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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Grande

Tropical life style

Sugars Monkey is a small hostel where you can breath ocean; 150 mt from miles white sandy beach, welcomes its guests with pool surrounded of tropical garden where you can eat fresh and healthy food from our restaurant open from breakfast time till dinner.

Eight room with air conditioning, ambient fans, private bathroom, shower and hot water;

Two room settings: doble room for two occupancy and large room for four occupancy.

Community space, gym and pool table are free for guest,

Be Water surf rental and tour will happy to take you into waterworld .......

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Game room
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian


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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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goodyjen wrote a review Dec 2021
Portland, Oregon19 contributions
The essence of “pura vida” is here in the beautiful surroundings across from the beach, with a pool and delicious restaurant. The staff are incredibly gracious and the rooms are large and comfortable. Includes a gym and multiple outdoor lounging areas.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Leemacpar wrote a review Mar 2020
Nova Scotia, Canada15 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed 5 nights at Sugar’s Monkey in January. It’s in a great location, just a short walk to the beach. We stayed in the deluxe queen room, and although the rest of the rooms appear to be just a step above a hostel(they do call it a poshtel for a reason), our room was awesome. It was huge, with a large bathroom, very clean, and the bed was beyond comfortable....I slept like a baby. We very much enjoyed our private patio way up on the third floor, overlooking the pool. We would spend our afternoons lounging between the pool and our patio. Oh, and the monkeys! We got to see and hear them several times during our stay, which I loved! My husband appreciated the small workout/fitness area. Things to be noted are: it’s not luxury by any means, but it’s clean and comfortable. The Deluxe queen room is on the third floor, so there are several steps to climb in a hot stairway. We didn’t mind, but older or mobility challenged people may have trouble going up and down them. I feel the price of the rooms reflects those minor things, and we feel we got a great value here. Adding a picture of the view from the bed in our room to the private patio we enjoyed.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nick Ward wrote a review Feb 2020
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Friendly staff, good food, great cocktails, air conditioned rooms. Very close to Playa Grande's main beach and surf break. Enrico and his team all work to make your stay memorable. Make sure you watch the Sunset on the beach everyday, spectacular!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: ground floor rooms in the wooden part of this hotel are noisy as people walk across the balcony
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HSGuzman wrote a review Jun 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom120 contributions37 helpful votes
I was looking for a hotel that was pet friendly and SM was the first to come up.We arrived early and there were 2 very friendly resident dogs waiting to greet us.The receptionist wasnt yet available but the lady on duty was very hospitable and allowed us to check in early.The twin room was right opposite the (small but cute)pool and we had a small terrace where we were able to put the dogs during the day.The bathroom and room were impeccably clean.A/C worked perfectly and hot water ran easily and fast.There is a communal area with a fridge,sink ,a comfy couch,books and a large dining table.The internet was extremely fast which was a plus.The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk to the beach and in an extremely quiet location which is a plus.The receptionist arrived later and was extremely friendly and accomodating,even allowing us to use the hotel rice pot.Breakfast costs extra and allows for every budget from Continental at $3 to the Special at $12.We had the Americana which was toasted ciabatta bread topped with avocado,a fried egg and bacon.Delicious.Juice costs extra and you have to request it.Our dogs were welcome everywhere and the whole place had a friendly and chilled vibe.We were made to feel very much at home.So much so we extended our stay.We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tim Rand wrote a review Apr 2019
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It was a perfect stay, couldn’t have asked for anything more. The hotel is located really close to the beach. There is a swimming pool and a small, but very nice gym. They managed my wrong booking very well and they charge only 10$ to rent a surfboard. If you don’t surf, dont worry you will still love the place & people around here! This town is paradise!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar's Monkey
Which popular attractions are close to Sugar's Monkey?
Nearby attractions include Las Baulas National Marine Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sugar's Monkey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sugar's Monkey?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sugar's Monkey?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sugar's Monkey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taco Star, Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, and Hotel Las Tortugas -Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sugar's Monkey?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sugar's Monkey have airport transportation?
Yes, Sugar's Monkey offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sugar's Monkey located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.01 km away from the centre of Playa Grande.
Are pets allowed at Sugar's Monkey?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sugar's Monkey?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.