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Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Just returned from 6 days in Playa Grande. I didn't stay at PGI however I was a frequent customer of the bar/restaurant. The Raw Juice bar is great for smoothies, granola bars and juice in the morning. I ate dinner several times at PGI and had cocktails almost every night. The food is solid. Pizza, tacos, nachos were all very...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Just back from my 2nd stay in 2 months at the Playa Grande Inn. Im a New Yorker and world traveler and have stayed at a wide range of tropical locations. Something special about this place will make you want to return again and again. First a bit about Playa Grande itself. Beautiful location, wide sweeping beach, amazing sunsets, sleepy...

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
Reviewed 21 February 2013

My recent trip to Playa Grande, Costa Rica and stay at Playa Grande Inn left me underwhelmed and did not meet my expectations. First the pros, the hotel is very close to the beach and surf spots - a 2 minute walk to the beach entrance where you can watch spectacular sunsets. There is a smoothie and juice bar at...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 21 February 2013

You feel like it's your home away from home. The locals there go out of their way to make you feel like you belong to the community.. If you are missing your pets don't worry you will get a little loven from Carmen. All she asks in return is a rub between the ears. Hanging out and sipping on a...

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Stayed for three weeks with some GREAT people at the playa grande inn!! Clean rooms, KILLER pool,and great waves what more can you ask for :> They also have some insane food and the best smoothies on playa grande!!! Be back soon for some more tubes and Goodtimes!!!! You guys are the best! brett from padre

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Stayed at PGI in August 2012 for 5 nights and i couldn't have asked for a better experience. Justen was a fantastic host, and all his staff were all super friendly and helpful. Rooms were great value for money, clean, and over all really comfortable. Between the pool, ping pong table and bar area (complete with projector and Justens collection...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 18 February 2013

When in Costa, do as the Tico's. By this i mean relax, and enjoy your self. There's no better place than the Playa Grande Inn to just that. The atmosphere is friendly, The food is good, and the whole place is beautiful. I have never stayed at such a unique establishment. The pool is one of a kind, not to...

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1Thank MickUltra
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Surf, geckos, iguanas and monkeys. The food is what you need to do two sessions in the water. The beer is cold and the crowd at the bar is fun. Great value for a clean room, hot water and huge commons area. I was glad there was no TV but the WiFi was super fast and I wish I had...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Yet again I have had a wonderful experience at the Playa Grande Inn. What more can be said, the rooms are clean and reasonably priced, the restaurant and bar are convenient and fun to just hang out and mingle, and the overall experience is a Blast. The atmosphere of Playa Grande is laid back and you feel as if you...

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Playa Grande has got to be one of the best beaches I have ever seen. It's huge, clean, and beautiful. The waves are great for surfing. There are volcanic rock formations down the beach that just look amazing. Playa Grande had a lot of wildlife, and we saw various species of birds, geckos, iguanas and monkeys. Playa Grande doesn't have...

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playagrandeinn, Manager at Sugar's Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We are glad you appreciated the friendliness of the staff here and stunning natural beauty Playa Grande has to offer. You also made several negative points in your review that we would like to address. As many other reviewers have noted our rooms are not luxurious but they are clean, comfortable and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ....... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sugar's Monkey

Address: 250 Meters South of Minae, Playa Grande 50308, Costa Rica (Formerly Playa Grande Inn)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $94 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sugar's Monkey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The 2nd floor rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling-Buckeye, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Staying on the lower level can be noisy with the floor above. If noise bothers you make sure to get a room upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 425SarahH, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Leave it to Javier”
 of 5 bubbles surferdude/dudette, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The ocean is the fitness center and for room service food is in walking distance and just ask the owners for anything you need and they would be glad to help!”
 of 5 bubbles 815chrisi, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you are going to be there for an extended time, I would suggest renting the apartment. It has a kitchen and it separate from the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 850tr, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
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