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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Note: I have not stayed a the hotel, I have eaten in the restaurant. Hence I cannot value the rooms, but I do recommend the restaurant. Spending a few days at the beach in Playa Grande I wanted to eat fish - just fish, no bread around it, not drowned in a sauce, just grilled fish (a la plancha) with... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We made a quick stop here as we took a small boat cruise of the river near Tamarindo. What a nice surprise on this very desolate and wilderness river ride. After seeing crocodiles, birds, lizards and even a swimming monkey, it was so fun to sit at the bar and enjoy ourselves. The two ladies who served us were extra-special... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We didn't stay here or eat here, but we biked here for the big drinks a couple of times. The kids loved the floats! Even more, they loved the parrot that they could pet and talk to. A fun place to go to.

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Comox Valley, Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

We lived down the street from Bula Bula for 5 months last winter and got to know everyone quite well. Our friends came to visit so we suggested this place and they just loved it. The friendly owners, staff and facility in general is awesome. Its nice to suggest a place and it turns out. Its not your big end... More 

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connecticut
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed at a private home in Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande for almost two weeks and we ate at the Bula Bula Restaurant (The Great Waltinis) several times, breakfast and dinner. The menu was varied and resonably priced. The seafood was very good but my favorite was the chicken picatta. Best I have tasted in a long time... More 

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Virginia
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We ate here several times while on a family vacation to Costa Rica. The food was delicious and the staff was very welcoming. The prices were good and it was only a short walk so we just kept going back. We never tried breakfast but heard it was very good. They helped us coordinate water taxi rides to Tamarindo and... More 

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

We've just returned from a 4 day stay at Hotel Bula Bula. In a quiet, lovely setting, Bula Bula has pretty, but small guest rooms, and a beautiful pool. All who work here are friendly, and happy to come to work (who wouldn't?). We were made to feel welcome, and all trips were arranged quickly and competently. The food here... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

I found Bula Bula online in Liberia. We were told it was a 45 minute drive. Piece of cake right...not really. With outdated navigational systems and very poor signage, we decided to stop at Matos Surf Shop about 1 hour and 15 minutes in, for directions. Jeanette the owner was great, and drew a small little map to Bula Bula.... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

I knew I had found the perfect boutique hotel when Todd, one of the two owners, emailed helpful information before I had booked our rooms. My family had three of the 10 rooms at this hotel. The staff was extraordinary, going out of their way to make our stay delightful. The food in the restaurant was affordable and some of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for one night recently, and had a terrific time!! The location is a bit off the beaten trail (your car will get dusty!), but that's what we love. The layout of the premises is perfect, and the pool was fantastic; plus it's just a short walk to the beach. Our room was quite lovely,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set outside Tamarindo in the beach village and national park of Playa Grande. We offer the romantic, the surfer, and the active traveler a tropical oasis amid the tourist stops. Superior rooms with modern amenities compliment the elegant restaurant where exceptional seafood, steaks and local specialties are served. Friendly and attentive staff ensure your stay is a satisfying one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bula Bula

Address: Playa Grande Road, Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Grande
Price Range: $126 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bula Bula 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Bula Playa Grande
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Playa Grande
#5 Romantic Hotel in Playa Grande
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“All rooms surround a courtyard pool; are small, but more than adequate, with good air conditioning, which you need! Beds very comfortable!”
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