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Northampton PA
Reviewed 28 February 2010

I visited Playa Grande Costa Rica in November of 2009 for 10 days and stayed at Hotel Bula Bula....The hotel accomodations, staff and freshly prepared meals are superb. The hotel grounds are beautifully maintained and all hotel staff are very entertaining, friendly and accomodating right down to the owners who take an active roll in hotel and guest accomodations and...

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Taber
Reviewed 28 February 2010

Our first trip to a warm destination and it won't be our last, thanks to the great experience we had. The Casa we rented was perfect for our family with our own pool, a very short walk to the beach and close to the Hotel Bula Bula. We were impressed with the helpfulness of the staff. There were so many...

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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 20 February 2010

We stayed at Bula Bula for 5 nights in August 2010 and we enjoyed our stay! The room are a bit small but still confortable and very clean. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the pool is quite refreshing after a day of activities. The staff could'nt have been more helpful and very professionnal. We enjoyed the breakfast, but the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 February 2010

My friends and I stayed at the Hotel Bula Bula for a week to celebrate my 40th birthday and I wish we could have stayed longer. Playa Grande is the perfect location as it is close to Tamarindo, but still retains the peace and quiet that we wanted for our beach vacation. There are no hotels right on Playa Grande...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 February 2010

I would highly recommend the Hotel Bula Bula to anyone traveling to this region of Costa Rica. It is by far the nicest hotel in Playa Grande as far as the rooms, pool and bar are concerned. Breakfast is included and was excellent. The staff was very friendly and fun. Our room was very clean. And the rockers outside the...

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California
Reviewed 21 January 2010

This place was like the icing on the cake. My girlfriend and I booked a week stay at this fabulous hotel. It only helped compliment the amazing Playa Grande area. From the delicious food (catering to special dietary restrictions), cozy rooms and the best landscaped garden to enjoy your poolside cocktails. This place couldn't be any better, but it was...

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Toronto
Reviewed 19 January 2010

The rooms were tiny, with lighting that made it impossible to read at night. and air conditioner was very noisy. The dramatic photos shown on the Internet of the rooms must have been done with a very wide angle lens and lots of extra lighting. The hotel is also located at least a 25min drive from Tamarindo, and whilst you...

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I had the opportunity to converse with this client several times during his stay with us. He told me that his group was having a “wonderful time and a wonderful vacation.” His opinion changed when he learned that we would enforce the cancellation policy during the peak season holiday period. The client notified us that he would need to return...

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Reviewed 5 January 2010

We loved our stay at Bula Bula, the staff and owners are so nice and made us feel so welcome! We stayed for Christmas and the place had a really nice Christmassy feel, we could have not picked a better place to stay! The rooms are really colourful and lovely and clean (bug free as well!) The pool is great!...

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Chelsea, London
Reviewed 2 January 2010

This was our first stop on the Nicoya Peninsula and we were both really excited about heading to the coast, catching some sun and exploring some more of Costa Rica. When we arrived at Hotel Bula Bula, it was a different story. It was clear that the managers really couldn't care less about the guests and that everything revolved around...

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gumbo39
Reviewed 29 December 2009

Hotel Bula Bula is a gem. I could have stayed here for days floating on my back in the lovely tiled pool gazing at the beautiful landscaping, the azure blue sky and the passing white clouds. The AC room was spotless and cheerfully colorful with a terrific mattress, comfy pillows and thick towels. A fantastic breakfast was included in my...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $124 - $209 (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 the rooms we seen were to perfection all the way down to the Mattress as I am very picky when it comes down to sleep time..”
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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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