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ONDA - Playa Grande

Main Road 250 to Northeast from MINAE, Playa Grande 50309 Costa Rica
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Welcome to ONDA Playa Grande - a newly renovated adult-only hotel located just 500 yards from one of the best beaches in Costa Rica and nestled in the beauty of the pristine Marino Las Baulas National Park. ONDA is more than just a place to sleep, it’s a unique experience that offers our guests a memorable travel experience by inviting them to fully immerse into the Playa Grande community. Our beautifully designed spaces encourage social connections and offer the ability to work remotely (if you have to). Whilst our restaurant and bar offers fresh and local cuisine from healthy breakfast to sunset cocktails. ONDA was designed by travelers for travelers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Karaoke
Patio
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Main Road 250 to Northeast from MINAE, Playa Grande 50309 Costa Rica
ONDA - Playa Grande
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scott m wrote a review Jan 2024
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Good food, good vibe , good surf , great staff. Awesome location if your looking for something less busy then tamarindo Food and drink specials most days and a free Costa Rican family breakfast every morning. Cant go wrong if you’re a couple or solo traveling. Surf lessons/rentals and lots of fun experiences can be booked right from the hotel lobby.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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lilguy10 wrote a review Jan 2024
Houston, Texas86 contributions52 helpful votes
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I question so much now that I’ve seen this paradise . We got to come down for Monday sushi and the place was filled with surfers and just chill people . Chef Cobb and staff killed it on the sushi. The entire place was so relaxed. Instructor Sofi is easily an angel on earth. The bartenders kept the party fun and I swore I’d think the are Cubans with their hyper activity. Thursday night was Trivia and I loved playing with people from all over . Go Figure a team from Texas , Cali , and Israel would win. I look forward to booking this resort and just chilling and detaching from life. Thanks again
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jaylin H wrote a review Oct 2023
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My stay at ONDA was wonderful. The customer service was phenomenal, the staff was so friendly and accommodating. The comfort and level of relaxation was unexpected and unforgettable. I am already dreaming of visiting again!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alex S wrote a review Jul 2023
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Be careful with the length of surf lessons. They advertise 2 hrs and tell ppl it’s over in 1-1.5 hrs. I went there twice and it happened each time. Overall, nice instructor and helpful class. Just a bit unfortunate
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jordan E wrote a review Jul 2023
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Wow, everything about the Onda experience was great. We came as a small startup team and spent the week in workshops and excursions throughout the Playa Grande area. Their team made the experience easy and incredibly memorable. The food and drinks were the best in Playa Grande and even the other guests were approachable and gregarious. 10/10 - will come back again!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Ask the team at Onda. Whatever it is you're looking to do, they'll have great suggestions.
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maxime h wrote a review Jun 2023
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Wow, where do I even begin to describe my time at the ONDA Hotel in Playa Grande, Costa Rica? I mean, I've stayed in several hotels during my travels, but this one...this one is something else. A real gem! From the moment I arrived, I was treated like a VIP. The staff were so welcoming - they genuinely care about making your stay the best it can be. They were always there with a smile, ready to help out with any queries or requests I had. The room itself was amazing. It was spacious and clean. Waking up to the sound of the waves it's an experience I'll cherish forever. It was evident that they had taken a lot of care to ensure every room had a personal, cozy touch to it. Now let me tell you about the location. As an avid beach lover, having the stunning Playa Grande just a short walk away was a dream come true. Whether it was a morning walk along the beach, a midday swim or just watching the sun set over the ocean, I was in my own personal paradise. The food at the hotel restaurant is another thing I can't stop raving about. Cafe POLLO !!! Staying at ONDA Hotel was the best decision I made on my trip to Costa Rica. If you're heading this way, trust me, you want to book your stay here. The staff, the rooms, the location, and the food - everything was just perfect. This wasn't just a hotel stay, it was an experience, a slice of paradise that I'll never forget. I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Erin S wrote a review Jun 2023
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Great hotel. Super clean rooms. Great pool, great bar and good food. Easy walk to the beach. Wonderful surf instruction through Onda Experience. Javi, Oli and Koki were fabulous!! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa H wrote a review Mar 2023
Austin, Texas1 contribution
This place is a gem! Everything is new and nice. The bartenders (René, Esteban, Henry, Alonso, and Josh) were all great. And everyone from the surf/activity shop were as well. We felt like family by the second day. We had a great surf lesson from Coki. We were close to the beach and other restaurants and bars. But Onda itself was a great place to hang out during the day and evenings. They have different themes each night, and it’s just a good vibe all around. Bonus for us, as pickleball players, was that there’s a small tennis/pickleball center across the road. We will definitely come back to Playa Grande and stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Aiden R wrote a review Mar 2023
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Amazing trip to playa Grande for a friend's birthday. The hospitality of the staff at Onda was incredible. They made us feel welcome the moment we arrived and by the time we left, I felt like I had made a dozen new friends. The bartenders, Esteban, Henry, Rene, and Alonzo were fantastic and always seemed to put a smile on my face. Javi and Coki were incredible surf guides that made our trip. Lastly, Sofi and Olivia did a fantastic job arranging excursions for us all week long. I highly recommend staying here and am already planning a trip to return. Cheers!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Dave K wrote a review Mar 2023
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This was an excellent experience from start to finish. Outstanding service from a very friendly staff. The food was amazing, the beverages were refreshing and delicious, and the accommodations were 5 star ! I look forward to returning to this beautiful location.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Grande
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about ONDA - Playa Grande
Which popular attractions are close to ONDA - Playa Grande?
Nearby attractions include Las Baulas National Marine Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ONDA - Playa Grande?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taco Star, Upstairs at the RipJack Inn, and Kike's Place.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is ONDA - Playa Grande located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Playa Grande.
Are pets allowed at ONDA - Playa Grande?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does ONDA - Playa Grande offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ONDA - Playa Grande?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.