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Hotel Cantarana

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is Amazing! My husband stumbled upon it when we were in need of a nice relaxing trip. Upon arrival we were greeted by Jenna, who gave us great tips of the place right away. We were starving so we decided to eat at the hotel restaurant. We were blown away on how good the Italian was and ate...

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

Hola Kristin, We are very glad you enjoyed your week of vacations with us. Thank you very much for this amazing review. We are constently looking to improve some areas of our hotel. We will be really happy to have you and Kyle as guest again. It was a pleasure meeting you. Pura Vida, Cantarana

Dana Point, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just stayed at the Cantarana for 7 days. What a great time. The staff was amazing. Evelyn, Kent, and Jenna were super helpful and very friendly. The hotel is real close to the beach and you are very remote from the nightlife of Tamarindo. A very chill place and great culture. The surf was real fun...

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windsor ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Playa Grande , I wandered by this gem . Upstairs open restaurant . Food is amazing and drinks are well crafted . Can't say enough good things . The night I was there , it was Italian night .Food was incredible . Some will say it is slow service . This is NOT a fast food restaurant it...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights at Hotel Cantarana and we so happy we found this hotel. It is just a few minutes walk to a beautiful very deserted beach. On which we saw tons of wildlife, so many crabs, birds, and even a little sand shark swimming in the waves. On the path to the beach we saw iguanas and...

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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 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four and stayed here for three nights. The staff were outstanding especially Evelyn and Jenna. The food was very good - don't miss tapas night - and the included breakfast was great. Lots of local ingredients and fresh fruits. They also had a juice bar set up for smoothies and iced coffees. All of the...

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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

Summerland, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Playa Grande and are so happy that we found Hotel Cantarana. We booked 8 nights at this truly beautiful hotel and enjoyed every minute of it. It is set in a quiet and safe beach community and has a restaurant on-site. The staff are amazing - thank you Evelyne, Jenna, Kent and...

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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 4 weeks ago via 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 4 weeks ago via 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 5 weeks ago

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 12 March 2017

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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 5,478 - ₹ 8,571 (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 Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
#1 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
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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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“All the rooms have an excellent location within the property.”
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“Every room has it's own balcony/terrace. This is a small 5 room private hotel.”
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