Playa Grande Attractions

Top Things to Do in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Things to Do in Playa Grande


Top Attractions in Playa Grande


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What travellers are saying

  • Keith MacPherson
    Costa Rica87 contributions
    This beach was our kids favorite to date for boogie boarding . They looked forward to it each day we were there . It’s a very clean beach and very big.
    Written 6 July 2020
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  • Cori M
    2 contributions
    We did a restorative yoga class with brooks during sunset and it was absolutely amazing. It was absolutely beautiful, the energy of the ocean, the sunset, and Brooks’ wonderful, calming instruction led us into a deep meditative and restorative practice that was just what we needed. Thank you for the wonderful healing session 🙏
    Written 27 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ajkc3224
    Bruce Peninsula99 contributions
    Went as a group for a BBQ supper, it was delicious. Would have been nice to get some veg with the meat and potato though.
    Written 18 November 2015
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ashley S
    2 contributions
    WONDERFUL staff. AMAZING customer service. EASY communication; via email and/or WhatsApp. FAST communication.

    My friend and I booked PlayaGrande for a private transfer from San Jose Airport to Tamarindo hotel upon arrival. Since it was a long ride, we stopped for breakfast and coffee at the half way point.

    On our last day, we also had PlayaGrande pick us up from our Tamarindo hotel for a 1 day private drive/guide tour. 1-2 hours in we stopped for coffee and pastries. We went to the hanging bridges (SO LUSH AND GREEN) and a zipline tour (SO FUN). After that, we stopped for lunch in the little town of Fortuna. Then, we went to the Fortuna Waterfalls, beautiful!!

    That concluded the tour, we were then driven to our San Jose hotel in the evening for our early flight out the next morning. Everything was quick and smooth. The drivers were super friendly and accommodating.

    I strongly recommend PlayaGrande for your Costa Rica trip!! I connected other friends with them as well and they had a good experience too!!!
    Written 3 November 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Michelle B
    Peoria, AZ18 contributions
    We just returned from Costa Rica and did a surf lesson with Mojo Surf and I couldn’t recommend them more highly. They were so awesome! We had a group of 24 people. 10 adults and 14 kids ages 4-15. They took us to a secret part of the beach so we had it all to ourselves. Tim and MJ (the owners) and their surf instructors Johel and JP were so nice, knowledgeable, patient and just totally psyched to surf. Everyone stood up on the board. They had water and fresh pineapple for us when we needed a break. We surfed for about 2 hours and they got great photos of everyone. It was one of the highlights of our trip! I highly recommend everyone do this if they can! Thanks guys for everything! Hopefully we will see you again in the future!
    Written 4 January 2022
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  • N C
    Minneapolis, MN113 contributions
    We stopped in and shopped for a bit. Ended up buying some nice swim trunks. Gentleman who helped us was nice, knowledgeable and helpful. Cute puppy, too.
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Lauren S.
    1 contribution
    Liz was responsive and led my cousin and me in a very nice restorative class with guided meditation to round out the session. She is very kind and does an amazing job fine tuning the experience to the client. I highly recommend her many talents! She will come to you or meet you at a beautiful outdoor facility near the beach. The sounds of local birds, the crash of the ocean and mother nature’s beauty surround you as you are moving with her directions. Her fees are fair and money well spent! Give it a try, you will be glad you did. Thank you Liz!
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • Herman807
    Washington DC1 contribution
    This was our second summer for our family of six, including three young kids, working with You Are Costa Rica, and we strongly recommend them. We discovered them last year (2021) them when our son went to surf camp, which was FANTASTIC!, and we relied on You Are Costa Rica for literally everything for our repeat monthlong trip this year.

    We received such a high degree of personalized attention from them, and they were so thoughtful about catering to the needs of our family. It made it fun and easy for the adults too since we didn’t have to worry about the details! We did a number of activities though them, including kayaking, trips to a hidden gem of a waterfall (pozos los coyotes), a day-long boating trip with snorkeling and fishing, and to top it off, they planned a lovely multi-day trip to Monteverde for our family of six. All of these activities were perfectly tailored to the ability level of the kids, and their staff always made sure the adults had a great time too! They handled everything from recommending and booking activities, lodging, and transportation to/from the airport in a safe, clean vehicle with the nicest driver Rolando.

    We can’t thank Mariana, Marcos, and Rolando enough and look forward to working with them again!
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • 1950fede
    Lugano, Switzerland308 contributions
    Marvelous Beach just to forget all the daily problems & hassles. Just let you go, without Smartphone and radio... Nature pure.., PURA VIDA..!!
    Written 23 January 2018
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  • Gabrielle
    7 contributions
    Rolondo and Laura did a wonderful job planning our picnic by the beach. It was a surprise for my guests and the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Jay
    1 contribution
    Marco was an AWESOME first time surf coach for me and my girlfriend. Both of us went from 0 experience to being able to stand up on our first waves and we had a blast. He also set up an ATV tour for later that day that was a great time.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Ryan S
    Anchorage, AK1 contribution
    We got referred to Jeanette at matos by our Airbnb host. I’ve never surfed before, but by the end of the week she had made me feel like a local regular that had been in the shop for years. She was wonderful taking time to talk with our children and made them feel special. Excellent service, great vibes!!!
    Especially like the organic sunscreen she makes and the fact that they up-cycle old boards and use low Voc foams for their “surf cycled” brand of boards they make in house.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • Lory
    3 contributions
    I took a couple of surf lessions in april with Popsi and enjoyed it a lot. He knew exactly my level and helped me proceed. He showed and explained me how to read the waves and what to take care about. After the lessions with him I was able to improve more by myself and I felt way more secure.
    Romina was organizing everything, so I didn‘t had to care about organizing an hostel by myself. They helped me buying an adapter, went having brunch with me & watching the sunset and gave me many recommendations. The stay in Playa Grande was the beginning of my first solo trip and the time with Popsi & Romina helped me to start in this adventure. It felt very familiar.
    Thank you for the amazing time and pura vida <3
    Written 11 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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