually a positive for my wife and I. The hotel is very close to a beautiful uncrowded beach in Playa Grande. The road into Playa Grande is quite rough but you just need to take your time, it is well worth it. Even though...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The staff go out of their way to help with tour arrangements, transportation or just about anything! Clean, very uncrowded beach. This is a quiet, relaxed area so don't expect a lot to do in the evenings. Tamarindo is a quick boat ride away but they do not run after 5:30pm.

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Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Hotel Cantarana and loved it. We did not want to leave! The hotel is clean, comfortable, quiet and right at the beach. It's a small boutique hotel in a beautiful gated beach area. Just a 3 minute stroll down a jungle path and you are at the most amazing beach ever with big waves for...

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Federico d, Propietario at Hotel Cantarana, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for choosing our hotel to enjoy your Holidays! We are working to improve some areas, for us your feedback is very important so we can provide the best service every day. We hope your experience was unique in Hotel and Restaurant Cantarana! For our entire team is very important to satisfied our guest! Pura Vida Federico de Mezerville

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Hotel Restaurant Cantarana
Cuisines: Seafood, South American, Costa Rican
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our small Boutique Hotel is situated in the Northwest of Guanacaste on a peninsula bordering directly on Marino Las Baulas National Park. We are 100m from the almost deserted endless beach of Playa Grande. In our beautiful double rooms & tropical garden you will find tranquility & relaxation in soothing seclusion. Our atmospheric restaurant invites you to tasty culinary excursions for your eyes and taste. Our experienced team looks after you with great care, doing their very best to make your holiday a pleasantly unforgettable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Cantarana

Address: Palm Beach Estates | 50308 Cabo Velas, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: RM375 - RM574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Cantarana 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Cantarana Hotel Playa Grande
Hotel Cantarana Costa Rica/Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
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Keizer, Oregon
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“No bad room in the place.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferjF1238DT, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms similar.”
 of 5 bubbles KBCNET, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have an excellent location within the property.”
 of 5 bubbles ire_unfried, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Every room has it's own balcony/terrace. This is a small 5 room private hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 805don, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 5 unless you are a very early riser, as noise from the upstairs restaurant will wake you up around 6:30 AM”
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