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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a Saturday night at this hotel 2 weeks ago with family members. Negatives: Room took forever to cool. Ants and lizards in rooms. Brought food to cook breakfast for family but ovens didn't work in either rooms. Don't pay extra for the breakfast, it's a scam. No service. Positives: Nice location. Not worth the price.

Thank S M
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners of this resort and friendly and amazing. The pools, rooms and grounds are well taken care of and beautiful. It is down a min or 2 off the main road and the surf is beautiful. Even with the air conditioner on and windows closed you can still hear the sound of the surf. We were very impressed. It...

Thank HamiltonFam
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family recently stayed at Marea Brava in Playa Hermosa and it was the highlight of our trip. You are right off the Pacific Ocean and the staff was just incredible. Shirley was extremely helpful with a room change (we moved to a beautiful condo overlooking the ocean), as well as a rainforest tour just outside Jaco. Thank you to...

1Thank davidlanese
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First night, TV no function, no hot water... New room.. new room could not run AC at night because of the noise in one of the units.. Nice grounds... Not much truly tropical landscaping... but well maintained. Saw 5 people get cut from the ceramic tiles in the big pool.. Might not have had this problem if the tiles had...

Thank islandjerr
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The views from the room were 2nd to none. The place isn't perfect but we loved the location and apartment. Put it in another location and it may have got a 3 but in Costa Rica it is fantastic value for money and I will be back

Thank 177doug
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's a very quite place , beachfront , express services including food, grocery stores, drugstores etc, I planned to stay only 2 days but it turned out I stayed 2 more nights, if you really want to have a relaxation time....this is your place !

Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed here during our trip in September 2016. This is surfer country but we didn't care, the beauty of this place should be appreciated by all. The staff was extremely welcoming and attentive. They went beyond their capabilites to make sure we had everything we needed. My family is in the landscaping business back home and...

1Thank Shelly O
MareaBrava, Director de Recepción at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Shelly, we really enjoy to have you here, we apreciatte your comment and we hope to see you soon again in our place. You are always welcome! Pura vida!

Reviewed 8 August 2016

My good friends Robby and Alex have been staying in this hotel for years. After recommending myself to come I came to realize that the staff and views are like no other. Thomas helped us with all our needs. Great location for a great price!

Thank Leonharary
MareaBrava, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your words, we are very glad to have you here and comeback anytime you want! Pura vida!

San José
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Excellent place. Right at the beach. Nice pool. Apartments are well equipped, clean and spacious. Strong tides though and not really suitable for swimming. We had an apartment with a long balcony looking out over the sea. Can really recommend it.

Thank Piekster
MareaBrava, Director de Recepción at Marea Brava, responded to this review

Thank you so much hope to see you soon in our hotel! Pura Vida!!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd time staying at the Maria brava in playa hermosa. Such a beautiful property, it makes you feel like your in the jungle, but nestled right on the beach. Hearing the sounds of the waves crashing while laying in bed is something I'll truly miss. The room was huge and very clean, and the staff was awesome...

Thank mstark619

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marea Brava hotel and condos are located in Playa Hermosa (translation: "beautiful beach"). We have two pools, 24hr security, a bar, ATV tours, secured parking, wireless internet, beautiful gardens, beachfront location, air conditioning, maid service, and laundry service. We can arrange any number of exciting local tours and excursions right from our concierge desk. There are (2) one bedroom hotel rooms and (5) two bedroom hotels rooms. The beachfront penthouse condo is uniquely decorated & located on the top floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marea Brava

Address: Playa Hermosa Beachfront, 2 Blocks off Main Road | Playa Hermosa -Jaco, Playa Hermosa 4023, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: ₹ 3,529 - ₹ 21,569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marea Brava 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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Marea Brava Playa Hermosa
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“beach front.”
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“The condos facing the ocean were incredible.”
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